Svetlana Panova is a Moscow-based jazz vocalist who participated in many Russian and international jazz festivals. She sang with Russia's leading jazzmen - the likes of Boris Frumkin, Alexey Kuznetzov, Nikolai Panov, Igor Butman, Daniel Kramer, Georgy Garanyan etc.
Svetlana Panova was graduated from the Music Department of Moscow Education Academy and the Moscow Jazz College.
In 1989 she worked with famous Oleg Lundstrem's Big Band (by the way, the longest-running jazz band in the world - since 1934!). On Lundstrem's recommendation she has been taking lessons of singing from Mira Korobkova, the doncent of Maymonide State Academy.
From 1995 until 1999 Svetlana was successfully working as a soloist for Anatoly Kroll's MKC Big Band, one of the leading to date in Russia. After one of its concerts a Moscow newpaper, Commersant Daily, wrote: "Svetlana Panova is a real Jazz singer... and a 'vamp-woman' with perfect ballad-jazz phrasing..."
In 1995 the experts' council of the Stass magazine (Moscow, RUssia) which consists of leading Russian composers and jazz critics, called Svetlana "...the best jazz singer of the year".
At the present moment Svetlana is working at Maymonide State Academy as a singing teacher, and performs with famous jazz masters and young musicians in Moscow and other Russian towns and cities.
"Jazz at the Old Fortress 94", Siberian Jazz Festival; Novokuznetsk - Helicon, 1995
"In a Mellow Tone", Anatoly Kroll's MKC Big Band - Soyuz/Prestige Records, 1996
"Only Girls In Jazz", Anatoly Kroll's MKC Big Band - Soyuz/Prestige Records, 1996
"Black in Jazz", Ivanov Brothers jazz project - RDM, 1998 (distribution via Boheme Music)
Fly Me To The Moon
Svetlana Panova - vocal, Andrey Ivanov - upright bass, Mikhail Ivanov - piano, Boris Kurganov - as, Dmitry Sevastianov - drums