Alexander Potapov



Alexander Potapov was born on December 21, 1987 in the town of Kotelnich, Kirov Oblast. In 1995 he won admission to the town children's music school majoring in xylophone. While attending, he participated in local and interregional competitions for which he was awarded for numerous times.

In 2002 he was admitted to Kirov oblast School of Arts (xylophone). From 2002 to 2006 he was the soloist of Vyatsk orchestra of folk instruments named after Shalyapin, from 2003 to 2006 he was a member of Vyatsk symphonic orchestra headed by V. Raevsky. In 2006 he was enrolled in the faculty of Music, Variety Art and Artistic Communication (majoring in percussion instruments) of the St. Petersburg State University of Art and Culture, which he successfully graduated from in 2011.

Starting from 2006 till present Mr. Potapov collaborates with famous musicians from all around the world and also participates in various jazz festivals.

From 2008 - till present: "Acid cool" band

From 2008 - 2012: "Non cadenza" band

2009 - 2012 "Nina Karlsson" band

2012 - till present: "Welcome to the club"

2012 - till present: "FRUKTbl"

2012 - till present: Late night show "Vecherniy Urgant" (Channel One)

2015 - till present "BASTA"

2016 - till present " Guru Groove Foundation"


FRUKTbl / Late night show “Vecherniy Urgant” (Channel One) / BASTA / Guru Groove Foundation