Val Belin - King B / About
Val Belin - King B - widely known musician and composer, who opened the first Real Blues Club "Jimi Hendrix", based in St.- Petersburg. In a frameworks of the project "Russia gets the blues "he has invited a famous Jazz composer and trumpet player Wynton Marsalis and his Lincoln Jazz Orchestra.
He released new album "Let the big Dog eat "- the first professional Blues album in Russia
So far, this expanse of "King B+BBB" is one of the few and certainly one of the best teams in the country. Val Belin have been working hard and not losing hope, but all work should bring rewards not only moral but also material, but any optimism to have a real reason to exist for a long time. During its existence the group has provided to the public several well stylistically formed blues programs - "Big Blues Ball", " The Doors in Blue", "Back to the Blues Basic", "Man with the Gun", "Those Black Russians", "Just Like I Play", "Cool Blues Party" & "Big Blues Party", which is not only musical ideas, but also attended dance sketches and theatrical performances, including audience participation in vocal competitions accompanied by the group.
Unique Russian Bluesman got his nickname -- "King B. of Russia" and full recognition in New Orleans Heritage Festival - the homeland of Delta Mississippi Blues