Ed Nesvijski

Ed N.

State College, PA

Lesson Details



Ed delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
February 1996

Playing jazz music more as 40 years: clarinet, flute and saxophone. Participated in National and International Events. I am professional acoustician with PhD degree. Speaking English, Ukrainian, Portuguese and Russian.


Freelance musician
May 2013 - Present

Ed has been a jazz music lover since high school playing alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute and clarinet. Later played in Dmitry Dmitrenko Big Band, Illiya Gass Big Band and with Vadim Korsak Group (now known as “Musical Laboratory”) in Kiev Ukraine and Laci Olah Big Band in Moscow, Russia for several years. Then perused his career in acoustic research and computer aided modeling and engineering design. Has returned to playing jazz with friends at home studio 4 years ago. Participated as invited guest in “Autumn Jazz Marathon” International Jazz Fest in Kiev, Ukraine in November 2016.

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Nov 1977 - May 1984
Acoustics & Music
Sep 1977 - May 1984


English, Ukrainian, Portuguese and Russian.
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Invited Guest
Nov 2016
International Autumn Jazz Marathon 2016

Edouard Nesvijski and Vadim Korsak
Autumn Jazz Marathon 2016 in Kiev, Ukraine took place on November 19. This international event came
back in 2015 after long interruption. At that time economical and political situation in Ukraine came
down due to intervention of Russia, annexation of Crimea and war in the Eastern Ukraine. In spite of
this, I met my friends, musicians of jazz band Musical Laboratory, in good spirit. I’ve noticed great
changes in mood and energy of practically all of them, old and young, since my last visit to Ukraine five
years ago.
I would like to express here my gratitude to the Organizing Committee of the International Jazz Festival
Autumn Marathon for their official invitation, which gave me an opportunity to participate in the event. I
would like to share with my readers more information about the main host of the festival - Vadim Kosak’s
Musical Laboratory Jazz Band.
Vadim Korsak and his Musical Laboratory have participated in many national and international jazz
festivals, TV shows and radio programs. “Music is an international phenomena, there are no borders for
it”, Vadim says. Vadim Kosak’s Musical Laboratory Jazz Band is the full name of this group born in
Kiev, Ukraine more than 25 years ago. Vadim and his band brought up a number of excellent musicians
during the last 25 years. The group successfully combines jazz traditions with innovative approaches and
their own compositions.
Vadim Korsak (trumpet, flute, keyboard and vocal), Edouard Nesvijski (saxophone, flute and clarinet),
and Alex Bondarev (trombone, guitar and vocal) got together to discuss an idea of experimental jazz
group in early 80's. This group of jazz enthusiasts was based in Kiev Automobile Club. The first name of
the group was “Band of Experimental Jazz Music". Though the name of the band and musicians changed
over the years Vadim has remained faithful to the original idea and kept the band-set (Sweden Swing with
several vocalists support) unchanged. The recent name of the group “Musical Laboratory” reflects
innovative approaches to jazz music and experiments with complex meters like 7/8, 11/8, 5/4 etc.
The band has hosted the yearly International Jazz Festival Autumn Marathon and participated in the
International Jazz Day Festivals. Autumn Marathon – 2016 took place in a beautiful historical building of
October Palace in the center of the city. It is officially known as the International Center of Culture and
Arts of Ukraine. The building was constructed between 1838 and 1842 upon the design of Italian
architect Vikentiy Beretti for the Russian "Institute for Noble Maidens". The building was renovated
during Soviet time and got its name of October Palace. During the last Ukrainian revolution (“Maydan-
2’) the building was used as a shelter for uprising people and as a local hospital.

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