Grammy Award winning pianist Ruslan Sirota has traveled the world, playing with some of the biggest names in jazz and pop music. Born in Uman, in what is now Ukraine, Ruslanâs musical heritage comes from a family rich with generations of musicians. He was exposed early in his youth to American Jazz and improvisation, and began to see music as a mission in itself, a source of passion. Ruslanâs family moved to Israel when he was ten, where he continued his music studies. At 17, he captured a prized scholarship to the Berklee School of Music, with personal assistance from legendary vibraphonist Gary Burton. After graduating in 2003, Ruslan jumped right in and started playing with the most prolific and legendary names in Jazz. He played on and wrote material for Stanley Clarkeâs The Toys of Men on the track âJerusalem.â Heâs also collaborated and toured the world with Dennis Chambers, Marcus Miller, Seal, Josh Groban and Brian McKnight. With his first solo album, Ruslan, on Stanley Clarkeâs Roxboro Entertainment Group label, Ruslan is setting his sights on his own music. He considers the creation of his music to be a quasi-spiritual experience. Pursuing his goal of creatively exploring, thus always growing as a musician.