Ilya studied in Europe and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performance Piano with a specialty in jazz. He has been performing as a soloist and member of various bands in Cleveland area for over ten years. Ilya is well versed in styles from Jazz Standards, Smooth Jazz, Popular Tunes and Island Music.
Some credits include performances at:
· McDonald Corp. Benefit Dinner
· American Diabetes Association Fundraiser at the Browns Stadium
· Medic Drug Grand Prix of Cleveland “Start Your Engines Party”
· Great American Rib Cook Off
· Taste of Cleveland
· In Concert with Russ Freeman & The Rippingtons – Allen Theater
· The Wave’s Cleveland Jazz Concert Series at Fat Fish Blue
· Karamu Theater
· Fairview Hospital
· St. Gregory’s Summer Fest
· Numerous Fundraisers, Weddings, Corporate Events, and more.
Cleveland Music Group helped make our day a HUGE success!
Scott Jones and the team at Cleveland Music Group helped in the planning of our wedding day via a DJ for the evening, audio for our ceremony, and a pianist for the cocktail hour.
Scott helped make it a very easy and smooth process, and guided us through every step in our planning.
Our DJs (Big Dave & Wild Wes) were incredible. They had energy, they helped walk us through all of the evenings events, and they were a huge hit with our guests. They knew how to keep the party going, and helped make sure everyone was having a good time.
I would highly recommend anyone to consider the Cleveland Music Group for your event!!Kyle & Jenn KloetzlyOct 8, 2016The Bertram Inn
Ilya was great! I would definitely book him again for future events.Maria Miller, GIE MediaAug 29, 2011Great Lakes Science Center
I was so impressed with the performers at my husband’s surprise party! They helped to make our evening absolutely perfect! They sounded amazing! Loved their professionalism!Mindy GoodinDec 31, 2010Pine Lake Trout Club
Ilya was fantastic and played so well. His beautiful music made our rehearsal dinner a night to remember. I would highly recommend him. Thanks again for everything! It was a pleasure to work with you.Joan Hays (Michael Hays wedding)May 7, 2010Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls
Thank you Jerry Bruno Productions for providing top-notch professional musicians for our employee event! Ilya and the jazz trio were outstanding and kept everyone entertained throughout the evening! Applause to you!Kris Conces, Southpoint HospitalSep 25, 2009Inter-Continental
The trio played beautiful arrangements for the patrons listening pleasure. They also kept the sound at a level that the guests could enjoy talking to each other, something that often is difficult at a social event. That was very appreciated by the guests and I received many comments about the great music. It was a wonderful event, and your musicians contributed to its success.Bobbie Lindenbaum, Beachwood Chamber of Commerce Taste of BeachwoodSep 21, 2008Embassy Suites Beachwood
Ilya worked very hard to find the music that we wanted and was a pleasure to work with.Eryn Artrip & Christopher MyersSep 22, 2007Manikiki CC