Igor Butman, saxophone virtuoso, bandleader, club owner and television host, is Russia's number one jazz personality. In June 2009 Igor launched his own label called Butman Music. Igor has performed at every Olympic Games starting with Athens'2004 and he was among those who ensured Russian victory in running for the capital of Winter Games in 2014. Igor Butman runs international "AquaJazz" festival which is held annually in July in Sochi. On October 28, 2011 Igor Butman was given a rank of People's Artist of Russian Federation for outstanding services to Russian music by the decree of Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
Special guest of the Modern Wealth Management Forum in may, 2008