Nikolai Kapustin was born on November 22, 1937, he was a Russian composer and pianist. He played with early Russian jazz bands such as the Oleg Lundstrem Big Band. In his compositions, mostly for piano, he used a fusion of jazz and classical forms. He and other pianists recorded his works.
Kapustin died in Moscow at age 82. Circumstances surrounding his death is yet to be revealed. We will update you as soon as we have more information about his death.
Sad to hear that Kapustin has passed away! He had such a fantastic sound as a composer of jazz music in a classical form!https://t.co/EHEvdsU918
— Matthew C. Haislip 📯 (@MatthewHaislip) July 5, 2020