The Nutcracker on vibraphone? Balalike it!

The Nutcracker performed on vibraphone for Old New Year

Alexei Chizhik is the only musician in the world who plays the vibraphone with five sticks. The vibraphone is a percussion instrument that resembles a cross between the xylophone, the marimba, and the glockenspiel.

Chizhik-jazz-quartet plays classical music in jazz interpretation, as well as Mr. Chizhik's own jazz songs, extremely rhythmic and mesmerizing. All four musicians combine virtuoso performance, a sense of ensemble, and full freedom of expression. Their breathtaking performances are so uplifting you feel like you’re flying.

Here are some notable performances by Chizhik-jazz-quartet:

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