Leo Chelyapov

One Man Band from Los Angeles, CA - Will travel up to 65 miles
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15 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2010

$175 - $4000 per event
About
Hi,
I play clarinet (klezmer and swing styles), saxophone, flute, duduk, piano/keys and accordion. I studied at the Schnittke Moscow State Institute of Music and graduated as a woodwind soloist, orchestra conductor, and music educator. Emigrating to Hollywood in 1992, I have appeared on several TV shows including Beverly Hills 90210, the Chabad Telethon and Late Night with David Letterman. My other performances include a series of five concerts at the University of Judaism with jazz luminaries Buddy Collette, Abe Most, Herb Jeffries and Bobby Rodriguez. In 2002 I performed at the Playboy Jazz Festival in Beverly Hills with his Hollywood Klezmer Jazz Quintet. Currently, I work as a freelance musician, performer with Valadez World Ensemble at Disneyland (Anaheim) and teacher out of my recording studio near Culver City. With my Jazz/Klezmer karaoke set up I play jazz standards, klezmer and other styles of popular music for weddings, bar and bat-mitzvahs, birthday parties, corporate and other events.
I also have world/jazz trio (duet or larger ensemble is also possible) with instrumentation of your choice... If you want quality entertainment for your occasion do not hesitate to get in touch with me to discuss the details...

Kings of Klezmer
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
A GigMasters member for 5+ years

Wedding

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Leo is a very versatile jazz musician. For our daughter's engagement party, he played both saxophone and clarinet. The party, attended by 75 friends and family, was a big success in large part due to Leo's outstanding music. He exceeded our expectations.

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Engagement Party

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Leo was professional and extremely accommodating. He plays the saxophone very well. Also,his prices are reasonable. I would highly recommend him!

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Corporate Function

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Leo was very professional, his music was beautiful, and everyone enjoyed his presence. Thank you Leo for providing my company with a very memorable experience. Cheers, Victor D

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Concert

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The performer who accompanied me was about 45 minutes late and we had little time to rehearse before it was time to perform. She also informed me that it was a difficult piece and she appeared very uncomfortable with playing it. Furthermore, she appeared frustrated with me and questioned why I had picked a piece so difficult. I felt that I was very accommodating in assisting her to understand and perform the piece yet she was frustrated anyways. In short, the performance was not up to standards of what I expected and I walked away very frustrated and displeased. It was definitely not worth the 150$ I had to pay for a mediocre performance.

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Leo Chelyapov’s Response:

Sorry, Matthew about this mishap with the pianist - she was recommended to me by a friend and I realized that it was a big mistake to send her instead of doing it myself. I had very good record since joining the gig masters and I would really appreciate if you would pointed out that even though it was my fault at the end in regards of trusting other people, I wasn't the actual performer, it was the sub, someone that I thought was trustworthy.. I will never recommend her to anybody under any circumstance, again, my apologies.

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He was talented and a professional.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Extremely enjoyable. All our guest commented about how enjoyable Leo's music was and what a great addition it was to our party. We have not hesitation in hiring Leo in the future.

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Leo Chelyapov’s Response:

thank you, so much! L

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Private Party

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Leo Chelyapov added so much class and ambience to the party. He was very accommodating with a few special requests. The guests loved him. One guest is a musician herself and very much enjoyed listening to him. He was very professional and I would hire him again.

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2018
Nov
7
Event
Pasadena, CA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Dec
28
Wedding Reception
Redondo Beach, CA
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
2017
May
6
Wedding
Riverside, CA
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2013
Dec
21
Wedding
North Hollywood, CA
10:30 PM - 11:00 PM
2013
Nov
10
Birthday Party (Adult)
Huntington Beach, CA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2013
Oct
12
Birthday Party (Adult)
Glendale, CA
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2013
Jul
13
Private Party
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2013
Apr
15
Concert
West Hills, CA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2013
Jan
18
Private Party
San Diego, CA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2012
Sep
29
Corporate Function
Costa Mesa, CA
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2012
Sep
1
Wedding
Dana Point, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2012
Jul
15
Birthday Party (Adult)
Los Angeles, CA
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Leo Plays Klezmer Video
http://www.youtube.com/user/chelorec?blend=21&ob=5#p/a/u/2/ib5c85Bb4s4
Piano
Saxophone
Accordion
One Man Band
Jazz One Man Band
Jazz Saxophone
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
Please note Leo Chelyapov will also travel to Alhambra, Bell Gardens, Glendale, Huntington Park, Maywood, Monterey Park, Bell, Hollywood, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Montebello, South Gate, Burbank, Beverly Hills, Inglewood, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Culver City, Downey, El Monte, Lynwood, Pico Rivera, Toluca Lake, Universal City, Willowbrook, Compton, La Canada, Montrose, North Hollywood.
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