Evgeniya ‘Jane’ Kozhevnikova is a second-year graduate student (jazz composition major) at Western Michigan University, a Fulbright scholar from Yekaterinburg. There she got her undergraduate degree in music art of variety. She has been working as a musician in drama theatre, performing original music with her jazz band and teaching piano in music schools.
Though Evgeniya is mostly working on jazz composition, she is going beyond it. Her music is often inspired by classical composers like Rachmaninov, Chopin, Brahms, Skryabin and many others. Latin music traditions had a great influence on her. In the USA she continues playing jazz with student ensembles, developing the repertoire with new original music and doing arrangements.