Last night, the famous Kazakh jazz musician and composer Yakov Khan passed away.
Being a bright and extraordinary personality, Yakov Nikolaevich reached great heights in that area of music, which is less represented in due measure. Having absorbed great love and affection for jazz from his youth, he purposefully went all his conscious life to achieve his goals and realized them despite all sorts of ups and downs.
Since 1969, Yakov Khan worked at the Korean Theater, during which he wrote a number of serious classical works, musical accompaniment to many theater performances and a large number of arrangements and music for songs.
At various times he led the pop-jazz and folklore groups of the theater: “Ariran”, “Kayagym”, “Samulnori”, as well as the orchestra of the Korean Theater.
Not stopping at conducting and composing activities, Yakov Nikolaevich bit by bit collected an anthology of song folklore “Koryo saram”, which included more than 400 rare songs.
The staff of the Korean Theater expresses deep condolences to the family and friends of Yakov Nikolaevich Khan and mourns with them.