Aleksandr Saratsky: born January 28, 1961 in Kiev, Ukraine, USSR. Parents: father – Naum Saratsky – engineer, mother – Alla Saratsky – music specialist, teacher. Went to school at six. 1975 finished 8 grades of general school and musical school #3 named after V.S. Kosenko on violin class. The same year entered the theoretical faculty of Kiev music academy named after R.M. Glier. 1973-75 years first tries in composing and interest in jazz. 1978 trip to Tbilisi for a jazz festival. 1979 - 1981 – military service in regiment band orchestra in Chernigov. 1981 - 1982 – worked as a keyboard player at "Tovtry" ensemble of Hmelnitsk philharmonic. There in Hmelnitsk met my future wife Alene Vasilyeva. 1982 - 1984, 1985 - 1986 – worked as a keyboard player at "Kaskad" ensemble of Pskov philharmonic. 1983 – Married. 1984 son Dmitriy Saratsky was born. 1983 – entered the theoretical faculty of Leningrad Conservatory named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. Graduated 1988 graduation paper "Fusion as a phenomenon in the modern music". Since 1987 worked as a musical director of "ХХ vek" ("ХХ century") band. Participated in many of national and international festivals together with this band - "Rock-Panorama" (Moscow 1987), in Lisbon 1987, in Barcelona 1988, appearance at "Inter-talent" (Prague 1989). 1995 founded "Dva plus..." ("Two plus...") ensemble, works with it till now. Different musicians along the years participated in the work of the ensemble such as: Maxim Gladetsky (double-bass), Maxim Kochetov (saxophone), Valery Kolesnikov (flute), Vladimir Molotkov (guitar), Andriy Kuzmenchuk (percussive), Lana Merkulova (vocal), Lilia Grevcova (vocal), Sergiy Rybalkin (guitar), Vladimir Voloshuk (double-bass), Igor Rudoy (saxophone), Dmitry Alexandrov (saxophone), Sergiy Makarov (double-bass), Vadim Balayan (percussive), Alexander Rukomoinikov (saxophone), Alexander Timchuk (percussive), Artem Mendelenko (saxophone), Svetlana Loboda (vocal), Natalya Gura (vocal) and many others. The permanent member of the ensemble is Aleksey Tuzov (vocal). "Dva plus..." ensemble participated in different jazz festivals and events, tours Ukraine and CIS, shows, corporate events, banquets and many other events. A. Saratsky issued two personal albums: in 2001 – "Dva plus…", in 2004 – "SaraBanda". Now working on issuing a new disk with jazz versions of Ukrainian folk songs. Aleksander Saratsky is the author of many works for pianoforte, camera ensembles, symphonic and band orchestras, jazz and rock ensembles. Composed music for the theatre ("Lion in winter", "Cat house"). Saratsky teaches at Kiev music Academy (conservatory) named after P.I. Chaikovsky, Evening music school #1 named after K. G. Stecenko and the Institute of Pop.