Leonid & Friends

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OriginMoscow, Russia
GenresChicago Tribute Band
Years active2014-present
  • Leonid Vorobyev
  • Vasily Akimov
  • Igor Javad-Zade
  • Sergey Kashirin
  • Serge Tiagniryadno
  • Vlad Senchillo
  • Ksenia Buzina
  • Maxim Likhachev
  • Andrey Zyl
  • Oleg Kudryavtsev
  • Vladimir Popov

Leonid & Friends is a Russian tribute act for the band Chicago. Leonid & Friends was founded in 2014 by Leonid Vorobyev. His "friends" are a mix of talented musicians and singers who have collaborated with Leonid on his project.

Vorobyev creates transcribes the arrangements by ear, listing to the original tracks, with no other help. [1]

Leonid & Friends recorded additional videos and gained a worldwide following and over 50 million video views on YouTube and Facebook. [2]

Enthusiastic fan demand has led to a multiple successful US concert tours. The 2021 tour is scheduled to begin in April.

Documentary videos



  • Leonid Vorobyev – vocal, synth, piano, bass, transcript of the musical source, producing, mixing, mastering
  • Vasily Akimov –vocal
  • Igor Javad-Zade – drums
  • Sergey Kashirin – guitar, vocal
  • Andrey Zyl – trumpet, flugelhorn
  • Maxim Likhachev – trombone
  • Alexandr Michurin – trombone
  • Konstantin Gorshkov – sax
  • Oleg Kudryavtsev – sax
  • Vladimir Osinsky – piano (special guest)
  • Vladimir Popov – flute, sax, percussion
  • Serge Tiagniryadno (Kiev, Ukraine) – vocal, guitar
  • Vlad Senchillo – keybords, backing-vocal
  • Ksenia Buzina – backing-vocal
  • Dmitry Maximov – ex-bass
  • Alexey Batychenko – ex-trumpet & flugelhorn

Most of the players are from the Moscow area, others are from Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus [4]



First Videos

First Live Performances (Moscow)

  • January 27, 2018, Igor Butman Jazz Club
  • 2018, Yota Arena. U.S. ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman played keyboards with Leonid & Friends at the Yota Arena in Moscow. Together, they performed Chicago’s 1972 hit, “Saturday in the Park.” [5]

Facebook Groups

More Videos

Demand for US Tours

Search for Promoter and Venues

US Tours

During the 2019 US Tour, Leonid & Friends performed live on NBC TV Chicago: link

Tour Book

Tour Cancellations due to Covid19

2021 Tour Plans



Tour 1

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Florida, and more [6] [7]

Tour 2

22 stops in 13 states.[8] List needed

Tour 3

list needed



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In the media



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