"The Russian Crooner" Gary Nova (Igor Novicky), Russian Ukrainian Gypsy singer from New York, USA
This page is dedicated to the "Russian Crooner" Gary Nova (Igor Novicky), Russian and Ukrainian singer of old songs.
(December 1st, 1935, Russia - May 18th, 2009, New Jersey, USA).
Igor Novicky grew up in the late ’40s and early ’50s on the lower East Side of Manhattan. He played soccer for the old New York Americans. In the early ’60s and ’70s, he owned "The Gym" in New York City. In the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, he was a singer/musician specializing in Russian music, he had his own band called "Balalaika Russe" and recorded a couple of albums. In 1975 Gary began cooking with the first dish being "Borscht #1" (according to the cook book), although the recipe in this book has changed somewhat. Gary’s advice to beginners is: “Be patient and don’t give up!”. In 2008 Gary Nova published a cook-book "30 Days Around The Stove". "The Russian Crooner" Gary Nova has made many appearances throughout the United States and Europe, in places such as Lincoln Center in New York City, the Palace in Gstadd, Switzerland. His recording on the Armen label of "I Remember Russia," a fine example of his talent, has been extremely popular in the Russian emigre community in America.