Alexander Naumovich Tsfasman (Russian: Александр Наумович Цфасман; born December 14, 1906 - died February 20, 1971) was a Soviet Jazz pianist, composer, conductor, arranger, publisher and activist. He was an important figure in Soviet Jazz from the period of the mid-1920s until the late 1960s.
Tsfasman was born in Alexandrovsk (now Zaporizhya, Ukraine) in the Russian empire, and graduated from the Nizhegorod Musical Technicum in 1923, where he played percussion in the orchestra, and graduated from the Moscow Conservatory in 1930 from the piano class of Felix Blumenfeld.
- Столетию Александра Цфасмана посвящается (Dedicated to the 100th Anniversary of Alexander Tsfasman) Online Jazz Journal: Jazz.ru (in Russian)
- Александр Цфасман Archived 2017-03-25 at the Wayback Machine Entry at Jazz In Russia (in Russian)
- Цфасман Александр Наумович Archived 2014-08-25 at the Wayback Machine Entry at Yandex dictionary (in Russian)