Persons of the Festival marathon "Jazz unites us!":
Boris Plotnikov (harmonica, Russia)

24 April 2015
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Before the announced concert of the Festival-contest «Jazz unites us!» on International jazz Day, left very little time, and we begin to acquaint you with musicians, unforgettable meeting with them waiting for you at 6:00 pm April, 26.2015 at the Odessa Theatre of Musical Comedy.   Dear friends!   Odessa citizens remember hot temperament of Boris Plotnikov’s improvisations. He showed himself as a very charismatic actor with a vivid facial expressions and [...]

Persons of the Festival marathon "Jazz unites us!":
Nelly Manukyan (flute, Armenia)

24 April 2015
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Before the announced concert of the Festival-contest «Jazz unites us!» on International jazz Day, left very little time, and we begin to acquaint you with musicians, unforgettable meeting with them waiting for you at 6:00 pm April, 26.2015 at the Odessa Theatre of Musical Comedy.   Dear friends!   Odessa scene is a lucky one for Nelly Manukyan: a talented flautist became the prize winner of the First International Festival of improvisational [...]

Persons of the Festival marathon "Jazz unites us!":
Odessa Big Band directed by Nikolay Goloschapov

24 April 2015
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Before the announced concert of the Festival-contest «Jazz unites us!» on International jazz Day, left very little time, and we begin to acquaint you with musicians, unforgettable meeting with them waiting for you at 6:00 pm April, 26.2015 at the Odessa Theatre of Musical Comedy.   Dear friends!   Odessa jazz orchestra directed by Nikolay Goloshchapov will open the jazz marathon on 26th of April. Under the assessment of the director, [...]

Persons of the Festival marathon "Jazz unites us!":
The duet Taras Kuznetsov (piano) and Igor Ulitskiy (saxophone)

24 April 2015
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Before the announced concert of the Festival-contest «jazz unites us!» on International jazz Day, left very little time, and we begin to acquaint you with musicians, unforgettable meeting with them waiting for you at 6:00 pm April, 26.2015 at the Odessa Theatre of Musical Comedy.   Dear friends!   The duet of Odessa inhabitants, Taras Kuznetsov (piano) and Igor Ulitskiy (saxophone), is well-known for regular performances of art songs in the [...]

Persons of the Festival marathon "Jazz unites us!": Bernard Struber

23 April 2015
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Before the announced concert of the Festival-contest «jazz unites us!» on International jazz Day, left very little time, and we begin to acquaint you with musicians, unforgettable meeting with them waiting for you at 6:00 pm April, 26.2015 at the Odessa Theatre of Musical Comedy.   Dear friends!   The «jazz map» scales of Festival-marathon covers 9 cities from 6 countries all over the world. It is notable that guests take the [...]

Persons of the Festival marathon "Jazz unites us!": Guests from Kherson

23 April 2015
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Before the announced concert of the Festival-contest «jazz unites us!» on International jazz Day, left very little time, and we begin to acquaint you with musicians, unforgettable meeting with them waiting for you at 6:00 pm April, 26.2015 at the Odessa Theatre of Musical Comedy.   Dear friends!   The winners of the 11th jazz competition in memory of Rostislav Kobanchenko, that took place in Odessa on March 22nd, 2015, are going [...]

Welcome letter from
Mr. Herbie Hancock and Mr. Thomas R. Carter,
on the occasion of the International Jazz Day – 2015

20 April 2015
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Dear friends!   On the eve of the International Jazz Day, we received a welcome letter from the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue, Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Mr. Herbie Hancock, and the President of the Institute Mr.Thomas R. Carter.   Original letter   We are touched by the attention of prominent cultural figures who have dedicated themselves to a world filled with mutual understanding, and we are [...]

Persons of the Festival marathon "Jazz unites us!": Dwiki Dharmawan, Indonesia
April, 26. 2015. Odessa

18 April 2015
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Before the announced concert of the Festival-contest «Jazz unites us!» on International jazz Day, left very little time, and we begin to acquaint you with musicians, unforgettable meeting with them waiting for you at 6:00 pm April, 26.2015 at the Odessa Theatre of Musical Comedy.   Dear friends!   Thanks to our Indonesian partners the world famous musician from Jakarta, who has a great respect among the experts in contemporary jazz in many [...]

Marathon Festival "Jazz unites us!" to mark the International Day of Jazz in Odessa, April 26, 2015

16 April 2015
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  One more year has passed and on the 26th of April, 2015 at 18:00 Odessa Musical Comedy Theatre named after M.Vodyanoy will hospitably open its doors for all jazz connoisseurs again. The festivity is coming to us and it is organized by Nikolay Goloschapov, Mikhail Freidlin and «Master-Jam Fest» jointly with the administration of the theater.     Dear friends!   The fourth [...]

Herbie Hancock’s Video Address on the Occasion of Jazz Day Celebration

23 April 2014
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As we approach the International Jazz Day all countries of the globe are in anticipation of the festivity of joy, unity, acceptance and harmony. Jazz pulsation, harmony and melodies, which fill melomaniacs’ houses, passenger compartments, places of work through musical devices’, speakers or fashionable gadgets every day, will infill concert venues in a little while. All around the world people, gathering together, will exchange energy [...]

April 26 — International Jazz Day Celebration in Odessa Comedy Theater with the support of UNESCO

8 April 2014
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On April 26, in occasion of the International Day of Jazz, the Odessa Theater of Musical Comedy will host a big gala concert with support of UNESCO.   This year’s celebration of the World Day of Jazz on April 26 being organized by the Odessa Theater of Musical Comedy, Nikolay Goloshchapov, Mikhail Freidlin and the team of «Master-Jam Fest», which will take place with personal support of Herbie Hancock, one of the [...]

Celebration of International Jazz Day – 30 April 2014

23 January 2014

        Invitation   Dear friends,   We are pleased to invite you to celebrate the third International Jazz Day in your country.   In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its role in uniting people in all corners of the globe.   International Jazz [...]

56th Grammy Nominations in Jazz Announced

7 December 2013
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Nominees for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Dec. 7.   Among the nominees in the jazz categories are recordings by Kenny Garrett, Paquito D’Rivera, Wayne Shorter, Gregory Porter, Randy Brecker, Wlodek Pawlik, Buika and others.   In the category «Best Improvising Jazz Solo» were nominated Wayne Shorter & Paquito D’Rivera. Paquito D’Rivera also were nominated in the category «Best [...]

Молодежный экспериментальный театр ЖУЙ

8 October 2013
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The most virtuosic Russian harmonica player
will make a seminar in Odessa

2 June 2013
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9 Июня состоится семинар Бориса Плотникова — самого виртуозного харпера России и преподавателя игры на губных гармониках, финалиста Master-Jam Jazz Fest 2013 в Одессе (5–8 июня).   Отметим, что это будет первый в Одессе мастер-класс по губной гармонике, проводимый музыкантом такого уровня.       Семинар, по его словам, будет посвящен главным вопросам исполнения музыки:   * Звук и время как основа музыки — понимание [...]

Jazz legend Vladimir Tarasov
again will surprised Odessa:

1 June 2013
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art installation and a music duet with the legend pianist Sergey Terentyev (Odessa) during Master-Jam Jazz Festt   4 июня в 17:00 состоится открытие арт-проекта «Шестидесятые» Владимира Тарасова, художника, джазового музыканта, перкуссиониста, композитора, дирижера, автора инсталляций (Литва) в новой здании Музея современного искусства Одессы (ул. Белинского, 5) Проект будет открыт для просмотра с 4 по 11 июня.   А 8 июня легенда джаза Владимир [...]

The American saxophonist Jay Rodriguez, nominated for Grammy, the participant of Master-Jam Fest, will make workshop in Ukraine.

16 May 2013

Hernan Jay Rodriguez (USA) — the American saxophonist, flutist and clarinetist with Colombian origins, the founder and member of the well-known New York City’s «Groove Collective», has been nominated twice for a Grammy under the best jazz solo category.   He has worked, produced or recorded with great artists like Elvis Costello, Gil Evans, the Mingus Big band, Celia Cruz, [...]

The World Day of Jazz will be celebrated in Odessa for the second time

9 April 2013
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Odessa was one of the few «jazz» cities of the world where the World Day of Jazz established by UNESCO was celebrated for the first time in 2012.   At that time the event was initiated by the author and the General Producer of the Odessa Jazz Carnival (2001 to 2010) Mikhail Freidlin and the founder and permanent head of pop-jazz department of the Odessa College [...]

Jazz Legends will Perform during the International Jazz Day Celebration in Odessa Music Comedy Theater

30 March 2013
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Live Webcast Now! Dear devotees of jazz and high culture!   Last year the jazz community of our city successfully started the tradition of the UNESCO International Jazz Day Celebration in Odessa by the initiative of Mikhail Freidlin and Nikolay Goloshchapov. During the celebration the first global project in the world jazz community, based on the modern Internet communicatory capabilities and a jam session principle, «Master-Jam Fest» was presented. [...]

Bonobo — "The North Borders" Out 1 April

13 February 2013
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«Bonobo» project, was created by Simon Green. He is one of the most popular artists of Ninja Tune label. Bonobo unveiled details of the new album. The album is named «The North Borders» and it will be released in April, 1, 2013.   Already we can hear a debut track «Cirrus» from the album. Such famous artists as Cornelia, Erykah Badu and others, have take part in the album [...]

Evening of piano music by Sergey Terentyev

22 January 2013
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В субботу 26 января в Одесской Филармонии состоится вечер фортепианной музыки с Сергеем Терентьевым, блестящим классическим и джазовым пианистом со славянской душой, одесским юмором и волшебным, словно «жемчужным», прикосновением к каждой ноте. Человек с необыкновенным чувством музыки, преданный настоящему искусству и человеческой культуре.   В программе вечера музыка И.С. Баха, Л. Бетховена, ведущая — Наталья Моисеева.   Начало концерта в 18:00.   От имени всей команды Мастер-Джем Феста приглашаем вас [...]

Bobby McFerrin will present a new program
in Lviv (Ukraine) on June 15, 2013

8 January 2013
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Знаменитый американский джазовый вокалист, десятикратный лауреат премии «Грэмми» выступит во Львове 15 июня 2013 года.   Бобби МакФеррин является одним из самых известных в мире вокальных новаторов и импровизаторов, всемирно известный дирижер. Работал с такими знаменитостями, как Йо-Йо Ма, Чик Кориа, Херби Хэнкок. МакФеррин приедет с совершенно новой программой «SpiritYouAll» в сопровождении инструментальной группы и вокалистов.     Источник: Jazzinkiev.com  

Winter jazz Billboard

1 December 2012

Джазовая зима может согреть любого ценителя джаза. Встречайте! Jazz winter can warm any connoisseur of jazz. Meet! Jazz hiver peut rechauffer tout amateur de jazz. Rencontrer! Jazz Winter warmen jeden Kenner des Jazz. Meet! Zima Jazz moze ogrzac kazda konesera jazzu. Spelniaja!

The updated edition of the book "Jazz Greats"
was released in Saint-Petersburg

22 November 2012
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The updated edition of the book "Jazz Greats" was released in Saint- Petersburg few days ago.   There are materials about 145 jazz musicians from The U.S.A and The Europe of different periods of jazz history in the new two-volume edition of the popular collection of jazz biographies and interviews.   The book was published [...]

Ukrainian musicians at tour on Europe with Jazz Orchestra 2012!

28 September 2012
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Igor Stetsyuk, Ukrainian composer and conductor, professor of a composition of The National Music Academy named aft. Tchaikovsky conducted the orchestra. The European Jazz Orchestra musicians were selected from 20 European countries. Ukrainian musicians took part at this project for the first time.  

Autumn Jazz Billboard

13 September 2012

Summer is over, but jazz continues. This means that your attention is an overview of jazz events of autumn.

Odessa JazzFest will be held in September

24 August 2012
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С 21 по 23 сентября 2012 года в Одессе будет проходить очередной Международный джазовый фестиваль Odessa JazzFest, проводимый под патронатом губернатора Одесской области Эдуарда Матвийчука. В этом году программа фестиваля разнообразна и интересна. Вот лишь несколько имен из фестивальной афиши.

XV Moscow International Festival
"Jazz at the Hermitage Garden"

23 August 2012
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24, 25 и 26 августа уютный московский сад Эрмитаж в пятнадцатый раз распахнет свои двери Московскому фестивалю «Джаз в саду Эрмитаж», который из городского мероприятия за 14 лет своего успешного существования стал крупнейшим джазовым OpenAir форумом, получил широкую известность в своей стране и за рубежом.   Юбилейный фестиваль соберет звезд джаза из России, Польши, Израиля, [...]

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