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Anatoly Kroll

Jury president

Leading Jazz Experts and Pedagogues

Vladimir Feyertag

A widely known jazz historian, the author of the encyclopedia “Jazz. XX century” («Джаз. ХХ век») and Willis Conover (''The Voice of America'') prize winner, Vladimir Feyertag got interested in jazz in the middle of 1940s. In

Nikolay Goloschapov

The jury chairman assistant. A well-known and loved by the jazz society jazz-man, the creator and art director of Odessa big-band Nikolay Goloschapov has been the Head of the Jazz faculty of Odessa Art and Culture College by K.F. Dankevich.

Mikhail Mitropolsky

Being a scientific associate of the Physics Institute of RAS (Russian Academy of Science) Mikhail Mitropolsky dedicated 20 years of his life to space physics; but for more than 30 years now he has been studying jazz music.

Kirill Moshkov

The publisher and main editor of the magazine about jazz “Jazz.Ru” («Джаз.Ру») and the portal www.jazz.ru, who regularly tells about the jazz situation in Russia and all round the world.

Felix Kohriht

Currently he is the editor of the anthology "Deribasovskaya - Rishelyevskaya", manager of the author’s TV program “Sobesednik” (Interlocutor), editor of "Odessa Library".

Elena Shevchenko

Art director of “Ragtime” jazz club and the professor-methodologist of Odessa Art and Culture College by K.F. Dankevich, Elena organizes and leads concerts and jazz music festivals, is


Famous jazz performers (musicians)

Anatoly Kroll

A member of Composers' Union (1989) and and Cinematographers' of Russia (1997), one of the most respectful conductors, composers and piano players of Russian jazz and variety, Anatoly Kroll began his professional

Vladimir Tarasov

Member of Latvia Composers' Union, Vladimir Tarasov creates music for orchestras, films and theatres. These include Staatstheater in Stutgard, Majestic Theater of Bruklin Music Academy (New York),

Bernard Struber

Being the Head of jazz department of Strasbourg Conservatory, the leader of innovatory band «Jazztett» and tireless jazz experimenter , the French musician

Andrey Machnev

Teacher of Jazz School Kim Nazaretov (Rostov-on-Don). Saxophonist, composer, arranger. Participant of “New Centropezn jazz-quartet”. Prize-winner of the All-Russian...

Valeri Grohovski

Valeri Grohovski owns bright multifaceted talent of composer, arranger and performer, permanently demonstrating brilliant piano performing technic of classical music

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