MJF2014 Participant: Greg Rivkin (trumpet, Israel)

May 28 2014
"The trumpeter, whose playing is in the tradition of Woody Shaw, Freddie Hubbard and Lee Morgan, would in another era be a member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. His tone is quite attractive, his solos are full of surprises, and he plays with consistent passion and creativity within the hard bop and post-bop tradition. Rivkin’s fiery and forward-looking playing with luck makes him one of the [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Juancristobal Aliaga (guitar, Chile)

May 13 2014
Guitar player from Chile, who is currently studying a Master in Contemporary Performance in Berklee College of Music, in the Varlencia Campus. [...]

MJF2014 Participant: William Perez (guitar, Colombia)

May 13 2014
Guitarist William Perez graduated as Master in Music from Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia in 2008, in his personal projects he is always in constant search and includes elements of jazz, rock and classical music. He has participated in the festival of Jazz al Parque, the most important festival in Colombia in the years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. In 2013 he released his first solo album en[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Felipe Medina (bass, Colombia)

May 9 2014
Felipe Medina is a bassist From Colombia. He graduated from the Conservatorio de Bellas Artes (Cali, Colombia), after that he won a scholarship from the Colombian government and graduated in Jazz Performance from the Conservatorio Manuel de Falla (Buenos Aires, Argentina). He also studied Brazilian popular music at the Escola de Musica Villa-Lobos (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).\\r\\nHe has played in an[...]

Happy Birthday to Yelena Khanga

April 30 2014

  Dear friends!   Today, May, 1, is a birthday of Yelena Khanga, well-known, TV-host, chairlady of «Master-Jam Fest» organizing committee.     Dear Yelena, happy birthday!   Let everything your girl’s heart wishes come to you easily and well-timed! Stay always charming, witty and beloved!   And stay with us!     Sincerely yours,   «Master-Jam» Team       [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Denis Malenko (guitar, Ukraine)

April 25 2014
Denis Malenko is a young jazz guitarist. Started to play guitar from 14 years. Finished Dnepropetrovsk musicle college. The student of variety department of Dnipropetrovsk Conservatory named after M. Glinka. The winner of national and international competitions as part of the duo "Delis". The member of numerous jazz festivals. Participated in the summer school with such jazz musicians as Frank Par[...]

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

April 23 2014

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 [...]

Happy birthday to Anatoly Osherovich Kroll!

April 19 2014

Dear Friends!   Today is a birthday of People’s Artist of Russia, Honored worker of arts of Russian Federation, the winner of Moscow award in literature and arts, composer, conductor, pianist, the chairman of «Master-Jam Fest» jury — Anatoly Osherovich Kroll!.     Anatoly Osherovich is a giant of Soviet jazz! Inspirator, Teacher, Master!   We wish health, boiling energy, new jazz experiments with «Master-Jam» and the April sun [...]

Master-Jam Fest wishes happy birthday to Sergey Gevelyuk!

April 15 2014

Dear Friends!   Today, April, 16, is the birthday of our good friend, generous, unbelievably gifted Master and real Artist of photography, beloved by Odessa citizens, Sergey Gevelyuk. His photo-chronicle of Odessa is the unique project of the unique person.       Dear Sergey!   We wish you happy birthday with the greatest of [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Christin Neddens (drums, the USA/Germany)

April 14 2014
Christin studied jazz drums in Hanover (Germany) and Groningen (the Netherlands) with Heinz Lichius, Steve Altenberg and Prof. Ralph Peterson. Currently she lives in Los Angeles to finish her Master degree in Jazz drums at "Thornton School Of Music" University Of Southern California where she studies with Aaron Serfaty, Ngudu Chancler and her main teacher Prof. Peter Erskine. Christin has played o[...]

Happy Birthday to Herbie Hanckok!

April 12 2014

  Dear Friends,   Today all the World Jazz Community celebrates the birthday of the prominent pianist and composer, the 20th century’s Jazz Legend, one of the most influential Jazz musicians of modernity, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and a founder of International Jazz Day Mr. Herbie Hancock.   We joint all the happy birthday wishes, which sound into address of Mr. [...]

() Поздравляем с Днем рождения Сергея Терентьева!
И представляем фильм о нем

April 11 2014

    Дорогие друзья!   Сегодня, 11 апреля, День рождения талантливого музыканта Сергея Терентьева! Пианист, первым начавший исполнять академическую музыку и джаз в одном концерте, причем делая это одинаково блестяще... Сила его чувств, виртуозность его пальцев, гибкость и сложность его репертуара — по удивительно точному определению Елены Шевченко — «...заставляет струны наших душ звучать на [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Mahlon Hoard [ll] (saxophone, the USA)

April 10 2014
Registraton is in progress [...]

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

April 8 2014

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 [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Anatoliy Pinchuk (trombone, Germany)

April 6 2014
Registration is in progress [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Alexey Lupashko (drums, Ukraine)

April 6 2014
Registration is in progress [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Zaza Zumba Korinteli (guitar, Georgia)

April 3 2014
Musician and composer Zaza Korinteli is better known by his stage name Zumba. His music is combining a variety of rhythmic styles of World Music, Jazz, Fusion, Folk-rock and instrumental improvisations. He is a multi-instrumentalist on guitar, bass, wind instruments, percussion, and vocals, he leads the band ZumbaLand and also collaborates within several other musical projects. Staged nationwide [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Artem Shirokov (trumpet, Russia)

April 3 2014
Registration is in progress [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Alexandra Malli (flute, Austria)

April 3 2014
Alex is a classical educated flutist and flute teacher. She came across jazz improvisation many years ago, when she was searching for something special - something not many flutists are doing. Although she still likes playing classical works, she’s really fascinated about the challenges of improvisation, so after finishing her classical studies she started to study jazz flute seriously and recen[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Hamza Zeramdini (guitar, Tunisia)

April 3 2014
Hamza Zeramdini, born on July 22, 1987 in Tunis, develops an early passion for music and the guitar. While playing mainly the guitar along with the bass guitar, he obtains his undergraduate degree in business management from the IHEC Carthage and undertakes musical studies at the National Conservatory of Tunis. His love for the classic guitar gives way to a love for jazz which he discovers at the [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Efe Erdem (trombone, Turkey/the Netherlands)

March 27 2014
Efe Erdem - Trombonist/Composer/Trumpet player. Born in Ankara, Turkey in 1989. After finishing his primary education, he was successfully accepted to further his studies at the Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory in 2000. Efe began his music education in the Classical Trombone Department, taking lessons from A. Bedii Durham. During this time, he participated in Classical Trombone, J[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Felix Eilers (trombone, Germany)

March 26 2014
Felix studied his Bachelor of jazz trombone in Rotterdam, Netherlands with world famous trombonists Bart van Lier, Ilja Reijngoud and Brandt Attema. Currently he studies master jazz degree at the conservatory of Groningen, the Netherlands. The program is called "NYC Jazz". That means every week they have teachers from the USA coming there to teach them, like Don Braden, Alex Sipiagin, Gene Jackson[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Semen Mazurok (MIDI-controller, Russia)

March 23 2014
Semen develops his saxophone mastership. Teaches. Conducts jazz orchestra and cover-group, which performs various styles of music. He tries to play with nice musicians. He is interested in different music. He believes we can not rest on our laurels. [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Uraz Kivaner (piano, Turkey)

March 17 2014
Uraz Kivaner was born in Ankara 1979. Studied Viola and Piano in high school then got the full scholarship for Istanbul Bilgi University Music Department Jazz Piano Performance Major. Graduated in 2003 with a high degree and moved to Poland and started his career .Later worked at one of the Royal Caribbean Cruise ships in U.S in a Jazz Quintet for 3 6 month contracts then moved back to Turkey in 2[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Mertcan Bilgin (drums, Turkey)

March 17 2014
Born in April, 20, 1991 in Turkey. Started playing music at the age of 17. Played with country-wide-famous local artists and bands in different genres from Pop, Rock to Latin Jazz and Fusion. Studied Manufacturing Engineering as Bachelor. Currently playing and educating drums and doing recording sessions. [...]

Vagif Mustafa Zadeh's Birhday

March 16 2014

Dear Friends,   Today, the 16th of March, the wonderful man, a great composer and pianist, the most successful and well-known jazz artists in the Azerbaijani history, the creator of the new jazz direction — Azerbaijani jazz-mugham, the legendary Vagif Mustafa Zadeh would have turned 74.   Willis Conover, the host of «Jazz Time» program on the radio «Voice of America», dedicated one of his hourlong [...]

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