UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, World Jazz Legend, Herbie Hancock Supports «Master-Jam Fest» Projects

March 16 2014

The author and Producer General of «Master-Jam Fest», Mikhail Freidlin received the letter of gratitude and support from Herbie Hancock, jazz legend of the 20th century, one of the most influential jazz musicians of modernity, 14 Grammy Awards winner, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and UNESCO International Jazz Day founder.

MJF2014 Participant: Oksana Ferenchuk (vocals, Russia)

March 15 2014
Jazz singer, Oksana Ferenchuk, was born in Rostov-on-Don in a musical family. Her early years she spent as a soloist in choirs and studying piano for eight intensive years. It was until she was 19 years old and was studying economics at the State University that she was really exposed to jazz by her future teacher and mentor, bassist Adam Teratzuyan. She starte her jazz career, singing with Teratz[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Jimmie Herrod (vocals, the USA)

March 15 2014
Jimmie Herrod is a young, multifaceted, prolific composer and performer primarily residing in the Seattle, WA area. After receiving his BA in Composition and Performance from Cornish College of the Arts Jimmie has continued to make progress in his art, performing in a wide array of musical acts, taking part in large scale productions at the 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle, WA. and most recently winn[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Elnur Huseynov (vocals, Azerbaijan)

March 15 2014
Professional Experience: 2002 - Caspian Jazz and Blues Festival - workshop with jazz singer Deborah Carter. 2004 - Winner of the second edition of the vocal competition “Sing your song”. 2006 - The first Representative of Azerbaijan Republic on the 53rd "Eurovision Song Contest". 2008 - 2011 - the Soloist of Azerbaijan Governmental Capella in philharmonic. 2010 - The primary role of Fabus[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Alexey Baranov (guitar, Russia)

March 13 2014
Alexey was born and lives in Novosibirsk at the moment. He studied classical guitar and later musical teaching. He was a member of some local bands, which play jazz and rock music.[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Jackov Tsvetinsky (trumpet, Ukraine)

March 13 2014
Jazz trumpeter, besides trumpet and flugelhorn Jackov plays bass trumpet and piano. He graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk musical college as a trumpeter, now he studies and works as a teacher at the conservatory. Jackov is engaged in academic and jazz composition. Play such with projects as Le Noir Quintet and LimOrchestra jazz band. He really loves modern streams of jazz music.[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Oksana Karaim (vocals, Ukraine)

March 12 2014
Registration is in progress[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Alain Oyono (saxophone, Cameroon)

March 11 2014
Alain Rodrigue Oyono is a young Cameroonian saxophonist from the сentre of the country. He was born in a Christian modest family of 6 children (3 brothers became musicians, 2 sisters are writers). His father’s choir’s melodies contributed to awake his senses to the music. The choir’s concerts from villages to villages continued to open his mind to the multiples sonorities of his native land[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Carola Zerega (vocals, Ecuador)

March 11 2014
Carola Alexandra Villalva Zerega was born in the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador. From her childhood she liked music in all its manifestations. Several years ago she understood that music is what she really wants to do.In her performing manner Carola combines the style of Latin folk songs and swing pulsation of true jazz. Her first solo concert took place in 2007 in her native city. That time she per[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Yvonne Mwale (vocals, Zambia/Germany)

March 11 2014
Music of Zambian born Yvonne Mwale has a strong message and a genuine cultural background. Powerful African rhythms uniquely fused with Jazz, Blues and Reggae excite the audience and media in the same way like her strong stage presence and this powerful, characteristic voice. Her latest album “Kalamatila” marked her debut as an solo artist and opened Yvonne Mwale the doors at radio stations al[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Marcos Sanchez (guitar, Dominican Republic)

March 9 2014
Marcos Sanchez is a student on the National Conservatory in Dominican Republic. He plays with the conservatory\'s Jazz band (23 piece big band), and the contemporary jazz ensamble, participated in the Berklee on the Road program. His musical influences are broad, from blues, to rock, avantgarde, jazz, Latin and afro-dominican folk music. Musicians he has been listening to lately go from Wayne Shor[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Semen Mazurok (saxophone, Russia)

March 9 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: Pierre Duclay (piano, France)

March 9 2014
Pierre began to play piano at the age of 5 years old. He is over 50 now and he, just now, begins to build his own skills to create his own style: piano trans-jazz. He just need to be known.All his exeperiences are various, from concertmaster for Yamhaha France, pianist in a French cabaret in Washington DC, to concertmaster accompagnateur of French accordeonists, so many, that's only an agent artis[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Sergey Gimazetdinov (trombone, Russia)

March 9 2014
Sergey is a student of Gnessin Russian Academy of Music. He is a participant of “Academic Band” orchestra conducted by A. Kroll, Big Jazz Orchestra of P. Vostokov and “Trombone-show” of Maxim Piganov. He collaborated with the orchestra of Igor Butman. Sergey is a prize-winner of Gnesin Jazz (2012).[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Oscar Gonzalez (guitar, Mexico)

March 7 2014
Composer and guitarist from Monterrey, Mexico. He recorded 5 Jazz CDs with several own projects, the last one is called PSICODRAMA (Psycho Drama), composed, directed and produced by Oscar, in which David Liebman, Tony Moreno, Ole Mathisen, Jack Wilkins, Ralph Alessi, Boris Koslov, Chris Washbourne, Frank Kimbrough, Dean Johnson and Javier Garagarza have participated. He has perfomed all around Mex[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Olga Fedorova (vocals, Russia)

March 7 2014
Registration is in progress[...]


March 5 2014

Dear friends,   Today in Ukraine and around it a dramatic situation has arisen.   We are against war in any of its aspects. We are for socializing in a language that is understandable to all people in the world: the language of humanity, kindness, mutual respect and freedom.   In this sense, the initiative of UNESCO to promote intercultural dialogue, creating an atmosphere of mutual understanding and tolerance through the language of jazz, could [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Yulia Perminova (piano, Russia)

March 1 2014
Julia Perminova is a young talented pianist and a composer, Tumen Arts College graduate, Gnesin Russian Academy of Music student, I.M.Bryl disciple. Julia is a constant participant of various jazz festivals, cooperates with lots of Russian jazz musicians. She is also a leader of her own author's project and an owner of the 6 th All-Russian jazz variety contest 'Rythm Express" first awards (Ekater[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Sergey Gritsenko (guitar, Ukraine)

March 1 2014
Sergey Gritsenko is a guitar player, arranger, composer. He was born in Ukraine. From 2002 till 2009 he performed abroad and participated in different ethno-jazz projects. Currently, he is living in Kyiv. Sergey is the Artistic Director of "UnDoStress" collective.[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Vadim Smirnov (trombone, Russia)

March 1 2014
Vadim was born in Rostov-on-Don in 1997. He studies at Kim Nazaretov Jazz School. He is the winner of many contests. He plays in Andrey Machnev\'s Children Big Band, Munitipal Big Band named after Kim Nazaretov. Participated European festivals with orchestra, in 2013 took part in Rostov Jazz Festival with "East-West European" orchestra. Played with such great musicians as Wycliffe Gordon, Milan Sv[...]

MJF2014 Participant: David Sagamonyants (drums, Russia)

March 1 2014
He has graduated from Rostov State Rakhmaninov Conservatory. David has been an International young jazz performers contest laureate (2007), International drummer contest Grand-prix owner (2010 and 2011). He has played with such jazz master, as Steve Ture, Irving Mayfield, Anatoliy Kroll, Aleksey Rostotskiy and many others.[...]

Spring Jazz Calendar 2014

March 1 2014

March   March 3–20 Izmir European Jazz Festival (Izmir, Turkey) March 6 JazzFestBrno (Brno, Czech Republic) March 7–29 Vibraphonic (Exeter, United Kingdom) March 13–30 Festival Jazz Terrassa (Barcelona, Spain)     April   April 1–29 MuzEnergo (Dubna, Russia) April 4–13 Jazz nad Odra (Wroclaw, Poland) April 4 — May 10 Jazzfestival Basel (Basel, Switzerland) April 25 — May 1 Torino [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Venant Ntiomo (percussion, Cameroon)

February 27 2014
Registration is in progress[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Marcien Oyono (guitar, Cameroon)

February 27 2014
Metogo Marcien Fabrice plays guitar since he was 15 years old. He started performing on scene at 25. He already performed with several well-know artists suchs as Etienne Mbappe and many others.[...]

The World in Jazz

February 27 2014

  Dear friends!   In the second season of «Master-Jam Fest» more than 300 participants from 55 countries have already registered in 10 musical categories!   Improvisers of the world, unite!   Sincerely yours, «Master-Jam» Team     Terms and conditions of the festival-contest The instruction for participants Register Here!               Project Coordinator   phone: +38 [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Bora Celiker (guitar, Turkey)

February 25 2014
Registration is in progress[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Sergey Sokolov (drums, Russia)

February 25 2014
Since 12 year age he has been playing drums. According to his words, Sergey 'has come through diverse lifeschool' in music career. He has graduated from Magnitogorsk Glinka Music college percussion instruments class variety department, Moscow Gnessin College of Music with the same specialization. Since 2010 Sergey has been playing percussion instruments professionally and according to him, 'the se[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Vladislav Psaruk (trombone, Russia)

February 25 2014
Registration is in progress.[...]

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