MJF2014 Participant: Anastasiya Andreyeva (vocals, Ukraine)

10 June 2014
Prize-holder of different singing contests “Your talents, Ukraine”, “Vinok Chornomoriya”, “Venetz Ovidiya”, “Belyi Parus” etc. The finalist of radio singing contest “ProstoZvezda” 2008 The winner of tv-show “Karaoke na maidani” 2010 The participant of singing tv-show “Superzirka” 2010 The guest of the Royal Castle (Varsaw) 2011 Jingle recordings for Narodnoye Radio[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Yuri Shcherbakov (saxophone, Russia)

10 June 2014
Registration is in progress [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Anton Solodchenko (piano, the UK)

4 June 2014
Anton is only 14 years old jazzman, but he has already written 2 own albums of records as a composer. He has been playing piano since 2004, and studied jazz in both Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Moscow (Russia) and continued his education after moved to UK in ROYAL ACADEMY of Music. He developed interest in playing and composing jazz, when he was nine and won a number of first prizes at several internat[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Greg Rivkin (trumpet, Israel)

28 May 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)

13 May 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)

13 May 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)

9 May 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[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Denis Malenko (guitar, Ukraine)

25 April 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[...]

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

14 April 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[...]

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

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

MJF2014 Participant: Anatoliy Pinchuk (trombone, Germany)

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

MJF2014 Participant: Alexey Lupashko (drums, Ukraine)

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

MJF2014 Participant: Zaza Zumba Korinteli (guitar, Georgia)

3 April 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)

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

MJF2014 Participant: Alexandra Malli (flute, Austria)

3 April 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)

3 April 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)

27 March 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)

26 March 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: Maksym Kondratiev (double-bass, Ukraine)

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

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

23 March 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)

17 March 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)

17 March 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. [...]

MJF2014 Participant: Oksana Ferenchuk (vocals, Russia)

15 March 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)

15 March 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)

15 March 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: Zaur Mirzayev (saxophone, Azerbaijan)

14 March 2014
Registration is in progres[...]

MJF2014 Participant: Alexey Baranov (guitar, Russia)

13 March 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)

13 March 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)

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

MJF2014 Participant: Alain Oyono (saxophone, Cameroon)

11 March 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[...]

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