пятница, 17 октября 2008 г.

Jazz in Kyiv

Jazz in Kyiv festival http://www.jazzinkiev.com_/) is going to make Kyiv a European jazz capital for three days. Concerts and master classes of world stars and the best Ukrainian jazzmen, jazz photo exhibitions and movies. Kyiv hasn’t seen so much jazz before!

The idea of the project was to present all kinds of jazz music. The guests of the first day will be Swedish musicians New Tango Orchestra, which actually don’t play jazz but their appearance at the festival will be a commemoration to Argentinean music and creator of new tango, Astor Piazzollo. “New Argentinean tango is a kind of music which jazz musicians are fond of,” explained Oleksiy Kohan, art director of Jazz in Kyiv. First day finishes with British bassist Dave Holland, a representative of modern jazz, three times Grammy winner. He will have a great support with his band each member of which is a star itself.

The best Ukrainian jazz musicians will start the second day of the festival as a part of Misha Tsyhanov’s United Quintet and Alex Fantayev band. The day will finish with Ukrainian-Israeli bassist and vocalist, Avishai Cohen, with a new vocal project. He will perform ethnic music, his own compositions and improvisations.

The third day will start with unique American guitarist Charlie Hunter, whose guitar has five guitar strings and three strings from bass on which he played using his left thumb. The headliner of the fest will be inimitable master of vocals, Al Jarreau, the only singer in history who got Grammy awards in three categories at once – jazz, pop and R&B. It will be his first concert in Kyiv.

International Center for Culture and Arts
1 Instytutska
Oct. 17, 7 p.m., tickets Hr 60 to Hr 500.
Oct. 18, 5 p.m., tickets Hr 80 to Hr 750.
Oct. 19, 6 p.m., tickets Hr 150 to Hr 950For tickets call 8095-111-5577 or buy them on-line on

Oksana Faryna for "Kyiv Post"

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