Koktebel Jazz Festival
From 25 to 28 August will be held the 14th International Music Festival Koktebel Jazz. Earlier locations of the festival was the village of Koktebel on the Black Sea. The organizers didn’t betray the tradition and carried it in Zatoka, Odessa region. This year, the Koktebel Jazz Festival went further down the coast, stopping in the Chernomorsk.
Koktebel Jazz Festival is the largest open-air music event that gathers artists from all around the world. Despite the name, Koktebel Jazz offers guests not only jazz music. At different times on the stages of the festival were Goran Bregovic, The Cinematic Orchestra, Parov Stelar, Nino Katamadze, Aquarium, Bonobo, Telepopmusik, Red Snapper, Patrick Wolf, Submotion Orchestra, Billy’s Band, The Tiger Lillies, De Phazz, BB, Silver Wedding, DakhaBrakha and many others.
This year, guests of Koktebel Jazz expects more than fifty performances of musicians from 12 countries on 4 stages. Among the performers can be seen: Submotion Orchestra (UK), The Bad Plus (USA), Blue Foundation (Denmark), Kadebostany (Switzerland), Max the Sax (Austria), Sergey Babkin (Ukraine), Tonbruket (Sweden), Garden City Movement (Israel), Beissoul & Einius (Lithuania), The Erised (Ukraine), Boom Pam (Israel), Panivalkova (Ukraine), 5 Vymir (Ukraine), The Hypnotunez (Ukraine) and others.
The new project «Jazz and the sea»will present at the Palace of Culture and art, in which will be held three evenings of jazz. Pianist and scene curator Roman Kolyada and jazz domra-player Viktor Solomin from the «Kolyada Quartet» created the program «Polіt nad Hvilya» and jazz singer Yulia Roma will complete the stage «Jazz and the sea» with a special program devoted to the works of Cesaria Evora.
The festival will be held IV festival of contemporary art ARTISHOCK. Master classes, lectures, discussions, workshops on architecture, literature, film, photography, music, sculpture, media art and many other things stated in ARTISHOCK program.
The festival has 4 scenes, both paid and free. Log on Nu Jazz Stage will cost 350, and Open Stage works for free. The Koktebel Jazz Festival this year, breaking records for attendance on the second day the organizers counted more than 6000 visitors.