Friday, September 1, 2017

Alina Rostotskaya in NYC: Check Out Russia's Coolest Jazz Singer!

Dear readers in New York City,
as you may know, some Russians do not hack; some even play (and sing) jazz.
On September 11, the outstanding Russian jazz singer, Alina Rostotskaya, is performing at the Zinc Bar with Pete McCann (guitar,) Matt Pavolka (bass,) and Mark Ferber (drums.) This is her only date in NYC during her first-ever brief stateside visit (she is also performing outside Boston at the opening of an art exhibition, but that's another story.) She is really worth checking out. Alina can sing the standards (and does sing the standards, sometimes,) but it is her original song material that makes her voice unique - including her interesting attempts to marry jazz and Russian language, which is not easy. Do check her out if you can. There are good times and bad times, but good music is what makes bad times tolerable; and, even in the worst times, it was the contacts between artists, including jazz musicians, that proved that peoples can hear each other.
September 11, Zinc Bar (82 West 3rd Street, btw Thompson & Sullivan, Greenwich Village.)

Alina Rostotskaya official website

VIDEO: Alina Rostotskaya performs Georgy Sviridov's 'Oh, Woe, Woe to My Little Swan' (form the late modern classical composer's Kursk Songs, 1964)

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

In Memoriam: Russian Drummer Dmitry Sevastianov

Russian jazz and rock drummer Dmitry Sevastianov passed away in Moscow, aged 47. Jazz.Ru Magazine bids farewell to the outstanding musician.

In Memoriam: Russian Drummer Dmitry Sevastianov

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Hot Jazz in Cold Moscow: 3rd Jazz Seasons Festival at Gorki Leninsky

Jazz.Ru Magazine's review of the 3rd Jazz Seasons Festival at Gorki Leninsky, Vladimir Lenin's early 1920s final residence near Moscow, presented by Igor Butman Music Group (by Cyril Moshkow.) Quite a bit of words, plus 66 photos, and a few videos from festival performances!

Hot Jazz in Cold Moscow: 3rd Jazz Seasons Festival at Gorki Leninsky

Friday, July 7, 2017

Jazz.Ru Magazine Podcast 738: Oregon in Moscow, Yet Again

In 738th Jazz.Ru Podcast, host Cyril Moshkow features Oregon, the American world music / fusion band. They return to Moscow in 2017 for the third time since their first visit in 1999, when they recorded «Oregon in Moscow» which gathered four Grammy nominations.

Jazz.Ru Magazine Podcast 738: Oregon in Moscow, Yet Again

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

14th Usadba Jazz Festival at Arkhangelskoe: atmosphere, artists, audience

Jazz.Ru Magazine reports: a photo story from the 14th Usadba Jazz festival at the Arkhangelskoe Historic Estate near Moscow.

14th Usadba Jazz Festival at Arkhangelskoe: atmosphere, artists, audience

Friday, June 30, 2017

In Memoriam. Raf Avakov (1944-2017)

Moscow jazz enthusiast, promoter, producer, researcher, and afficionado Rafael "Raf" Avakov passes away on June 30, aged 73. Jazz.Ru Magazine bids farewell to our dear friend...


In Memoriam. Raf Avakov (1944-2017)

Friday, June 23, 2017

14th Usadba Jazz Festival near Moscow

Usadba Jazz, the 14th flagship festival of the open-air summer series across Russia, to present more than 20 international and Russian music acts at the grounds of the historic Arkhangelskoe manor near Moscow.


14th Usadba Jazz Festival near Moscow