Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Russia's Radio Jazz: New Program Director Appointed

Michael Ikonnikov, Russian jazz radio veteran, joins Moscow-based Radio Jazz 89.1 FM as Program Director. On air not only in Russian capital but also in Samara, Arkhangelsk, Novgorod, Tomsk, and a few other cities in Russia, the radio station broadcast since 2002, and in 2014, it became part of Multimedia Holding, one of Russia's largest private broadcasting conglomerates. Ikonnikov, now 51, had a popular jazz show on Moscow radio since 1992, when the FM band became available for private broadcasting in post-Soviet Russia (before 1991, it was reserved for police and special forces encoded radio communication.) In 1998, his 'Jazz. A Private Collection' show was awarded the Popov Prize, Russia's first non-government professional award in broadcasting. In the 2000s, he served as music director at Mayak, Russia's second-largest national radio network, and resumed his activities as jazz radio host on a smaller government-owned channel in 2010s.

Russia's Radio Jazz: New Program Director Appointed

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Europe Jazz Media Chart, August 2018

August, 2018: the 71st installation of the Europe Jazz Media Chart, launched more than 5 years ago in October, 2012, features 10 albums most listened to in 10 European Jazz publications' editorial rooms last month. Jazz journalists from across the continent share their most impressive finds with the combined multinational audiences. Links to legal purchase, downloads, audio or video trailers and even entire tracks included as usual.

Europe Jazz Media Chart, August 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Arkhangelsk Blues 2018

13th Arkhangelsk Blues Festival in Northern Russia: the complete 2018 festival story in words, photos, and live concert videos, by Cyril Moshkow (for Jazz.Ru Magazine, in Russian)

Arkhangelsk Blues 2018: The Complete Story of Russia's Northernmost Blues Festival

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Europe Jazz Media Chart, July 2018

July, 2018: the 70th installation of the Europe Jazz Media Chart, launched more than 5 years ago in October, 2012, features 10 albums most listened to in 11 European Jazz publications' editorial rooms last month (one album is mentioned twice, by our colleagues in different countries!) Jazz journalists from across the continent share their most impressive finds with the combined multinational audiences. Links to legal purchase, downloads, audio or video trailers and even entire tracks included as usual.

Europe Jazz Media Chart, July 2018

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Russian Contributor Back In DownBeat, Covers Drummer Sasha Mashin

It's been a while since I wrote anything for DownBeat, but all those years my name remained in the contributors list on the masthead, beginning in 2000. I am back: check out my DB story about one of the precious few of Russia's cool drummers who has his debut album as a leader out!

Drummer Sasha Mashin Debuts as a Leader, Co-Founds Rainy Days Imprint

By Cyril Moshkow,  Jun 29, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018

New Albums of Russian Jazz. Sergey Hutas «Time»

Moscow-based acoustic bass player Sergey Hutas released his second album as a leader, Time (Hutas Music, 2018,) featuring Alex Sipiagin on the trumpet, Evgeny Borets on the piano, Sasha Mashin on the drums, and other outstanding Russian soloists. Read Jazz.Ru Magazine's review, listen to the tracks from the album, and generally check this album out!
New Albums of Russian Jazz. Sergey Hutas «Time»

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Russian Stand at Jazzahead!-2018 in Bremen, Germany: Fun, Fun, Fun in a Photo Gallery!

The second, more complete photo gallery from the Russian joint stand at 2018 Jazzahead! trade fair and exhibition: watch Russian jazz industry having fun in Bremen, Germany — Russian jazz is fun, fun, fun!

Russian Stand at Jazzahead!-2018 in Bremen, Germany: Fun, Fun, Fun in a Photo Gallery!