Tuesday, October 9, 2018

II международный форум-фестиваль Jazz Across Borders в Санкт-Петербурге: регистрация уже идёт!

Registration open for the 2nd Jazz Across Borders forum and festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia! On November 16 and 17, hundreds of jazz musicians, jazz teachers, students, and jazz industry professionals will gather in Russian Culture Capital to attend the professional conference, artist showcases, an expo program, a club night program, and the Jazz Gala at the historic Mariinsky Theater!

2nd Jazz Across Borders forum and festival in Saint Petersburg, Russia

Monday, October 8, 2018

Europe Jazz Media Chart, October 2018

October, 2018: the 73rd installation of the Europe Jazz Media Chart, launched exactly 6 years ago in October, 2012, features 13 albums most listened to in 13 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, October 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

7th Leo Records Festival in Russia

7th Leo Records Festival in Russia, produced by Leo artist Alexey Kruglov, brings Leo's recording artists, including the great Slava Ganelin, to Moscow, Arkhangelsk, and St. Petersburg.

7th Leo Records Festival in Russia

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Moscow-based LRK Trio Release Urban Dreamer

Jazz.Ru Magazine editor Cyril Moshkow reviews Urban Dreamer, the latest effort from LRK Trio, Russia's hottest jazz export - the Moscow-based group which consists of pianist / accordionist / keyboards player Evgeny Lebedev, bassist Anton Revnyuk, and drummer Ignat Kravtsov. The album, released on Norway's Losen Records, is already available in Apple Music and Google Play.
Moscow-based LRK Trio Release Urban Dreamer

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Seven Notes in Silence: First-Ever Comic Strip On Sergei Dovlatov's Jazz Prose

For writer Sergei Dovlatov's 77th birthday, enthusiasts in his native St. Petersburg came up with first-ever comic strip based on Dovlatov's fiction - or non-fiction: his 1977 short story, Black Music, is in its turn based on a true story - that of pianist Oscar Peterson's 1974 concerts in Tallinn, Estonia, where Dovlatov resided at the time. Watch the first-ever Dovlatov comic strip in Jazz.Ru Magazine!

Seven Notes in Silence: First-Ever Comic Strip On Sergei Dovlatov's Jazz Prose

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