Monday, December 24, 2018

Moshkow is preparing to take off!

On New Year's Eve, yours truly is heading to the U.S. for the first time since 2012. This is going to be my 15th stateside visit, I hope. And the longest since 2002, when I traveled across eight states, which - along with two trans-Atlantic flights - made for a route spanning for 24,000 km! (Almost 15,000 miles.)
This time, it is going to be 25,000 km (15,500 miles,) as my stateside route is a bit shorter than in 2002, but there is an additional trip to Dublin, Ireland, towards the end of my journey, where I attend (and present at) the first-ever jazz conference in Ireland, Documenting Jazz.
We travel as a group, my assistant Natalia and I, with the ultimate goal to film enough material for a documentary movie about jazz research and jazz researchers, which we plan to produce for Jazz.Ru Magazine website.
We arrive in Boston on December 31, and hopefully celebrate the new Year in Nashua, NH. then move to New York City on January 5. On January 6, we are filming at the Jazz Museum in Harlem. On January 7, at the Jazz Congress (Jazz at Lincoln Center.)
On January 8, we fly most of the day (NYC to LA to Reno, NV.)
On January 9 to 12, we attend the Jazz Education Network conference in Reno, and I plan to deliver my presentation about the history of jazz education in Russia on the last day of the conference.
We take a bus to Sacramento, CA the next morning, and fly from Sacramento via Chicago to Boston.
On January 15, we depart from Boston and fly to Dublin, Ireland via Reykjavik, Iceland.
The Documenting Jazz conference is on January 17-19. We depart from Dublin that same night, direct to Moscow.
My sincere thanks to The Real Jazz Ambassadors, LLC, who made possible this exciting trip.
And Merry Christmas to everybody!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Peter Vostokov's Bolshoi Jazz Orchestra Takes Tchaikovsky Conservatory By Storm

A historic landmark: on February 3, 2019, the Bolshoi Jazz Orchestra led by trumpeter Peter Vostokov will perform at the Greater Hall of the Tchaikovsky Moscow Conservatory, the stronghold of Russian classical music. On the program, titled From The New World: Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Stravinsky's Ebony Concerto, some Bernstein, and some Ellington!

Peter Vostokov's Bolshoi Jazz Orchestra Takes Tchaikovsky Conservatory By Storm

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Moscow-based Dmitry Ilugdin Trio Release Music Video

Moscow-based Ilugdin Trio (pianist Dmitry Ilugdin, bassist Victor Shestak, and drummer Peter Ivshin) release their new music video, August: watch video, check out the details about the video and the release party in Jazz.Ru Magazine!

Moscow-based Dmitry Ilugdin Trio Release Music Video

Monday, December 3, 2018

Barry Harris Home After Hospitalization in Moscow

Barry Harris, the legendary bebop pianist who was hospitalized in Moscow, Russia, after his performance at Moscow's Esse Jazz Club on November 24, left hospital on Saturday and took a flight heading to the U.S. On December 1 (early morning December 2, Moscow time,) he safely made it home. On the picture: two days before leaving the Nikolay Pirogov First City Hospital in Moscow, Barry Harris smiles as Russian drummer Egor Kryukovskikh, who performed with Barry at Esse hours before hospitalization, takes a selfie picture with him.

Barry Harris Home After Hospitalization in Moscow

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Alexey Kozlov Club In Downtown Moscow Launching Third Performance Space, The Beat

Alexey Kozlov Club in downtown Moscow is launching its third performance space, The Beat. Its weekly schedule is jam session-centered, with late night performance time (shows start at 10 P.M.) curated by Muscovite creative mainstream jazz musicians, such as drummers Sasha Mashin (Mondays) and Pavel Timofeyev (Wednesdays,) trumpeter Peter Vostokov (Thursdays, from January on) etc.

Alexey Kozlov Club In Downtown Moscow Launching Third Performance Space, The Beat

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Legendary Bebop Pianist Barry Harris Hospitalized in Moscow

Legendary bebop pianist Barry Haris, 88, was hospitalized in Moscow, Russia, Sunday early morning. On Monday, November 26, he was out of ICU, but the excellent doctors at the Nikolay Pirogov First City Hospital in Moscow said he should remain in hospital for a few more days before he can fly back to the U.S. Maestro Harris' Jazz Workshop in Rostov, Russia, scheduled for November 26-30, was canceled. Jazz.Ru Magazine is keeping track of the situation. The latest from the 1st CH's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Alexei Svet, member of the American College of Cardiology, is that their patient is stable but requires treatment before his flight home.

Legendary Bebop Pianist Barry Harris Hospitalized in Moscow

Monday, November 26, 2018

6th Future of Jazz Festival at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow

Jazz.Ru Magazine interviewed Igor Butman who produced the 6th Future of Jazz Festival at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow, as well as two of the featured soloists, trumpeter Josh Evans and altoist Makar Kashitsyn who recently recorded his debut album for new Russian imprint, Rainy Days Records. Watch interviews, listen to fragments of live performance, glimpse the Future of Jazz!

6th Future of Jazz Festival at the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow