Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Russian Jazz Podcast, Episode 742: Dmitry Ilugdin Trio

In the 742nd episode of the Russian Jazz Podcast, Jazz.Ru Magazine editor Cyril Moshkow features the latest album by Moscow-based Dmitry Ilugdin Trio (L-R: drummer Peter Ivshin, pianist Dmitry Ilugdin, bassist Victor Shestak) - «Reflection» (ArtBeat Music) - and its opening track, «Transformability».


Russian Jazz Podcast, Episode 742: Dmitry Ilugdin Trio

Monday, January 8, 2018

Russian Jazz Farewells, 2017

Ken Franckling posts at JJANews.org his list of Jazz R.I.P.s from 2017. For an international list, it's noticeably incomplete (maybe the American jazz community tries to finally estrange the evil Russians, just like the mainstream media do? Even at the the Cold War, the feeling of jazz camaraderie was always there...) Here’s an approximate list of losses that the Russian jazz community suffered in 2017, including a few artists whose jazz career started in Russia / former U.S.S.R and continued elsewhere, such as Copenhagen-based Nikolai Gromin and Stockholm-based Slava Preobrazhenski. The list is in reverse timeline order, December news first.

Yuri Genbachev (right,) pictured during his performance with Jazz Ensemble Allegro in 1978 (photo © Alexander Zabrin)

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Russian jazz pianist Dmitry Ilugdin releases his new album on ArtBeat Music

Moscow-based pianist Dmitry Ilugdin, who honed his craft during two dozen years of playing in different projects with the Soviet jazz legend, saxophonist Alexey Kozlov, released his second album as a leader with his trio on Russian label ArtBeat Music. Jazz.Ru Magazine crew attends the CD release party and interviews Ilugdin, in words, photo, and video.

Russian jazz pianist Dmitry Ilugdin released his new album on ArtBeat Music

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Tampere Jazz Happening-2017: Impressions From Europe's Most Adventurous Festival

36th Tampere Jazz Happening in Finland, as reviewed by Jazz.Ru Magazine's freelance writer who hides behind the alias of Valery Boolavkin, supplemented by his interviews with the festival's artistic director, Juhamatti Kauppinen, and the great Afrobeat pioneering drummer, Tony Allen, plus 32 photos by Maarit Kytöharju, Jyrki Kallio, and Olga Zhuravel!

Tampere Jazz Happening-2017: Impressions From Europe's Most Adventurous Festival

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The First Jazz Across Borders Conference/Festival in St. Petersburg: Apply to Participate!

Registration for jazz artists opens today! Apply to participate in showcase program at the Jazz Across Borders conference/festival in St. Petersburg, Russia! Registration would close on October 20, the JAB conference/festival scheduled for November 17 and 18, 2017!

Registration Open: Jazz Across Borders Conference/Festival! Apply to participate in jazz artists' showcase program

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 1, 2017: Ninety-Five Years of Jazz in Russia

On October 1, 2017, Russian jazz community celebrates 95 years of Russian jazz. We know the exact date because the first jazz concert in Moscow on October 1, 1922, is well-documented: it featured a local band, led by modernist poet and innovative dancer Valentin Parnakh. Jazz.Ru Magazine's editor Cyril Moshkow on the 95th birthday of jazz in Russia.

October 1, 2017: Ninety-Five Years of Jazz in Russia

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

95th birthday of Russian jazz in the Moscow Metro

A series of free outreach / educational events for the 95th birthday of Russian jazz in Moscow Metro (subway,) presented by Russia's capital subway system, Jazz.Ru Magazine, and ArtBeat Music label. The logo says: "95 Years of Jazz in Russia. Jazz in the Metro"
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95th birthday of Russian jazz in Moscow Metro