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

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