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Enjoy City Jazz Festival in Moscow during FIFA World Cup
June 27, 2018 14:10


City Jazz is a large-scale open-air jazz festival held for the second time in one of the most picturesque places of Moscow - the Botanical Garden of the Moscow State University. Throughout the summer, the festival presents the most remarkable jazzmen, including both Russian and foreign bands.
The festival aims at introducing the audience to the outstanding jazz performers and various jazz directions: the melodies of New Orleans alternate with funk, and the big band swing takes turns with hot flamenco, and so on. Jazz language is first and foremost improvisation and freedom. Hence each and every jazz concert can be called truly unique – every time a new version of a music piece is literally born on the stage. The brilliant opportunity to hold and attend a jazz festival in a unique Moscow venue – the Pharmacy Garden, where the plantation changes along with the seasons – is most natural and organic.

From June 29 to July 1, 2018, the Big Band Festival will be held for the first time in the framework of the music program “City Jazz”.

June 29 - C-Jam Club Jazz Orchestra
C-Jam Club Jazz Orchestra will perform funk, compositions and arrangements by Michael Abene, Raphael Ressnig, and George Gorbov from the orchestra’s unique joint programs with the stars of European jazz. The orchestra is well-known for joint projects with world jazz stars, such as Grammy Awards holder Michael Abene, the conductor of the WDR Big Band, Art Blakey’s legendary trumpeter Valery Ponomarev, avant-garde composer Bryan Irvine, and Raphael Wressnig, the guru of Hammond organ. Over the years of their career, the Orchestra has gained popularity among the youth and intellectuals at the best jazz clubs of Moscow. Their concerts invariably gather full halls of orchestral funk fans. C-Jam Club Jazz Orchestra stands out with an original style, recognizable manner and powerful energy. Bright soloists, dense brass riffs, fast passages and rhythm section grooves capture the listeners from the first notes and till the end of a gig. The orchestra is headed by baritone saxophonist Georgy Gorbov, a graduate of the Maimonides Academy and an intern at the Berklee College of Music. The singers are Maria Odinokova and Magdalena Tamayo. The soloists are Anatoly Osipov, Ivan Akatov, Vyacheslav Keizerov, Andrei Antonov, Bogdan Shaykhudinov, Andrei Lipatov, and Georgy Gorbov.
BOOK TICKETS for C-Jam Club Jazz Orchestra (June 29)

June 30 - The Big Jazz Orchestra conducted by Peter Vostokov will perform a concert dedicated to the giants of orchestral jazz of totally different eras and trends. Dancing and singing musicians - if you have never been to the concerts of BJO, you have not really seen this! The Big Jazz Orchestra includes like-minded musicians, students and graduates of leading music universities in Russia, soloists of leading jazz big bands in Moscow, and winners of numerous jazz competitions and festivals.
BOOK TICKETS for the Big Jazz Orchestra (June 30)

July 1 - Sher Oston and the Jazz Symphony Orchestra will perform masterpieces of world jazz classics from the repertoire of Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett, as well as contemporary popular hits from the repertoire of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Beyonce, and Michael Buble. For the first time Sher Oston’s own songs will be performed. These include the duet composition "Love you" featuring Julia Nachalova and other songs from the first studio album of Sher Oston.
BOOK TICKETS for Sher Oston and the Jazz Symphony Orchestra (July 1)
Where: the Pharmacy Garden (Aptekarsky Ogorod) at the address 26, Prospect Mira Street, next to Prospect Mira metro station, Moscow 
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Author: Vera Ivanova

Tags: Concerts in Moscow Festivals in Moscow FIFA Russia 2018 Jazz  

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