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Placed: 06.09.2006 16:01:41

“Jazz Carnival in Odessa” international jazz festival

The 6th “Jazz carnival in Odessa” international jazz festival will take place under “Coffee jazz taste” slogan

“Coffee jazz taste” will be the slogan of Jazz Carnival

The 6th “Jazz Carnival in Odessa” international jazz festival will take place under “Coffee jazz taste” slogan. This was announced today, on September, 6, at the press-conference by the festival’s press-attaché Nastasya Kostyukovich, transmits “Context-Prichernomorye” IA. According to her words, Odessa concert hall will be the main festival stage like it was before. Every evening, musicians of of three different projects, three different jazz styles, three different cultures will carry out performances on its stage.

The festival’s composition will present a colorful picture of national and ethnic variations of jazz theme to the audience.
A joint project of French sax-player Francois Jeanneau and German pianist Uli Lenz, youth big-band from Germany, Georgian trio The Shin, quartet of Italian Giovanni Falzone with a famous Russian double-bass player Yuriy Golubev and Nenad Vasilich’s “Balkan Band”, multicultural «mWWm» project from the Netherlands and a German VenusBrass ladies’ wind quartet.

N.Kostyukovich emphasized, “The festival’s “menu” has a gourmet dish for real judges – a solo project of the Norwegian singer Eldborg Raknes.
In the network o the carnival, an ancient “Jazz Research Module” open excursion tram with a dixiland onboard will appear on the city tram routes.
Above all that, in the network of the festival, street concerts by the memorials of Leonid Utyosov and Duke de Richelieu and a great orchestra and dixilands parade in the city center will take place. Odessa Jazz Carnival has one more “know-how” - “Jazz regatta” for Swarowski prize – sailing vessels races in Odessa bay with musical accompaniment by the jazz ensembles on the judges’ cutters.

The Festival will be ended with a four-hour open-air gala-concert on the Theater square in front of Odessa Opera theater.
The Festival will be opened by the honorable President of “Jazz Carnival in Odessa” Mikhail Zhvanetskiy. Vladimir Kaushanskiy, a famous musical critic, All-Russian musical society honorable artist, “America Illustrated” jazz editor is invited to the leading concerts of Jazz Carnival, like he was the year before.

Mikhail Freidlin, the festivals’ producer-in-chief emphasized, “We want Odessa to become a real jazz capital. Everything is coming this way – this year we’ll have serious information, TV and business partners”. The Festival will take place in Odessa on September, 15 – 17.


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