Jazz it up in Koktebel
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Founder address

Crimea held its first Koktebel Jazz Festival in 2003. I was lucky to be its cofounder together with my Ukrainian friends Lilya Mlinarich, Vladimir Solyanik and Kirill Vyshinsky. Musicians and us, we all lived in tents and enjoyed fantastic jam sessions at the foot of the Kara Dag Mountain after the main program was over.
Since then, jazz has rocked Koktebel every fall. I am glad to welcome all the fans of its magic to Koktebel Jazz Party this year.
Welcome to the 16th jazz season in Koktebel!
Dmitry Kiselev
Highlights
Program

Main stage

7pm FESTIVAL OPENING
7.30pm REBIRTH BRASS BAND (USA) (NEW ORLEANS JAZZ/FUNK)
9.00pm Rajeev raja combine (india) (Fusion/World music)
10.20pm RICK MARGITZA (USA) (POST BOP)
11.40pm INCOGNITO (UK) (ACID JAZZ)

VOLOSHIN STAGE

3.30pm MIKHAIL OKUN QUARTET

Main stage

7pm SEDAR BAND (CHINA) (FUSION)
8.20pm VANESSA RUBIN & DON BRADEN (USA) (POST BOP/MAINSTREAM)
9.50pm NEW YORK LATIN JAZZ ALL STARS (USA)
11.20pm YAKOV OKUN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE (US-RUSSIA-EUROPE) (POST-BOP)

VOLOSHIN STAGE

3.30pm CHILDREN’S BAND FROM CRIMEA + NEW FOLK TRIO

DELPHINARIUM

2pm KJP-2018 RUSSIAN STARS

Main stage

7pm VAHAGN HAYRAPETYAN (ARMENIA) (HARD BOP)
8.20pm NEW YORK ALL STARS (USA) (POST-BOP/FUNKY JAZZ)
9.50pm ChetMen (DMITRY CHETVERGOV BAND) (FUSION)
11pm All Star KJP Jam with Big Band conducted by Sergei Golovnya (JAZZ)

VOLOSHIN STAGE

3.30pm German Lukyanov’s Cadence ensemble

AQUAPARK

3.30pm KJP-2018 RUSSIAN STARS
About the festival