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
Программа

Main stage

7pm FESTIVAL OPENING
7.15pm US band (News orleans jazz / Funk)
8.45pm Rajeev raja combine (india) (Fusion/World music)
10.30pm US band (Post-bop)
12.15am UK band (Acid jazz)

VOLOSHIN STAGE

3pm MIKHAIL OKUN QUARTET

DOLPHINARIUM

TBD KJP-2018 RUSSIAN STARS

Main stage

7pm US BAND (POST-BOP/MAINSTREAM)
7.45pm SEDAR BAND (CHINA) (FUSION)
10.30pm YAKOV OKUN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE (US-RUSSIA-EUROPE) (POST-BOP)
12.15am US band

VOLOSHIN STAGE

3pm CHILDREN’S BAND FROM CRIMEA + NEW FOLK TRIO

DOLPHINARIUM

TBD KJP-2018 RUSSIAN STARS

Main stage

7pm NEW YORK ALL STARS (USA) (POST-BOP/FUNKY JAZZ)
8.45pm VAHAGN HAYRAPETYAN (ARMENIA) (HARD BOP)
10.30pm CHET MEN (DMITRY CHETVERGOV BAND) (FUSION)
12.15am ALL STAR KJP JAM FEAT. SERGEI GOLOVNYA’S BIG BAND (JAZZ)

VOLOSHIN STAGE

TBD German Lukyanov’s Cadence ensemble
About the festival