Jazz it up in Koktebel

Authentic Light Orchestra will create jazz art out of sand

Authentic Light Orchestra will create jazz art out of sand

Today's performance by Authentic Light Orchestra at Koktebel Jazz Party will be highly unusual even for the musicians themselves.

"Today for the first time ever we will be performing with Kseniya Simonova, a master of sand animation. We have been planning this joint performance for a long time, but since we all happen to be here, we will be performing together today," said Valery Tolstov, the founder of Authentic Light Orchestra.

Kseniya's sand paintings will emphasize the music in an emotional way, Tolstov said.

"It is an unusual experience for us. Since this is a jazz festival, throughout the whole performance there'll be improvisation. Even we ourselves are not entirely sure how the performance will turn out," Tolstov added.