This year, the Koktebel Jazz Party international jazz festival will be held at five venues for the first time. In addition to the traditional Main Stage and Voloshin Stage as well as Artek's Big Stage in Gurzuf, which was successfully tried out last year, the event will take place in the Koktebel waterpark and the dolphinarium.
This year, Koktebel Jazz Party will take place on August 24-26.
Each year, the organizers traditionally keep the names of the celebrity participants in secret until the very beginning. In the past years, the event was attended by the iconic jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb (USA), Grammy Award winner for Best Latin Jazz Album Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba) and jazz saxophonist with a unique technique Robert Anchipolovsky (Israel). About 150 leading international jazz bands have performed in Koktebel over the past 15 years.
Last year, President of Russia Vladimir Putin attended the Koktebel Jazz Party.