Alex Hutchings: I hope we will bring enjoyment to our audience

— How do you like the festival? Do you like Koktebel?

— It's a fantastic place! We've just arrived, but we cannot wait to take the stage and play.

— You are going to play on a stage where such renowned musicians as Tom Harrell and Valery Ponomaryov have performed. Does this inspire you?

— It's very inspiring. We love performing and listening to other performers play. We are a relatively young band, but I hope that we will be able to bring enjoyment to our audience by playing our slightly different music. We cannot wait to take the stage.

— What do you think of the local audience?

— We've had the opportunity to speak a bit with different people here, and they all seem very kind and approachable. So far, we've only had positive emotions.


The KoktebelJazzParty festival is a COVID-free zone. Given the difficult epidemiological situation, the terms of access to the festival may be changed, depending on the epidemiological situation in the region and the recommendations issued by the Federal Service for Supervision of Consumer Protection and Welfare (Rospotrebnadzor).
All festival participants, guests and spectators must present at least one of the three documents listed below:

  • A negative PCR test performed not earlier than August 18, 2021
  • A certificate showing the presence of antibodies to the S-protein of COVID-19, issued not earlier than May 25, 2021
  • A COVID-19 vaccination certificate

All guests, members of the audience and media representatives must wear masks and gloves at the festival venues.