Koktebel Jazz Party 2021 will take place in a new format

Koktebel Jazz Party 2021 will take place in a new format

The concerts of the annual international jazz festival Koktebel Jazz Party (August 20-22) will be held in a new format: the performances will be broadcast on the festival’s website and on social media accounts. The number of in-person spectators will be limited due to the safety requirements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The founder of Koktebel jazz, journalist Dmitry Kiselev said earlier that in 2021, Koktebel Jazz Party will be not just a festival but also an anti-COVID event. He emphasized that the festival will gain a second name, health safety, and the level of antibodies in Koktebel will be off the charts just like the jazz vibes during the event.

Numerous musical surprises are ahead for Koktebel Jazz Party guests on August 20-22. Among the Russian participants are one of the oldest traditional jazz ensembles in the post-Soviet space, Uralskiy Dixieland, as well as jazz pianists Daniel Kramer and Valery Grokhovsky, sax player Stanislav Dolzhkov’s band, Georgy Garanyan’s Big Band (Krasnodar), musician and composer Sergey Golovnya and his Electro Machine, singer Mariam Merabova and Armen Merabov’s project Miraif, the legendary ensemble of intuitive music Three-O, the Snoby Quartet by pianist Alexei Bekker, and others.

As per tradition, the names of foreign performers who will be taking part in the 2021 festival will be announced on the opening day, on August 20. The list of participants at Koktebel Jazz Party is published on its website. The list might be updated.


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.