Koktebel Jazz Party’s Day 2 will feature a performance by Olga Sinyayeva and AllSee Band. During a news conference, musicians shared their impressions of the festival and spoke about the program of their upcoming performance.
The Koktebel Jazz Party lineup is traditionally diverse, the musicians said. “Everyone here at the festival would agree that it’s a very impressive event that offers opportunities for international cooperation and communication with musicians from other countries,” the band’s keyboard player Anatoly Korchagin noted.
Korchagin added that he is looking forward to the evening’s event which will feature Yakov Okun playing on stage with “some highly renowned musicians.”
“I think this is a huge event and it’s exciting to see such performers in Russia,” Korchagin said.
The band lead singer Olga Sinyayeva spoke about the performance program.
“We play various tributes to different artists and world-renowned musicians. Today, we will be performing a tribute to the legendary Tower of Power. We will also play several tunes of our own.”
Although Olga writes lyrics in Russian as well, today’s performance will not feature any Russian-language songs. The band members are excited to premiere two new songs for Koktebel Jazz Party spectators.
The Koktebel Jazz Party international festival is taking place in the artistic village of Koktebel on August 20-22. According to the organizing committee, in order to access the venue guests are required to provide a negative PCR test dated no earlier than August 18, 2021, test of antibodies to COVID-19 S-protein dated no earlier than May 25, 2021, or a COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Performers, VIP guests, the festival’s personnel and journalists are also required to provide one of the three documents: a vaccination certificate, test of antibodies or a negative PCR test.
This year, Koktebel Jazz Party performances will be held in a new format: the shows will be filmed. The festival streams can be found on its website and social media accounts. The number of spectators will be limited.
Koktebel Jazz Party was established in 2003 and it was the idea of journalist Dmitry Kiselev. In different years, the festival was attended by jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb (US), winner of a Grammy Award for the best Latin Jazz album Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba), many-time Grammy winner trumpeter Randy Brecker (US), best baritone saxophonist of the last decade Gary Smulyan (US), nu-jazz stars Club Des Belugas (Germany), and one of the most talented representatives of the modern world blues scene, guitarist Selwyn Birchwood (US).
Vladimir Putin was a guest of KJP-2017. The festival is organized by the Krasny Kvadrat (Red Square) media group.