The Koktebel Jazz Party international festival is taking place in Koktebel, Crimea on August 23-25. The Organizing Committee has opened media accreditation. Media representatives can apply on the festival website koktebel-jazz-ru. Accredited media will be able to cover the festival, work at the press center, take part in press events, enjoy floor seats at concerts and get transfers to and from Simferopol on festival days. A hotline will also operate during the festival.
Radio Jazz is the musical partner of the festival.
The Koktebel Jazz Party was founded in 2003 as a private initiative by Koktebel jazz pioneer, journalist Dmitry Kiselev. The small Crimean town lent its name to the event which is now on the list of highly acclaimed world jazz festivals. The organizers traditionally keep the celebrity performers' names secret. Over the years, the festival program has included performances by iconic jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb (the US), Grammy Award winner for Best Latin Jazz Album Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba), Nu Jazz stars Club Des Belugas (Germany) and the extraordinary saxophonist Robert Anchipolovsky (Israel). Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the festival guests in 2017.
The Koktebel Jazz Party is not just world-class jazz, it is true freedom that creates a united vibration of music, the sea, body and soul. The organizer of the festival is the Red Square Group. Since 2014, the Ministry of Culture has provided support to the Koktebel Jazz Party.