The KOKTEBEL JAZZ PARTY CUP 2019 volleyball tournament will take place on August 23-25 during this year's jazz festival. All festival guests will be able to play in the tournament starting at noon every day.
The 17th Koktebel Jazz Party international festival will take place in Crimea on August 23-25. The audience will see about two dozen bands from the US, Japan, Singapore, France, Germany and other countries. Russia will be represented by Snake Steak, one of the best Moscow jazz funk bands, violin improviser and arranger Felix Lahuti and his band UNIVERSALOVE, and the K.I.M.M. quartet featuring outstanding Soviet and Russian jazz guitarist Alexei Kuznetsov, among others. Rock singer, musician Yulia Chicherina will be a headliner at the festival.
Koktebel Jazz Party is held with information support from the Rossiya Segodnya International Media Group and the State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (VGTRK Holding). Radio Jazz is the musical partner of the festival. The regional partner is the Sobaka Krym Publishing House.
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.