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Apr. ... Peter ... And all that Jazz!

April 2 2007

From 12 to 22 April in the northern capital held XIII International Festival of Jazz Spring in St. Petersburg. " The festival program designed so that it will be possible to visit several concerts are very different and extremely interesting performers. Usually, "Jazz Spring in St. Petersburg" is famous for the selection of participants, we hope that this time the festival will not disappoint fans of jazz music.

Date Festival (first concert - April 12) is directly related to the birthday club JFC, which is often called the best jazz club, Peter. In 1994, April 12, he celebrated his birthday and spent the first International Festival of Jazz Spring in St. Petersburg, which was attended by Bill Skeet (UK), Christian Shoyber (Germany), Ensemble Olivier Ker-Urio (France), the quartet Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky, Daniel Kramer, Blues Band Valeria Belinova, Igor Butman, Andrey Kondakov, Alexei Kozlov and other musicians.

As for the musicians invited to this year, it was Vladimir Shafranov (Finland), Igor Shirokov (Germany), Alexei Kruglov (Moscow), Blansh (Petrozavodsk), the quartet Jazzaero, Yana Radion, Yakov Okun (Moscow), "Apple" , Big Band Cergeya Gusyatinskogo, Youth Bavarian Band n / d Harald Ryushenbauma (Munich), "Ars Nova Jazz 'n / p Petr Kornev (St. Petersburg), Urban Tunells Klezmerband (Norway).

A bit more about some of the participants.
Vladimir Shafranov - our countryman, in the late 70's who emigrated to America, where he took his musical career. He had the opportunity to work with many stars of contemporary jazz. Currently, Vladimir Shafranov lives in Finland and periodically visits St. Petersburg with a concert to attend that attracts outstanding jazz musicians.

Pianist Yakov Okun - a serious musician, who is known as one of the leading contemporary Russian jazz. He has a brilliant reputation for the musician, whose own traditions and enlightened vision can handle the material as correctly as it is free. Yakov Okun constantly creating and experimenting with different compositions and superbly performed jazz, making it his artistic and stylistic niche.

With Blansh (Petrozavodsk) appeared in 1999 and began to perform blues: cover songs of Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Winter, BB King. Then came their own material, and the three instrumentalists - guitarist, bassist and drummer joined singer.

Big Band Cergeya Gusyatinskogo was founded by a professional musician Sergei Gusyatinskogo Petersburg, the famous singer-trombonist, as well as the creator of various instrumental ensembles. As part of Big Band 5 saxophones, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, vocals and rhythm section. Currently it is the only professional orchestra in that format in the northern capital. The repertoire of collective jazz instrumental and vocal classics, retro and contemporary jazz compositions, performed in the old Soviet jazz bands, Russian folklore in an original jazz arrangements, Afro-Cuban and Latin American jazz and Latin American dance music.

Singer Yana Radion performs jazz songs in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. Intelligent delivery of the musical material in combination with a bright appearance allows the actress to take part in many jazz projects. John played with jazz-rock-funk band Doo Bop Sound and Orchestra Saxophones of St. Petersburg, according to reviews, the projects to which the singer, cause considerable interest among fans of modern jazz in St. Petersburg.

Another group participating in the festival - Bavarian Youth Band under the leadership of Harald Ryushenbauma (Munich, percussion).This orchestra consists of students studying modern jazz at Munich, and the critics "the highest distinguished musical culture, and collective understanding."

Closes Festival team from Norway Urban Tunells Klezmerband. With passion and energy gives new life to old musical tradition, music, klezmer. Urban Tunells Klezmerband presents folk music, and widespread in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The team plays in the acoustic structure - clarinet, accordion, bass and piano. Very beautiful and elegant music.

Natalia Filippovich


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