Russian Jazz World is a non-government public initiative with a goal to represent on the international level the jazz scene in Russia, and the Russian jazz artists who reside in Russia or in other countries, as a living and lively community of jazz schools, clubs, festivals, promoters, researchers, broadcasters, journalists and, most significantly, hundreds of jazz musicians.
Since 2016, we represent Russia’s jazz scene at jazzahead! as the country’s national umbrella stand.
Russian jazz scene is in the spotlight right now: in 2018, Saint Petersburg, Russia, is the Global Host City of the International Jazz Day (April 30)!
For complete 2017 Jazz.Ru Magazine’s coverage (in Russian,) click here!
See you at 14th jazzahead! on April 25-28, 2019!
Come to St. Petersburg on November 15-17, 2018, for Jazz Across Borders forum/festival!
Stand co-exhibitors in 2018:
- Jazz Across Borders—international jazz forum & festival in St. Petersburg, including a professional conference, a showcase program, a club night, a trade fair, and a Gala concert with a star lineup!
- Igor Butman Music Group—Russia’s premier jazz conglomerate which includes a record label (Butman Music Records,) a festival/concert production company, Igor Butman Jazz Club in Moscow, and artists management for musicians associated with the projects led by saxophonist Igor Butman, Russia’s leading force in jazz music. The festivals produced by IBMG include: Triumph of Jazz (Moscow and St. Petersburg,) Sochi Jazz Festival, World Jazz Festival (Riga, Latvia,) and many others!
- 2018 featured artists on the stand:
– Sasha Mashin—drums
– Tanya Balakirskaya—singer/songwriter
– Dmitry Ilugdin—piano, composer
– LRK Trio: pianist Evgeny Lebedev, bassist Anton Revnyuk, and drummer Ignat Kravtsov
- Esse Jazz Club / Esse Jazz Agency—Moscow-based conglomerate which includes a spacious jazz club, and a rapidly growing artistic agency and concert/tour production team
- Kozlov Club—Moscow-based jazz / fusion / improv club with versatile, eclectic programming
- Magnetophone Music Agency—artist promotion / management services, representing Russian artists nationwide and outside of Russia, as well as international artists in Russia (Moscow)
- City of Jazz—annual summertime outdoors festival / concert series in Moscow
- Real Jazz Ambassadors, LLC—U.S.-based production company making jazz documentaries that explore jazz stories from around the world
- Jazz.Ru Magazine—Russia’s only regular jazz publication (Moscow)
- Jazz Research Center—Russia’s national jazz archive and research program (Yaroslavl)
- Yaroslavl Jazz Center—jazz concert venue / jazz club / educational institution (Yaroslavl)
- Rainy Days Records—St. Petersburg-based jazz label and concert production company
- Victor Voitov—independent concert/festival producer (Moscow, Russia / Berlin, Germany)