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, was the Global Host City of the International Jazz Day (April 30)!

See you at  jazzahead! on April 29 — May 2, 2021!

Welcome to St. Petersburg in November, 2020, for Jazz Across Borders forum/festival! (more info in July, 2020)

  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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)
At the Russian Jazz World stand
At the Russian Jazz World stand, April, 2018: L-R Evgeny Petrushansky (Rainy Days Records,) Gerry Teekens (Criss Cross Records: R.I.P. Gerry who passed away in 2019,) and drummers from Russia (Sasha Mashin) and Estonia (Tanel Ruben) exchange their latest CDs!