Esse Jazz Club / Esse Jazz Agency, Moscow

ESSE LOGOSpanning over two floors of a historic 19th century building in central part of Moscow, which once was part of a wealthy merchant’s estate, one of the most versatile jazz clubs in Russian capital is working since 2011. With its state-of-art sound system and a worthy Yamaha grand piano, Jazz Club Esse is the home for true jazz aficionados, presenting wide stylistic array from straight-ahead to visionary modern, by Russia’s top jazz musicians of all generations, and a constant influx of visiting musicians from the U.S., Europe, and elsewhere in the world.

Esse is the focal point for a devoted community of jazz fans and jazz artists, and works on expanding the audience by presenting educational outreach events. Overall, Esse presents more than 50 performance sets and other events every month. The club’s production team also organizes large-scale concert shows in Moscow and elsewhere in Russia, on average about five a year. Esse provides the club venue for after-hours events of jazz festivals in Moscow (Usadba Jazz, Jazz at the Hermitage Garden, etc.) For the 5th consecutive year, Esse presents a marathon 10-hours International Jazz Day celebration on April 30, 2019.


We are looking for international partners with background in jazz music, event management, established networking capacities to jointly assess the potential for the cultural exchange programs in your country/city

In addition, our collaborative programs are aiming at reaching new audiences internationally and helping to popularize jazz music from different countries in Russia.

Contact and 2018 Jazzahead! representative: Grant Khandjyan, artistic director; email