Jazz May Penza Festival

icon2-fest-jazzmaySince 2011, Jazz May Penza (mid-May, 500 km from Moscow, Penza city population 500K+) turned into one of the brightest music festivals in central Russia. Its concept of a widely accessible city holiday combines a massive outdoors program on Penza’s largest city square with free music stage and food, folk crafts, and souvenir rows, with extensive indoors concert programming at several venues in close proximity to the square, including the city’s best 1,600 modern concert hall. Past headliners include a diverse roster of names, such as Richie Cole, Rosario Giuliani, Craig Handy, Igor Butman, Anatoly Kroll and other top jazz artists from Russia and other countries.
Jazz May 2017 is going to be extended for three nearby cities to provide the mini-tour possibility for the participant artists.