Jazz is special music for special people. Everyone who loves jazz can describe it in his/her own way. But one feature is common for all these people – they know that this love is forever.
This article could be useful for those who deliberately look for the places in Kyiv where jazz improvisations sound.
"DYVAN" (Sofa) FESTIVAL-RESTAURANT
Twice per week on Mondays and Wednesdays the guests can listen to melancholy blues melodies or jazz-funk over here. "Dyvan" is the place where interesting Ukrainian bands play jazz; you can easily dive into a nice musical subculture mix in this restaurant. By the way, entrance is free of charge.
2 Besarabska Square, Kyiv
CLOSER ART CENTER
Closer is a famous jazz place in Kyiv. The project «Closer Jazz» exists since January 2015, however, a lot of famous Ukrainian and world-known artists already had a chance to play jazz here. If interested, you may follow the art center schedule on FB-page.
31 Nizhneyurkivska Str., Kyiv
"Master Class" HOUSE OF EDUCATION AND CULTURE
Here jazz is always welcomed. On Wednesdays concerts of Alexei Kogan's Project "Theme and Variations. Live” are held in "Master Class". Here you can enjoy the performance of professional musicians as well as the beginners and discover the fascinating world of music.
16 Lavrska Str., Kyiv
The slogan of this place is: "There is no sense to talk about music, it’s better to listen to it. And anybody can do this every Wednesday and Thursday starting from 9:00 p.m. On the stage of Alchemist Bar you can meet famous Ukrainian musicians and young DJs with their jazz-funk mixes. Just come and listen.
12 Shota Rustaveli Str., Kyiv
Yes, this place is also connected to jazz. It is possible to listen to jazz over here several times per week. The repertoire is extensive: you can meet Alexey Kogan, quintet «Jazz in Kyiv», ladies of “Freedom-jazz” and young groups playing jazz covers in different styles - from classic to folk.
4 Symona Petlyury Str., Kyiv