Open Air Jazz Night on Mykhailivska Square

Open Air Jazz Night on Mykhailivska Square

On June 14th Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on Mykhailivska Square in Kyiv will be hosting «Free People Music» jazz event. For one night only, the atrium of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be transformed into one of the most popular jazz platforms of Ukraine, Koktebel Jazz Festival.

The concert aims at supporting all those who disapprove of the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation. For many consecutive years Koktebel Jazz Festival took place in Koktebel town in Crimea and moved to Odesa after the annexation.

The concert will be opened by one of the most famous Ukrainian jazzman Ihor Zakus. Together with solo singer Ivanka Chervinska and Z-Band Ihor Zakus will present «Chastushky» project, which includes traditional folk Ukrainian songs in contemporary jazz interpretation.
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Chopin in Ukrainian interpretation will sound during the second part of the concert. Ukrainian leading jazz pianist Nataliya Lebedeva will present her signature jazz versions of Quests by Frederic Chopin together with sextet. The concert will be finished with the one of the most prominent contemporary jazz composers Usein Bekirov, who was born in Simferopol, Crimea. The musician will be presenting his program «World Music».

The concert will be attended by the minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin as well as his colleagues from Sweden and Lithuania and representatives of Tatar-Crimea community.

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The entrance to the concert is free of charge. The concert will start at 8 PM. 
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