Best Concerts in Odesa in October 2018

two girls in crowd at concert

The autumn brings us not only rains and cool weather – luckily, it is also the traditional season for the amazing music concerts. Though we cannot enjoy days on the beach in sunny Odesa for a while, we still can have fun in many other ways, including going to the shows of the talented musicians. Check out the best music events in Odessa in October 2018.


The modern soul diva and model Sharon Kovacs is going to perform with Kovacs band in Odesa for the first time. Their debut album “Shades Of Black” was included to the charts of 36 countries, got to the top of hit parade in Sharon`s homeland – the Netherlands, and was in the top 10 in Germany. The band became the headliner of many European festivals and even made a tour together with famous Robbie Williams. Robbie said that the deep dramatic voice of Sharon Kovacs can be compared to such stars as Billie Holiday, Amy Winehouse and Beth Gibbons (Portishead).
When: October 24, 7 PM
Where: Odesa Philharmonic Hall


What to do in Odessa on October evening? Listen to sensual sound of violin! Damien Escobar is the famous modern American violinist, the owner of two Grammie awards. On his Odesa show, Damien will present his signature compositions along with the unique versions of the well-known super hits of Adele, Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston and Justin Timberlake. The violinist works in “crossover violin” genre, uniting classic, jazz, pop, R&B and even hip-hop.
When: October 25, 7 PM
Where: Musical Comedy Theatre


Ken Hensley is a founder of the eminent URIAH HEEP and the author of the best songs of this outstanding rock band. The program of the concert in Odesa includes the favorite solo compositions and the immortal hits of URIAH HEEP written by Ken Hensley (Free Мe, Lady In Black, July Morning, The Wizzard, Wise Man, Rain). “Rare & Timeless” album, that is going to be presented by Ken in Odesa, is a new anthology consisting of the new songs along with the updated versions of the good old melodies. The guests of the concert will not just enjoy a great rock show, but will also have a chance to communicate with the talented artist.
When: October 10, 7 PM
Where: Odesa Philharmonic Hall

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Mario Biondi is an Italian soul singer who can boast velvet opera baritone. His playlist consists of compositions written by the Italian authors as well as the popular world`s hits. Mario`s music is a charming mix of fusion, soul, pop and jazz rock. The artist sings in English; however, his voice makes every song sound as a tender melodic Italian canzona. Mario has already performed in Ukraine in Lviv on jazz festival, where he won the hearts of all listeners.
When: October 12, 7 PM
Where: Odesa Opera House


The altoist Mark Gross is widely known to the jazz community as a master of hard bop and jazz tradition. After graduating from Berklee College of Music, the young Mark was noticed by the authorities of American jazz scene such as Lionel Hampton, Nat Adderley and Dave Holland. Mark Gross has twice become an awardee of Grammie as a member of Dave Holland Big Band jazz orchestra. On his Odesa show, the musician will present the program dedicated to the legendary Duke Ellington.
When: October 3, 7 PM
Where: Odesa Philharmonic Hall


Ptakh_Jung performance is one of the most interesting events of Odessa nightlife this October. Ptakh_Jung is Kyiv-based joint project of composer and key player Anton Degtiariov (Ptakh) and guitarist Volodymyr Babushkin (Jung), founded in 2016. The artists unite modern classic with post rock, ambient, noise, grunge and electronic music. Each song of Ptakh_Jung project is a whole story with deep drama, symphonic notes and cinema flavor. The musicians call their compositions “the soundtracks to non-existing movies”.
When: October 27, 7 PM
Where: Urban Music Hall


KAZKA, one of the young and promising Ukrainian bands, creates melodies in the style of experimental pop with electronic folk elements. After great success of their first album “Karma” on the Internet, the trio presented their creation live on Kyiv scene. The concert had very positive reviews, so the musicians decided to go on a Ukraine-wide tour in fall 2018. “Karma” album includes 10 lyric personal stories accompanied by ethno motifs and folk vocal – a true gift for any fan of the modern Ukrainian music scene.
When: October 28, 7 PM
Where: Palladium club
The best concerts in Odesa will make your October 2018 exciting and unforgettable. Enjoy!
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