On 17-18 August, Moscow hosts Jazz in the Hermitage Garden international festival, themed 'Inspired by Jazz'. The audience will listen to the famous Russian and foreign jazz performers, participate in art master classes, and take pictures next to a special objet d'art.
Israeli saxophonist Robert Anchipolovsky will perform his best works on the Garden's summer stage. He will present the music programme 'Recalling Cannonball Adderley'. Guests will also hear the Austrian ensemble Marina & the Kats and the American tenor and saxophonist Eric Alexander, who will perform together with the Alexei Podymkin's quartet.
Russian jazz will be presented by the quintet of vibraphonist Anatoly Tekuchev, vocalists Yuliana Rogachyova and Marina Volkova, quartet of one of the best saxophonists of Russia Sergei Golovin, and pianist Yakov Okun and his Russian-Polish Dialogue ensemble.
Trumpeter and vocalist Pavel Ivanov with his orchestra will perform the musical programme 'So in Love', and the quintet of saxophonist and clarinetist Valery Kiselyov will present the programme 'Tribute to Duke Ellington'.
Not only music
You will not only listen to good music, but also will have an opportunity to learn to dance. On the site in front of Novaya Opera theatre, experienced choreographers will hold master classes for everyone.
The Garden will host a workshop for young guests to learn how to create unusual crafts decorated with bells, music figures and cut-outs.
Piano keys will be the festival's objet d'art.
Jazz in the Hermitage Garden festival has been held since 1998. It is one of the earliest jazz festival in Moscow. For two decades it has turned from a small city event into one of the major jazz events in Russia.
Admission is free.