Cosmopolite JAZZ Fest fourth edition took place 16-17.11.2013
During this weekend, 16-17th of November, at the cozy atmosphere of the German restaurant «Cosmopolite» (Kyiv, Vaduma Getmana str., 6) the fourth edition of the Cosmopolite JAZZ Fest took place. The festival gathered best jazz teams from Kyiv and Lviv and well-known Polish jazz bands.
The main purpose of the Cosmopolite JAZZ Fest is to find new names and experienced bands in the Ukrainian jazz and to present a unique jazz music both from Ukrainian and foreign authors.
On the first day of the Cosmopolite JAZZ Fest (November 16) festival participants performed a combination of jazz and folklore music. Dislocados band (Kiev) presented a mix of jazz and Latin melodies and participants from Lviv – jazz band ShockolaD performed a combination of jazz with Ukrainian ethnic motifs. Polish team Babooshki that was a headliner of this evening also used jazz arrangements in folk music and tried to show common musical traditions between Ukraine and Poland.
Second day of the Cosmopolite Jazz Fest (November 17) was dedicated to the classical authors jazz performance starting from contemporary European jazz and improvisations by Oleg Pashkovsky quartet and Konstantin Ionenko Quintet to classic jazz ballads from Ola Trzaska that was headliner of that evening.
Thus we can state that for two years of its existence Cosmopolite Jazz Fest became an important part of the cultural life of Kiev. The next edition of the festival will be Youth JAZZ Fest Cosmopolite that will take place during the summer 2014!