Hotel-restaurant «Cosmopolite» united young Ukrainian jazz talents!
On June 9th at the cozy atmosphere of the summer terrace of the French restaurant «Brasserie» (Vaduma Getmana str., b. 6) the third edition of the Youth JAZZ Fest Cosmopolite took place. The festival gathered best youth jazz ensembles from different Ukrainian regions which were represented by teams from Kiev, Kherson, Krivoy Rog, Odessa and Dnepropetrovsk.
Main goal of the Youth JAZZ Fest Cosmopolite is search of new names in the Ukrainian jazz space and original presentation of jazz music from local artists. For the festival participants this event became an excellent opportunity to show their talents and experience in the performance of jazz standards and good start for cooperation with other performers of the festival!
Big Jump Band with Georgian soloist Aniko Dolidze and famous Russian clarinetist Mitya Gerasimov opened Youth JAZZ Fest Cosmopolite. String quartet Jazz Compliments (Kiev) with original jazz program continued a festival and the vocal ensemble directed by Oleg Goldakovskiy performed hits of contemporary jazz stars. Pianists from Odessa, Kherson and Dnepropetrovsk played not only traditional jazz but also modern piano jazz of such composers as Michel Petrucciani and Hiromi Uehara. Great performance made Kiev saxophonists group led by Alexander Rukomoynikov. On the final note headliners of the Youth JAZZ Fest Cosmopolite Shirhan Agabeyli project presented a wonderful combination of various world music traditions.
Co-organizer of the Youth JAZZ Fest Cosmopolite Oleg Goldakovskiy noted that this event is really important for young talents: «They have shining eyes after these meetings with appreciative audience and in such beautiful place. Moreover, they have a possibility to meet here other bright young musicians… Young people got new experience, inspiration and are full of emotions. The festival provides a strong incentive for the development of participants. Of course, audience also appreciated their music». An important role in festival organization played hotel-restaurant “Cosmopolite” (Vaduma Getmana str., 6) which hosted the world known and young jazz artists for the third time.
Also positive feedback gave a director of the Y.Gretera art gallery Leonora Yanko: “We are very pleased to support such festival. I want to share my personal feelings. When I heard this performance for the first time I was very surprised because not even all of today’s well-known stars have such quality of music and vocal. I think that in the near future many of these young artists became new jazz stars.”
Thus, we can state that Jazz Fest Cosmopolite develops in the right way and becomes an important part of the Kiev cultural life. In the autumn 2013 Jazz Fest Cosmopolite will present to the Ukrainian audience international jazz stars and a youth version of the festival will take place next summer!