PRESS RELEASE 2013
21-22 September 2013,
Teatralna Square, 15
XVIII Festival «VINNYTSIA JAZZFEST - 2013"
On September 21-22, 2013 Vinnitsia becomes a jazz capital of Ukraine. It is time for the concerts of XVIII-th festival "VINNYTSIA JAZZFEST 2013".
Audience will see and hear performances of world jazz artists from 11 countries. Traditionally Ukraine will be represented by Vinnytsia’s Municipal Jazz Orchestra "VinBand". Every year festival tries to present modern jazz in all its style diversity inviting musicians from different parts of the world. We will hear jazz from Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Romania, Italy, Austria, Spain, Canada, India, USA, Russia and Ukraine during the XVIII-th festival.
According to tradition, that was launched in 2011, both festival days begin with the street concerts "Jazz de Paris" at Theatre Square and the winners of the third national competition of young jazz musicians «JUNIOR JAZZ» will take part in it. This year’s winners, young jazz performers will drum up interest to the concerts with their energy and drive.
The first festival concert will be two-parted and will present the music of two European trios. Roland Neffe’s VIBES BEYOND (presenting Austria and German) performs on vibraphone and marimba, plus bass and drums. Roman Tulei’s trio (presenting Switzerland and Romania) is more traditional as the leader plays piano – popular instrument in jazz music. It is classical European jazz based on tradition combined with bright jazz improvisation and tends to be avangardistic. The leaders of both projects managed to become new jazz stars in their countries.
The next concert is for those who love Polish jazz with its special lyricism. We will hear solo of the real virtuoso Cuba Stankevich. He will perform improvisations based on melodies of eminent Polish pianist and composer Wojciech Kilar, who wrote music for films by Roman Polanski, Krzysztof Zanussi, Andrzej Wajda, and Francis Ford Coppola. The fist festival day ends with a special show by eccentric music-theatre quartet from Italia led by Dario Pinella. He broke into the New York jazz scene with his hot gypsy jazz. Unstoppable rhythms and recognizable melodies natural for Italian music style make public crazy and want more.
The next day is going to be as great as previous.
The second festival day will also starts with the street concerts "Jazz de Paris". Young musicians who last year did the program "Hurly-Burly Jazz" will make their solo performances. These youngsters already have a great list of victories in various competitions and festivals.
The first concert of the second festival day is the presentation of the new program from Vinnytsia’s Municipal Jazz Orchestra "VinBand" (artistic director and conductor of the band is an Honoured Artist of Ukraine Valeriy Novosad). The renewed vocalists and musicians of the band will perform a medley of famous jazz standards.
Another concert and another trio. Two trios actually. Both got together thanks to German musicians who gathered talents from all around the world. Benedikt Jahnel Trio with musicians from Germany, Spain and Canada plays smart, intellectual but romantic music. They can charm the audience with well balanced, emotional and original music. Next band will bring some exotic to the festival. They sit on stage in the lotus position and perform an unusual fusion, a colourful blend of authentic Indian music and European guitar sound. German guitarist, a talented violinist with double-violin and tabla player from Indian proclaimed a Buddhist philosophy of non-violence with the name of their band – Ahimsa. The extraordinary trio will surely hold the interest of the audience.
VINNYTSIA JAZZFEST 2013’s final concert let us all enjoy the playing of international jazz band: three Russian musicians headed by famous drummer Oleg Butman will perform with the great American jazz-diva and vocalist - Lisa Henry. She is the winner of Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition and an International Jazz Ambassador to Africa. Lisa Henry appeared on stage with the greatest jazz musicians of our time. At the festival she will perform jazz standards and original compositions.
VINNYTSIA JAZZFEST 2013 will definitely leave positive and memorable impressions. Come and have fun with us, come and have fun with jazz.
Just as in previous years organizers remained their collaboration with television partner of the festival - Vinnitsia Regional State TV and Radio Company "VINTERA." All concerts will be filmed and shown on TV channel VDT under the "Jazz week".
Before the festival there will be a second exhibition of jazz posters from Poland. It will take place in the ‘Art-Shic’ gallery. Vinnitsia will host exhibition of Polish Jazz Poster by presenting well-known collector, a representative from Krakow Poster Gallery Mr. Krzysztof Dydo.
The cooperation with the fashion studio of Ludmila Kvetna will continue this time. She will make new dresses and styling for the festival leading ladies. Last year the festival audience noticed that each new outfit differed and shone with elegance and novelty, and each new image revealed the designer as a creative person, and added charm to the festival scene. This collaboration will become more bright and colourful this time around.
And again, just like last year, before and during the festival, hypermarket ‘Grosh’ will host the ‘Jazz breakfasts’. Many surprises wait for those who would come to have breakfast in an unusual atmosphere. Also there are going to be a lot of surprises from other sponsors like ‘Volodarka’ and the restaurant ‘Tiflis’. They give a special discount on goods and services from 5 to 10%.
For the convenience of festival viewers Vinnitsia’s Research and Production Enterprise ‘Spilna sprava’ introduce the service of online booking of the invitations to concerts of the festival. It now works in the test mode. In the future, the organizers are planning to move to electronic form of a festival ticket and non-cash payments through payment systems and bank cards.
For the information: Vinnitsia’s Research and Production Enterprise ‘Spilna sprava’ was established by scientists from Vinnytsia National Technical University and works in a high-technology industry more then ten years. It performs scientific and technological developments in information technology to leading companies of the world. Most people in that company have either bachelor or Master of Science degree in computer sciences or applied mathematics or electronics. The company works with leading IT-companies from USA, Germany, UK and Israel, and performs high quality development of computer systems in different areas of human activity: the financial sector, e-commerce, social networking, video transmission, programming for mobile devices and others. For more information: www.sprava.net; tel +380432531677.
This year the organizers not only managed to maintain a high international status of the festival, but also followed the basic principles of ‘VINNYTSIA JAZZFEST – 2013’ which are democracy and affordability.
After August 27 everybody can order the festival tickets by phone 690-025. Also the tickets can be self-booked via electronic ordering system online at the festival website: www.jazz.vn.ua.