What is happening in Crimea or what to do in Crimea? There are many musical events happen in Crimea during the Summer time each year. This year is no different from any other years. If you plan to visit Crimea in August – this festival is the one of “must see”.
FIVE CONTINENTS JAZZ
On August 28-30, 2015, the Koktebel Jazz Party International Festival will take place on a sunny beach in Koktebel.This year’s slogan is
“Five Continents Jazz!”
Three nights of jazz singers and bands from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas.
Yakov Okun International Jazz Quintet
It is a tradition of the Koktebel Jazz Party festival to invite the International All Star Band among the headliners. Renowned Russian pianist Yakov Okun selects the musicians.
Photo by Ira Polyarnaya
The stars to play with Okun this year will be:
Gary Bartz, 75, American saxophone star with 30 albums to his name, who played with Miles Davis, Art Blakey, Gene Ammons, Max Roach and McCoy Tyner;
Avishai Cohen, Israeli trumpeter living in New York; the world’s best young trumpeter for three years running, according to the Down Beat classification; played with Herbie Hancock in Paris at the 2015 International Jazz Day;
Eric Revis, American bassist and Branford Marsalis’ constant partner for over 15 years;
Nasheet Waits, one of New York’s most popular percussionists, son of legendary Freddie Waits, a musician whose career started more than 20 years ago and who played with David Murray, Eddie Gomez, Andrew Hill and Jason Moran.