The organizers of the Koktebel Jazz Festival-2018, which will be held on August 16 - 19 in Chornomorsk, have announced a program of all four stages: Nu Jazz, Jazz & Blues Cafe, Open Stage and Special Stage.
Nu Jazz Stage will open on August 16 at 19:30 with the Day of Ukrainian music, which has already become traditional. This time, Dakh Daughters, Onuka, Oleg Skrypka and NAONI will perform on the first day of the festival. The first band to perform on the stage will be the Heart Beat Brass Band from Kharkiv.
On August 17, the program "Workshop and Friends at the Sea" will be presented at the Nu Jazz Stage. It will bring together the newest Ukrainian musical projects.
On Saturday, August 18, Nu Jazz will open with the premiere of the project of Laura Marti ‘SHINE’. Then KOOP OSCAR ORCHESTRA will appear on the stage. Next, an ex-vocalist of Massive Attack Martina Toplie-Bird will perform on stage for the first time in Ukraine. In addition, Morcheeba will present their new long-awaited album ‘Blaze Away.’
On August 19, Nu Jazz will start working from 17:00. It will feature Drum&Tuba Band, Odesa folk music by Felix Shinder and Money Forward, the finalist of Eurovision Song Contest 2018 national selection - Laud, DZ'OB, Beissoul&Einius and Inner Circle. The Koktebel Jazz will be closed with a special project from Hamerman Destroys Viruses band (Ukrainian: Хамерман Знищує Віруси) – “Cabaret for adults: ХЗВ All Star".
Open Stage opens on August 16 at 10:20. On this day, Yuriy Samovilov. Hurtom, Royalcat (Роялькіт) and adm:t will perform. On August 17 - Jungleman, Aliens Love the Ocean and Verry The Jerry. On August 18 - The Muss, Love&Joy and Le Cœur and on August 19 - Tatis.
The stage of Jazz&Blues Cafe will open on August 16 at 18:00 with the performance of Cherkasy Jazz Quintet and will continue with the duet of Denys Kinchev and Norwegian Frode Barth, and the show will end with the Naked. On August 17, Kiev Tango Project, German Tingvall Trio will perform. On August 18, Jazz&Blues Cafe Stage will be opened with Aleksej Revenko. Pavel Ignatyev and Katiko Purtseladze will present the project ‘Katikooo’, and Mark Eliyahu and Marinita will be the headliners of the evening. On August 18 on the jazz scene will perform Coco Melange, Max Tavrichesky, All Star Blues Band and Bullet Blues Band.
On the Special Stage at night, 0:30, August 17, OY Sound System, Amadance, TeepaDeepa and TAAX will perform. On August 18 there will be a party from Dj FM. On August 19, Votuma and Special Guest will play, and on the final night of August 20 - Funk Trio , TAAX and Ta'TiS.
Also during the Koktebel Jazz Festival there will be the premiere of Jazz&More concert-film about the festival and people who create it. The show will be held on August 15 at 19:00 in the Palace of Culture and Arts. The entrance will be free.
Throughout the entire Koktebel Jazz Festival, the public will be able to get acquainted with all the most interesting spheres of contemporary art within the programs of the art festival Artishok. IT-conference Jazz Do It will acquaint you with the latest trends in digital technologies.
As it was previously reported, the sale of tickets for Koktebel Jazz Festival opened.