On April 20, Alexei Kogan and his “Jazz in Kiev Band” accompanied by charming jazz vocalist Laura Marti performed on the stage of the House of Cinema.
If we talk about freedom and limitless improvisation of jazz, then it is this evening. They connected classical jazz with hot rhythms of Latin America, notes of funk and soul, and added heartfelt vocals to this delicious cocktail. On our stage, Alexei Kogan and his “Jazz in Kiev Band” accompanied by charming jazz vocalist Laura Marti.
“I always liked jazz for one simple reason - in 1971 I got to Duke Ellington's concert. And I realized that a real jazzman will never play the same thing the same way. Never. He will always bring something new. And this is the buzz. This craving for freedom, absolute craving for freedom. "
This musician knows everything about jazz. Alexey is the organizer of the festivals, a radio host with thirty years of experience and the head of the production center. His quintet “Jazz in Kiev Band” united the best jazz musicians of the country. The team is a regular participant in jazz festivals and cultural events of Ukraine.
The vocalist with a rich jazz timbre, performing in 6 different languages, singer, composer and lyricist Laura Marti will appear on the stage with the musicians. She participated in numerous jazz festivals: Jazz Koktebel, Alfa Jazz, Jazz-Bez (Poland-Ukraine), Za-Jazz Fest, Art-Jazz Cooperation, Che-Jazz Open, Mek Azg, Mek Mshakujt (Armenia) and others. Laura also collaborates with many famous musicians and participates in various musical projects.
A life-affirming cocktail of a mixture of classical jazz, Latin American rhythms and light motifs of funk and soul will prepare for you:
· Laura Marti - vocals
· Alexey Kogan - host, bass guitar
· Artem Mendelenko - saxophone
· Mikhail Mendelenko - guitar
· Vladimir Kaminsky - keyboards
· Valery Volkov - drums
Start Saturday evening with a beautiful light jazz, which absorbed a piece of Latin American carelessness, and it will certainly give you a good mood for the whole next week.