If we talk about freedom and unlimited improvisation of jazz, then this very evening. They combined classical jazz with the hot rhythms of Latin America, funk notes and soul, and added to this delicious cocktail a heartfelt vocal. On our stage, Alexei Kogan and his "Jazz in Kiev Band", accompanied by the charming jazz vocalist Laura Marti.
I always liked jazz for one simple reason - in 71-m year I got to the concert of Duke Ellington. And I realized that a real jazzman would never play the same thing the same way. Never. He always brings something new. And in this there is this buzz. This craving for freedom, the absolute craving for freedom. Alexey Kogan
This musician knows everything about jazz. Alexey is the organizer of festivals, the radio presenter with thirty years of experience and the head of the producer center. His quintet "Jazz in Kiev Band" united the best jazz musicians of the country. The collective is a constant participant of jazz festivals and cultural events of Ukraine.
Together with the musicians, a vocalist with a rich jazz voice will perform on stage, performing in 6 different languages, a singer, composer and author of Laura Marti texts. 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), etc. Also Laura collaborates with many well-known musicians and participates in various musical projects.
A life-affirming cocktail from a mixture of classical jazz, Latin American rhythms and light funk motifs and soul will be prepared for you:
Laura Marti - vocals
Artem Mendelenko - saxophone
Michael Mendelenko - guitar
Vladimir Kaminsky - keyboards
Alexey Kogan - lead, bass guitar
Valery Volkov - percussion