This musician knows everything about jazz. The popularization of jazz in Ukraine and, as a result, the annual international festival “Jazz in Kiev” is associated with his name. This evening on our stage, Alexei Kogan with the quintet “Jazz in Kiev Band” and charming vocalist Laura Marty.
“I always liked jazz for one simple reason - in '71 I got to Duke Elington’s concert. And I realized that a real jazzman would 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. "
Alexei Kogan is not without reason called "man-jazz." A musicologist, organizer of festivals, a radio host with thirty years of experience, the head of a production center and a teacher - he dedicated his whole life to jazz. In just 8 years of working on Radio Promin, he created 1,784 original jazz programs. His quintet “Jazz in Kiev Band” united the best jazz musicians of the country, becoming a regular participant in the famous festivals “Alfa Jazz Fest” and “Jazz in Kiev”.
This evening for you play:
Laura Marti - vocals
Alexey Kogan - host, bass guitar
Valery Volkov - drums
Artem Mendelenko - saxophone
Mikhail Mendelenko - guitar
Vladimir Kaminsky - keyboards
Together with the musicians, the vocalist with a rich jazz timbre will perform on the stage in 6 different languages. Composer and lyricist Laura Marty became the winner of several international and all-Ukrainian competitions of composers, participated in the festivals “Jazz Koktebel”, “Alfa Jazz”. She collaborated with many famous musicians and founded her own team “Lela Brasil Project”.