Marco Concert continues a series of concerts "Jazz on the beach." This evening, in the warm rays of the sun, we will enjoy the hits of one of the most recognizable voices in world music - Ray Charles. On the banks of the Dnieper will sound melodies that have become classics: "Georgia On My Mind", "Hit the Road Jack", "You Do not Know Me" ...
Despite his blindness, Ray Charles was able not only to feel, but also to see music. He missed two distinct genres - blues and gospel, becoming the founder of a new style called "soul." "Gospel and blues," said Ray, "are essentially the same thing. The only difference is whether you are talking about a woman or about God. "
His work has influenced a variety of styles and styles of music. So, one of his most famous songs "What'd I Say", which was written by Charles directly during one of the performances, instantly became a super hit and had a huge impact on the development of rock and roll. Paul McCartney himself admitted that "What'd I say" became for him one of the biggest impulses in life.
During his career, the musician, arranger, singer and pianist Ray Charles created 70 studio and live albums, became the 17-time Grammy winner, his name included in the halls of fame rock and roll, jazz, country, blues and hall of fame the state of Georgia.
The music of the master of improvisation will be performed by the Old Fashioned Band, headed by the Kiev pianist and composer Pavel Ignatiev, who is known for his emotional manner of performance. Under his guidance, the ensemble masterfully plays classics of jazz and author's music. The vocal parts will be performed by the famous participants of the show "The Voice" - Anyana Udongvo and Kemi Oke.
This evening on the stage of the "South Coast of Kiev":
Anyanya Udongwo - vocals
Kemi Oke (Kemi Oke) - vocals
Pavel Ignatiev - the keys
Andrey Chmut - saxophone
George Iweze (George Iweze) - bass
Toby Fatonade (Tobi Fatonade) - drums
Ray Charles became the standard of jazz performance and personification of American music. In the evening of September 13, we are waiting for you on the beach "YUBK", to once again enjoy the music, full of colors and improvisation, the music of an inimitable master of sounds.