This musician knows everything about jazz. It is with his name that the popularization of jazz in Ukraine and, as a consequence, the annual international festival "Jazz in Kiev" is connected. This evening on our stage Alexei Kogan with the quintet "Jazz in Kiev Band" and the charming vocalist Laura Marti.
"I always liked jazz for one simple reason - in 71-m year I got to the concert of Duke Elington. 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, an absolute craving for freedom. "Alexey Kogan
Alexei Kogan is not without reason called "man-jazz". The musicologist, the organizer of festivals, the radio presenter with thirty years of experience, the head of the producer center and the teacher - he devoted jazz all his life. Only for 8 years of work on the 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 of the famous festivals "Alfa Jazz Fest" and "Jazz in Kiev".
Today you play:
Alexey Kogan - lead, bass guitar
Valery Volkov - percussion
Artem Mendelenko - saxophone
Michael Mendelenko - guitar
Vladimir Kaminsky - keyboards
Together with the musicians, a vocalist with a rich jazz voice will perform on stage, performing in 6 different languages. The composer and author of the texts Laura Marti became the winner of several international and all-Ukrainian composers' competitions, participated in the festivals "Jazz Koktebel", "Alfa Jazz". She collaborated with many famous musicians and founded her own team "Lela Brasil Project".
Start the evening of Thursday with a beautiful soulful jazz, and he will certainly give you a good mood. We are waiting for you at 20:00 on the terrace "All Your Own".