the VI international jazz festival “Brodsky DRIVE” was held in the Anna Akhmatova Museum at the fountain house on July 17-19, without spectators. Online broadcast brought together about 15 thousand visitors, told the correspondent of “Rosbalt” artistic Director of the festival, pianist and composer Andrei Kondakov.
“Until recently we had hoped that the festival will be held in the traditional format. However, precautions are unnecessary today can not be. The money for the tickets we will refund. Our jazz musicians were professionals, ready for anything, even the lack of spectators. Helped them in this experience of Studio work, when no one, apart from the partners, and most importantly — to create a mood for ourselves,” — said Kondakov.
Online broadcast of the festival was three day — visit of the Museum, on the channel “Saint-Petersburg” and “Culture”. Among the speakers will be singer Amy Peters, ensemble Cool Train Project staff Andrew Voivodeship Easy Winners, trombonist and composer Anton Boyarsky, the St. Petersburg Quartet bassist and arranger Dmitry Semenishev.
headlining the festival were the masters of jazz: arranger Arkady Shilkloper, pianist Andrey Kondakov and bassist Vladimir Volkov. The musicians performed together at jazz festivals in different countries of Europe. Also the audience enjoyed the Duo of trumpeter Vyacheslav Gaivoronsky and pianist and flutist Roman Carpenter. Performed at the festival and the famous Russian drummer Sasha Machines, bassist Makar Novikov, pianist Mikhail Maryshev and actor Makar Kashitsyn.
“I Hope that next summer the situation will be different, and musicians will be able to speak in front of a live audience. But the idea with the broadcasts we liked is a great way to break out of the”, — said Andrey Kondakov.
Recall that in this year, “Brodsky DRIVE» instead of jazz weekends for over a month and a half has offered viewers 3 days of interesting and colourful programme of immersing the audience in a unique musical style of jazz.
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