Jazz it up in Koktebel

Ticket sales open for the Crimean jazz season

Ticket sales open for the Crimean jazz season

MOSCOW, June 19, Koktebel Jazz Party Press Service — Tickets are on sale for the most popular music event in Crimea, the Koktebel Jazz Party international festival, which will take place in Koktebel, Crimea on August 23-25 this year.

Tickets are available on the website Concert.ru and will be also on sale at ticket offices on the festival grounds during the event. The entrance fee is 500 rubles, while seats in the orchestra stalls cost twice as much. As usual, the Koktebel Jazz Party will give the visitors and residents of that artistic town an opportunity to enjoy acclaimed Russian and international jazz players as well as new talents. The program includes lectures by music professionals on the history of jazz.

Media accreditation for the festival, which offers a unique opportunity to feel the extraordinary energy of Koktebel, opened in early June. Applications can be filed on the festival website koktebel-jazz.ru. Accredited media will be able to cover the festival, work at the press center, take part in press events, enjoy orchestra stalls seats at concerts and get transfers to and from Simferopol on festival days. A hotline will also operate during the festival.

The information partners of the event are the Rossiya Segodnya International Information Agency and VGTRK holding company. Radio Jazz is the musical partner of the festival. The regional partner is the Sobaka Krym Publishing House.

The Koktebel Jazz Party was founded in 2003 as a private initiative by Koktebel jazz pioneer, journalist Dmitry Kiselev. The small Crimean town lent its name to the event which is now on the list of highly acclaimed world jazz festivals. The organizers traditionally keep the celebrity performers' names secret. Over the years, the festival program has included performances by iconic jazz drummer Jimmy Cobb (the US), Grammy Award winner for Best Latin Jazz Album Gonzalo Rubalcaba (Cuba), Nu Jazz stars Club Des Belugas (Germany) and the extraordinary saxophonist Robert Anchipolovsky (Israel). Russian President Vladimir Putin was among the festival guests in 2017.

The Koktebel Jazz Party is not just world-class jazz, it is true freedom that creates a united vibration of music, the sea, body and soul. The organizer of the festival is the Red Square Group. Since 2014, the Ministry of Culture has provided support to the Koktebel Jazz Party.