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The Modern Music Scene In Odessa

The Odessa Rock music scene is as healthy and diverse as it has ever been, but the problems facing it are formidable as well. Despite...

Brief Tales of Odessa’s Musical History

The Bee Gees, The Mystery Of Liszt’s Grand Piano, Tchaikovsky and Odessa’s Wunderkinder Many talented pianists and violinists have come out of Odessa. The city...

Musician Felix Shinder, Reminisces Over His School Days

From first to sixth grade, I attended this school – School #20. I sat behind a desk, looked out of the window, and wondered how...

“Thank you, Yura, the jazz is ours!”: Odessa Jazz Fest 2016 recap

The international jazz festival in Odessa is a well-established tradition which is eagerly expected every year by all Odessites and jazz lovers. On September...

80 Years Of The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra

The Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra was founded in 1937, and belongs today to the most prominent musical ensembles in Ukraine. During the Soviet era the orchestra...

A Talk With Pioneer Of Soviet Rock Music Journalism Artemy Troitsky

Artemy Troitsky is a journalist, music critic, promoter and broadcaster who played a vital role in popularizing independent Soviet rock music, as well as...

Tracing the History Of Odessa’s Rock Movement

Is there such a phenomenon as an “Odessa sound” in post-Soviet rock n roll? In the same way there was a distinct Chicago sound...

May 12-13, Kyiv. Klezmer in Ukraine!

Klezmer spring comes to Ukraine! Very soon Kiev will be transformed into the world capital of klezmer music. The long-awaited Kyiv Klezmer Fest starts...

Koktebel Jazz Festival Diary: Days 3 + 4.

Day 3 My third day at the Koktebel Jazz Festival began with high hopes andn even greater expectations. The day began with a press tour to...

Jazz Improv, Odessa-style

Yuri Kuznetsov, Odessa’s great Jazz man sadly passed away in May of 2016. The Odessa Review is commemorating Kuznetsov through the words of his friend Sergei...