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“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...

Do You Hear What I Hear: Holiday Music Traditions That Bring Communities Together

Cultural traditions, especially near-universal and well-established ones surrounding the winter holidays, offer an avalanche of stimuli for the senses — the scents and flavors...

Remember That Name: Saxophonist Andrej Prozorov 

Andrej Prozorov has long been a popular saxophonist in Europe. He was born in Odessa, and in the year 2000 entered the Vienna Conservatory. ...

Made in Odessa: On Six Musicians With Odessa Roots

When studying the biographies of famous musicians, composers and singers, unexpected discoveries will be made. It should not surprise anyone that a good deal...

Interview with Hobart Earle

Hobart Earle has been the music director and principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra for as long as independent Ukraine has existed. A...

April 12, Kyiv. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

Recorded at Copenhagen’s Royal Arena in October 2017, Distant Sky captures an extraordinary and triumphant live concert from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds....

Fozzey: Books Stolen From Life

A profile of musician Alexander “Fozzey” Sidorenko, who has branched out to becoming a well known writer. Of all Ukraine’s musicians, Fozzey is the only...

Travel Diary: Peter Zalmayev At The Lviv Alfa Jazz Festival

By Peter Zalmayev   Photos by Kateryna Melnykova June 24, 2017 Exhausted, red-eyed, I run to jump on the 6:45 AM Intercity train right as the doors are...

April 21-22 at 7pm – Hobart Earle and the Odessa Philharmonic

It is Prokofiev's 125th birthday this week - so the Odessa Philharmonic will be performing his wonderful "Scythian Suite" ‎ under the capable baton...

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...