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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...

Legendary New York Jazz Clarinetist David Krakauer Comes To Odessa

David Krakauer is one of those musicians whom you can't imagine ever meeting. An American clarinetist who lives in New York, he has performed...

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...

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...

Leonid Utesov: Was He Really Playing Jazz?

Leonid Utesov is Considered by Many to be Greatest Singer of his Generation, the ‘Soviet Sinatra’’. While he Considered Himself to be a Proponent...

Aleksey Gogokhia: Alternative Music Man Extraordinaire

Longtime promoter, radio personality, curator, program director of Odessa's most original radio station — FM1 Radio and Art director of the M1 Club-Hotel.  An...

An Interview With The Band Monkey Juice: The Irresistible Virus Of Great Music

Monkey Juice are more than just a cover band — their performances have an entirely unique and personal sound. Originally based around a classical...

Eulogies for Yuri Kuznetsov

The very romantic Soviet and Russian literary tradition of writing poetry to commemorate one's departed friends is still alive and well in Odessa.  After...

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...

Ukrainian-Jewish Musical Journeys: From The Pale To The Promised Lands

This essay is an adaptation of program notes prepared for two concerts highlighting Jewish music from the Pale of Settlement that the author helped...