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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 Ostashko. The two friends got into some amusing trouble two...

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 cosmopolitan figure from the cradle onward, he was born and...

Assisting Russian Refugees And Emigres Living In Ukraine Without Legal Status

Over the course of the events of the past three years, as the democratic situation in Russia has degraded numerous Russians have relocated to Ukraine. Increased pressure on those who disagree with the Kremlin’s...

Odessa designer Tanu Muino: making the world jealous

JEALOUSY is the name of the emerging Odessa-based clothes brand that can already be found worldwide through both stores and online retailers in Ukraine, Georgia, Singapore, Kuwait, Russia, Great Britain, and USA. The brand...

On Human Rights And Contemporary Journalism With Natalia Antelava

Natalia Antelava is an award winning, Emmy-nominated journalist, and a native of Tbilisi, Georgia. She is a former foreign correspondent for BBC, where she covered events from West Africa to the South Caucasus to...

My Odessa: Evgeniy Weissberg

When I look at someone’s face, I can’t highlight the nose, eyes or lips separately. I like or dislike it all together. That’s also the way I feel about Odessa. As an architect, I know...

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 of Soviet Jazz, Some of his Peers Did not Agree....
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Yuri Kuznetsov, Odessa’s Great Jazz Pianist Passes On

This morning Odessa said goodbye to Yuri Kuznetsov, it’s greatest Jazz pianist, with almost five hundred of his friends and loyal fans gathering for a daytime service in the philharmonic building. Kuznetsov was the...

Jennifer Clement Speaks About The PEN International Congress Held In Lviv

Jennifer Clement is President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected to the office. She is an American-Mexican writer and the author of the cult classic memoir “Widow Basquiat”, as well...

The “Wolf Man” of Odessa: Sigmund Freud’s Famous Patient

The brief dream of a young Odessa boy left a lasting mark on the entire field of psychology – and may have given us a glimpse into the inner workings of the human soul. If...