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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...

Jazz Koktebel Festival

This year, the festival "Jazz Koktebel" celebrates its 15th anniversary. It is by far the oldest and largest open-air jazz festival in Ukraine. This year,...

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...

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...

A Short Biography Of Ukraine’s Hottest Musical Icon

Over the last year, ONUKA has shot to critical and popular success both at home and in Europe. But front-woman Nata Zhyzhchenko’s greatest accomplishment may...

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...

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...

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. ...

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...

15th Koktebel Jazz Festival

On August 27 in Chernomorsk, the 15th Koktebel Jazz Festival, which has long been positioned not so much as jazz festival, but as a...