Leopolis Jazz Fest invites you on 30 April for online broadcast on the occasion of International Jazz Day

In 2021, the world will mark the 10th anniversary of International Jazz Day.

Leopolis Jazz Fest joins the celebration program and invites you to spend Friday evening in the company of the famous American pianist, arranger Michael Abene and a big band of Ukrainian musicians.

In 2016, the famous pianist, composer, arranger and pedagogue Michael Abene visited Lviv and held a series of unique workshops for young Ukrainian musicians.

From 2004 to 2014, Michael Abene was the Musical Director and Principal Composer/Arranger of the WDR Radio Big Band of Cologne, Germany, considered by many to be one of the finest big bands in Europe. His arrangements are played by performers all over the world, including Randy Brecker, Joe Lovano, John Scofield, Patti Austin, Mike Stern, Gary Burton and others.

Michael Abene's workshops became a completely new format in the festival program. Throughout the festival, the jazzman worked with Ukrainian musicians, conducted daily rehearsals, and made arrangements with them. The performance of Michael Abene with a specially created UA Big Band was the result of this work. The concert took place as part of the festival program on Rynok Square. More than 20 Ukrainian performers and band leader Dennis Adu, who helped to implement this unique project, went on the stage together with the outstanding musician.

So, on 30 April, we are waiting for you near the screens.

You can set a reminder now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24ZC6W2kf3c

Let’s celebrate International Jazz Day together!