Usadba Jazz Festival

The biggest Russian open-air festival joining jazz, funk, world music, acid-jazz, lounge, jazz-rock, blues and other directions of contemporary improvised music
Usadba Jazz Moscow

The concept of the festival belongs to Maria Semushkina, head of ArtMania Agency, one of the leading agencies in Russia operating in the field of large-scale musical events. The Festival was held for the first time in May of 2004 at the Arkhangelskoe Estate, a masterpiece of Russian architecture of the 18th century situated on the outskirts of Moscow («Usadba» is the Russian for Estate). Since then the Festival has become an annual event in Arkhangelskoe. Today Usadba Jazz is one of the biggest musical events in Russia that has helped many top-ranking musicians to access a wide Russian audience.

Usadba Jazz has long gone beyond only a good music and has become a favourite pastime for the whole family, where everyone can find something to their liking. There are shows of brass-ensembles in the lanes of the Estate, children playgrounds with trampolines and animators, fairs of gifts and designer goods, and a big variety of quality gastronomy from the best restaurants. The whole festival is crowned by a grandiose firework.
In previous years Usadba Jazz Festival featured:
Marcus Miller (USA), Avishai Cohen Trio (Israel), Branford Marsalis Quartet (USA), Charlie Hunter Trio (USA), The Brand New Heavies (United Kingdom), Yusef Lateef & Belmondo Quintet (USA-France), Jazzanova Live! (Germany), Trilok Gurtu (India), Zap Mama (Belgium), Jimi Tenor (Finland), Lucky Peterson (USA), John Scofield (USA), Puppini Sisters (United Kingdom), Earth, Wind & Fire Experience feat AL McKAY (USA), The Herbaliser (United Kingdom), Pink Martini (USA), Angélique Kidjo (France), Matthew Herbert (United Kingdom), Nicola Conte (Italy), Robert Glasper (USA), Richard Bona Group (USA), Kenny Garrett (USA), Yaron Herman Trio (Fr)
In 2014 the ambitious New Orleans Jazz Festival was the part of Usadba Jazz festival. As a tribute to jazz mother city, the organizers invited Donald Harrisson, Tara Evans. Hot 8 Band and other notable New Orleans musicians as well as zydeco dancers and chefs from Louisiana to Moscow. For one day one could feel the spirit of jazz motherland just near Moscow.
In 2015 the festival was held in Moscow in the spaceous Tsaritsyno park, the residence of Catherine the Great, the Empress of Russia. Among the artists performing at Usadba Jazz in 2015 were: Tony Allen (France), Omer Avital (Israel), Hiatus Kaiyote (Australia), Igor Butman (Russia), Jones Falily Singers (USA), Mathias Eick Quintet (Norway).

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the organizer of the festival

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