ALFA JAZZ FEST 2017 in Lviv

June 23 - 27, 2017

One of the key events in Ukraine - Alfa Jazz Fest festival will be held for the seventh time in Ukraine from June 23 to 27, 2017. These days Jazz Festival will please guests with great names, bright Imprezas, exclusive meetings, present you with an unforgettable and exciting days in the best traditions of the European music events.

Within 5 days more than 30 bands will appear on the stages of Alfa Jazz Fest 2017. Every evening in the Central Park of Culture and Recreation named after Bohdan Khmelnytskyi (4 Bolharska Street) traditional jazz film screenings will take place, and in the nightclubs of Lviv city – jam sessions will be held in which one could communicate informally with the musicians after the concerts, the detailed schedule of which can be found on the official website of Alfa Jazz Fest and on its page in social networks.

Alfa Jazz Fest 2017 program will be opened with the grand concert on the main stage named after Eddie Rosner in Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Park of Culture and Recreation by legendary American orchestra, two-time Grammy Award nominee - GORDON GOODWIN'S BIG PHAT BAND and bright and extraordinary Spanish singer and composer BUIKA.

During the following days one of the best bands of jazz fusion - the American quartet YELLOWJACKETS, the American singer CHINA MOSES – the daughter of jazz legend Dee Dee Bridgewater and Gilbert Moses; a jazz composer and a performer from Israel AVISHAI COHEN together with the INSO-Lviv Academic Symphony Orchestra; velvet baretor the most demanded soul singer in the world GREGORY PORTER; CHUCHO VALDÉS – the Cuban pianist, the winner of six Grammy Awards; the American pianist, the winner of 14 Grammy Awards HERBIE HANCOCK, the trio MARE NOSTRUM and CHICK COREA ELEKTRIC BAND - one of the most influential groups of the electric jazz of all times will appear on this stage named after Eddie Rosner. Guests who fail to buy tickets for concerts on scene named after Eddi Rosner in time, will have a unique opportunity to watch the concert on large LED screens in the park picnic area and visit the 18 concerts taking place in the historic centre of the city on the Market square and on the stage near the Pototsky Palace (15a Kopernyka Street). Entrance to these concerts is free.

On the Alfa Jazz Fest 2017 stage near the Pototsky Palace the Austrian quartet KOMPOST 3 which performs an interesting synthesis of jazz-funk and electronic music; Turkish ethno-fusion band ILHAN ERSAHIN ISTANBUL SESSIONS; inspiring and ambitious GREG LEMY QUARTET, the British fusion quartet GET THE BLESSING, the band from the Czech Republic «GROOVEKEEPERS» and KONSTANTIN KOLESNICHENKO QUARTETS - modern blues harper playing the harmonica, IGOR OSYPOV QUARTET and the Ukrainian RUSLAN EGOROV QUARTET will appear.

On the stage at the Market Square Alfa Jazz Fest will be opened by the leading vocal band of Ukraine, experts in A capella genre - MANSOUND. On the stage KINGA GlYK - the best Polish bass guitarist, the new star of the European jazz and blues, TAMARA LUKASHEVA QUARTET from Odesa who won one of the most prestigious prizes in Germany Neuer Deutscher Jazz Preis Mannheim will perform. DAVE FIELDS BLUES BAND – the American blues-rock guitarist, salsa band No.1 in Ukraine - JIMMY BOSCH & DISLOCADOS; QUESTS Quintet that will present the music of Chopin in unexpected jazz projections, Swiss violinist and vocalist of Cuban origin YILIAN CAÑIZARES, CRISS CROSS ALL STARS – band that will introduce modern New York jazz, CARYL BAKER QUARTET who will perform together with a legendary saxophonist CHICO FREEMAN and REMI PANOSSIAN TRIO from France.

Festival Program 2017 will end with a special present from Alfa Jazz Fest to Lviv citizens and city guests - the concert of KHRYSTYNA SOLOVII – the Ukrainian singer of Lemko folk songs in modern arrangements.

The Taurus Hotel warmly invites You to Lviv in June. Come to experience special atmosphere of our city, in love of Jazz, and the Taurus Hotel will ensure that You feel at home! Make a booking under “Wellness”, “Comfort and Relax” or “Business” Package rate and get pleasant gifts: one hour of recreation in Taurus SPA-centre, procedure of “pearl” or “vortex bath” or dinner in the Taurus Restaurant.

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