LEOPOLIS JAZZ FEST 2018 in Lviv
June 27 - July 1, 2018
One of the most significant events in Ukraine, Leopolis Jazz Fest 2018 festival (until 2017, it was called Alfa Jazz Fest) will be held in Lviv for the eighth time, from June 27 to July 1, 2018. During these days, the jazz festival will traditionally delight guests with famous participants, bright events, exclusive meetings, and will grant you unforgettable and exciting days in the best traditions of European music events.
The most anticipated Leopolis Jazz Fest 2018 concerts will be held on the main Eddie Rosner stage in the Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Central Culture and Recreation Park (4, Bolharska St).
June 27 - legendary saxophonist Charles Lloyd, accompanied by the Marvels star group, and the most successful British jazz performer that uniquely combines jazz, pop and rock, Jamie Cullum, will open the festival.
June 28 – at 19:00, enjoy the concert by the US R +R=NOW band, which brings together six young musicians who create unique jazz music of our time. At 21:00 – Concert by the Grammy Award winners Lee Ritenour (guitar) and Dave Grusin (piano) feat. Melvin Lee Davis (bass) and Wes Ritenour (drums).
June 29 - performance by Lars Danielsson & INSO- Lviv. Lars Danilesson, a Swedish contrabassist, bass guitarist, cellist, and composer, will present a unique program that is being prepared specifically for the performance in Lviv and which will be performed with the INSO-Lviv Academic Symphony Orchestra. Do not miss the Evening Concert by Ahmad Jamal (piano), who is one of the most popular composers and performers in the world.
June 30 – concerts by the Internet star, singer, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, and Grammy Award winner, 23-year-old Jacob Collier, and one of the brightest soul music representatives in Europe, the Italian Mario Biondi.
July 1 – the festival on the main stage will end with two concerts – Stefano Bollani, a virtuoso Italian pianist, composer, and singer, who will charm you with his performance of jazz compositions interwoven with the motifs of Neapolitan folk music. In the evening, meet Marcus Miller, an American jazz multiinstrumentalist, composer, and two-time Grammy Award winner. The world-famous bass guitarist also plays a piano and a bass clarinet.
On June 28, on the Constitution Day, the legendary Ukrainian band ONUKA, which creates unique music by mixing electronica, popular music melodies, and Ukrainian ethnics, will give a performance on the second stage of the Leopolis Jazz Fest, on the Market Square. Entry to the concert is free.
Eight other bands and performers will perform on the stage located on the square near the Potocki Palace (15, Kopernyka St., building A). Entry to the concert near the Potocki Palace is free.
4 street music sites will traditionally work within the framework of the Leopolis Jazz Fest during two days, June 29 and June 30. Young musicians will be able to present their works to the festival guests. And not only do listeners have the opportunity to listen to the performances, but also to participate in the sms-vote for the best band. The winner of the vote will receive a 25,000 UAH gift certificate from the festival, which they can use to purchase musical equipment.
Hotel Taurus invites you to enjoy jazz in Lviv. Come here to feel the special atmosphere of our city, which is in love with jazz, and Taurus Hotel will ensure that you feel at home! Book your vacation according to the "Wellness", "Comfort and Relax", or "Business" package and receive pleasant gifts: one hour of relaxation in the Taurus SPA center, a pearl or whirlpool bath, or a dinner at the Taurus Restaurant.