The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad Brings Jazz Stars to Sochi

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Against the backdrop of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, the fourth international festival "Aquajazz - Sochi Jazz Festival" is coming to Sochi.

The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad Brings Jazz Stars to Sochi

The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad Brings Jazz Stars to Sochi

"Aquajazz" is a real celebration of jazz music, brought to the Olympic capital by the famous jazz musician and Sochi 2014 ambassador, Igor Butman.

Against the backdrop of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad, the fourth international festival "Aquajazz - Sochi Jazz Festival" is coming to Sochi. From 1 till 4 August, residents and visitors to the city can enjoy music from the best jazz musicians from Russia and the USA. "Aquajazz" is a real celebration of jazz music, brought to the Olympic capital by the famous jazz musician and Sochi 2014 ambassador, Igor Butman.

Among the festival's performers are the quintet of trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and the internationally acclaimed vocal group and winner of 10 Grammy awards, Take 6. The American jazz vocalist and singer, Zenia McPherson and Broadway performer, Katie Jenkins will take part. Together with the international stars, the best Russian jazz groups will perform in Sochi.

One of the Russian jazz stars at the Festival will be Oleg Akkuratov – a partially sighted musician with an exceptional sense of rhythm and a unique gift for jazz improvisation. As a participant in the UNESCO World Children's Choir, Oleg Akkuratov performed in St Petersburg in front of Pope John Paul II, in Great Britain, and in a concert with the opera singer Montserrat Caballé.

According to tradition, the festival has been opened by a jazz parade directed by Igor Butman in the "Riviera" park. Between August 2 - 4, chamber concerts will take place at the Winter Theater in Sochi, and on August 3, a big gala concert - "Igor Butman and Future Stars" - will be held. On the closing night, the Moscow Jazz Orchestra will perform a lively jam session under the direction of Igor Butman.

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The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad

2013 – The Year of the Museum

The fourth year of the Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is devoted to museums. As always, the organizers of the first Winter Games in the history of Russia will present the public with hundreds of the best cultural events. These include dozens of exhibitions, shows, competitions, festivals, and special exhibitions, as well as forums, workshops and educational programs that will be held throughout the country.

The Sochi 2014 Cultural Olympiad is a unique project held by the organizers of the Games, offering the best cultural events in the country. In 2014, visitors to the Olympic host city will be able to admire not only the sports competitions, but also Russia's cultural diversity at dozens of special sites located in Sochi and Krasnaya Polyana. Since 2010, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, along with dozens of regions throughout the country, has been carefully selecting the best of Russian culture.

From 2010 to 2014, thousands of different cultural events will take place across the entire country. Each year the Cultural Olympiad is dedicated to a special kind of arts: 2010 was the Year of the Cinema, 2011 the Year of the Theater, 2012 the Year of Music, and 2013 is the Year of the Museum.

The national scale of the project will make it possible to involve every resident of the country in this grand celebration of music, maintaining and increasing the cultural riches of our country. Find out more about the events taking place as part of the Cultural Olympiad by clicking the following link: http://www.culture.sochi2014.com

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