Uzbekistan will host its sixth international jazz festival from April 30 to May 18, the UNESCO office in the country said. The festival is to be held on the occasion of the celebration of International Jazz Day, officially proclaimed worldwide by UNESCO in 2011 and is being organized under the auspices of the UNESCO office in the country by the Foundation for the Development of Culture and Art of Uzbekistan, the State Conservatory and the Tashkent mayor’s office with the support and participation of the embassies of France, Germany, Hungary, India, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the United States. Uzbekistan has been participating in the global jazz celebration since 2015.
The festival will feature about 20 concerts of jazz performers from abroad and Uzbekistan at the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, which will become the main venue and celebrate its 85th anniversary, as well as an open-air concert in Ichan-Kala in Khiva, concerts in the Khorezm Regional Musical - Drama Theatre. Agakhi in Urgench, the Bukhara Music and Drama Theater and the Ilkhom Theater in Tashkent.
In addition, master classes and jam sessions will be organized at the V. Uspensky Republican Music Academic Lyceum, Variety and Circus College in Tashkent, the State Conservatory of Uzbekistan, Bonum Factum Gallery and Maqom Bar in Tashkent, as well as at the Music College in Bukhara.
This year, Till Brenner (Germany), Ginetta’s Vendetta (USA), Igor Butman and the Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia), Gregory Trio Priva (France), Aga Zaryan and Mikal Tokay (Poland), Hayk Grigoryan Quintet (Armenia), Benny & The Jazz Collective - Benedict Lazarus (India), Milo Sukhomil and Pavol Bereza (Slovakia), Flora Kiss and Mathias Tos (Hungary) , Pat Appleton, voice of De Phazz (Germany), Malcolm Braff and Claire Ugenin (Switzerland), Tony Momrell (UK), Melvin Travis and the Cheremizov Quartet (France and Russia), Jazzirama and Sabina Mustayeva (Uzbekistan).
Tickets may be purchased later on www.iticket. uz website.