The 20th International Jazz Festival will begin on Friday, November 3rd. The event program includes 10 concerts with the participation of 160 musicians from Vladivostok, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Armenia and the USA. The program opens with Mariam Merabova with the Primorsky Regional Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dmitry Butenko. “This year the festival program includes 10 concerts, 160 musicians will take part in them. Every year, the jazz festival is visited by more than 5 thousand spectators,” said Victoria Kochetkova, director of the Primorye Regional Philharmonic. The program will open with a concert by Russian jazz singer Mariam Merabova. She will perform with the pop orchestra of the Primorsky Regional Philharmonic under the direction of Dmitry Butenko. All tickets for Mariam Merabova’s concert have already been sold out, as well as for many others. You can check the availability of tickets on the website Afisha VL.ru. Spectators will enjoy a rich and varied program – performances by original performers and creative groups that will present modern avant-garde, jazz classics, ethnic programs and symphonic jazz. Both masters and beginning artists will perform on the Philharmonic stage, for whom the festival will be their debut in this genre. Jazz lovers will hear Alexandra Fomina and the Ilya Lushnikov Quartet from Vladivostok, accompanied by the orchestra of the Ussuri Suvorov Military School. For the first time at the festival, the Arthur Medvedev quartet and singer Erzhena Haid from St. Petersburg will perform, combining jazz harmonies with ethnic music and a reflection of the nature of Buryatia and Baikal. The Moscow jazz band “Bo” will present works in the style of ancient jazz ensembles that sounded on the dance floors of Chicago, New York and other great cities of the New World. And for jazz lovers and admirers of the American vocal tradition of the 20th century, a real holiday will be the performance of one of the brightest singers of the modern Russian jazz scene, Anastasia Lyutova and the “Proud Group” from Moscow. Primorsky spectators will attend concerts by singer Andrew McFadden from the USA and the Oleg Butman group, the Evgeniy Pobozhy quartet and the Yerevan Calling group from Armenia led by the unique jazz cellist Artyom Manukyan. The festival will end on November 19 with a concert by Russian pianist and virtuoso singer Denis Mazhukov and the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, which will give an unforgettable experience to all jazz lovers.