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Jazz festival in Arhangelskoye

02.06.2012 – 03.06.2012
"Usadba Jazz" is the largest open-air jazz festival in Russia.  It's held in Arkhangelskoe estate, about 15 km to the west from the central Moscow. This year the festival will run from June 2 – June 3.

Jazz festival in Arhangelskoye
Jazz festival in Arhangelskoye

Arhangelskoye is a palace and park ensemble often nicknamed "the Russian Versailles". The guests of the festival will have a chance to dip into the festive atmosphere of the imperial XVIII century and enjoy the diversity of the 20th  century music. The festival unites the music of different genres: jazz, world music, funk, acid jazz, lounge, jazz rock, blues.

The festival traditionally has five stylistically different stages:  Parter (most democratic and the largest stage, world best starts can be heard here), Aristocrat (traditional  jazz classics and avangard), Caprice (rock-n-roll and rockabilly), Bereg (acid-jazz, cool-jazz, dj's). The fifth stage is called "The stage of live improvisations" where young musicians will play jam sessions with guest stars.

You'll find numerous cafes, fairs, book shops, master classes, playground at the festival.

If you like jazz and if you're willing to meet friendly locals why not attend the festival during your Moscow tours?  The old Noble estate with its terraced park, antique statues, imposing palace and centuries-old trees will be a perfect frame for the elegant sounds of jazz.

The festival starts at  2 pm anв closes at 11pm.

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