For the first time, the Delta Jazz International Jazz Music Festival started in Astrakhan in 2016. The idea of creating belongs to Valery Voronin, artistic director and chief conductor of the Astrakhan Opera and Ballet Theater. The festival was immediately appreciated by fans of improvisation, because it turned out to be bright, rich, vibrant and rich in big names. For four years, jazz groups from Italy, Iran, the USA, and Russia performed on the Big and Small stages of the Astrakhan State Opera and Ballet Theater.
The new 24th theater season continues to take an active part in the development of this musical direction and delight the audience with the performance of famous musicians. The grand opening of the fourth International Festival "Delta Jazz" will be held on October 11. On this day, for the first time in the history of the Delta Jazz International Festival, the FM JAZZ BAND band from Azerbaijan will perform under the leadership of Faud Musaev. Fuad Musaev is a popular singer, composer and head of the jazz band in Azerbaijan and abroad. A talented performer with a strong velvet voice conquers the audience with his vocal abilities. His characteristic openness of the soul and strong-willed character are reflected in the words of songs and in musical compositions. In 2006, Faud created the pop group FM EXPRESS BAND, then the FM JAZZ BAND ensemble was created on its basis. The band's first performance took place in 2016 in Georgia at the Caucasus International Jazz Festival. On October 12th Astrakhan musicians will take a place on the stage. The following will perform in a single jazz impulse: “Big Bend” of the Astrakhan State Philharmonic Society under the direction of Evgeny Yakushkin. Musicians are frequent guests at many musical events not only in our region, but also beyond its borders; instrumental ensemble of Yuri Elperin. Yuri Elperin himself is known as the best jazz musician in Astrakhan; ensemble "Chameleon" under the direction of Mikhail Geifman. Mikhail Geyfman is the head of the jazz band of the Astrakhan Philharmonic, the winner of numerous jazz competitions. He took part in the Sochi Jazz Festival “Aquajaz. Sochi Jazz Festival ”, played on the same stage with Igor Butman.
Traditionally, musicians from Italy take part in the jazz festival. On October 13, TRIO RAMBERTO CIAMMARUGHI, namely Alfredo Santaloci (saxophone), Luca Giannini (guitar), Ramberto Ciammarughi (composer, pianist) will present the program “Stories without words”.
A band from the United States confirmed their participation. On October 14, the performers on stage are the American jazz ensemble Elijah Jamal Balbed, the leader is Elijah Jamal Balbed, saxophonist, composer, “Best New Jazz Musician” (Washington, 2010), “Best Tenor Saxophonist” (2013), “Jazz Artist of the Year” "(USA, 2016) and lead singer Candys Mills. Astrakhan is waiting for a mix of jazz, pop and go-go music.
You can buy tickets at the box office of the theater (phone 66-76-30), as well as on the website of the Astrakhan Opera and Ballet Theater: www.astoperahouse.ru.
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