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Jazz May festival in Penza continues

14:57 | 16.05.2015 | Culture

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Penza, 16 May 2015. PenzaNews. Jazz May music festival in Penza is currently underway.

Jazz May festival in Penza continues

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The open air concert on Saturday, May 16, began with performances of “Expromt” and “Gvadalkivir” bands, followed by members of “Stone Crazy” who dedicated their first performance to B. B. King, American singer, blues guitarist and composer, after the world learned on May 15 that he had passed away.

The visitors of the festival’s pinwheel-decorated art zone can buy jazz music CDs and vinyls, wooden postcards, key holders and cup coasters, as well as novelty clocks made of old Soviet vinyls “Music Scene of Socialism Countries” cut into silhouettes of musicians.

The guests of the festival can buy many things at the art market, including quilling decorations, hand-made plush toys, musical gingerbread cookies and steel tongue drums.

Moreover, the visitors of “Jazz May” can buy a jazz postcard by Anna Zavyalova at the information stand, or relax in the food zone with a drink from “Derevo” tea studio with donuts, pizza, hot dogs or ice-cream from the sponsors.

The book bus “Bumper” has stayed at the square for those interested in new reading.

Today, the activists of “Eca” movement took place at the square by “Penza” cinema and concert hall: they are giving away booklets “Practical day-to-day advice from ‘Eca’: how to live an ecological life in a big city” and gathering trash for separate disposal.

The large territory of the festival grounds is open for children, with a play zone and a photo zone.

The art of the traveling artist Sergei Balovin found its fans, and the guests of Jazz May festival are showering him with requests.

Despite sporadic rains, the festival crowd continues to grow, the PenzaNews reporter reports from the area. 

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