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Penza Jazz May festival sets off for three days

17:21 | 20.05.2016 | Culture

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Penza, 20 May 2016. PenzaNews. The 6th Jazz May international jazz music festival has set off on Yubileynaya square in Penza on Friday, May 20.

Penza Jazz May festival sets off for three days

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It was opened by members of the bicycle rally, who moved out from the Denis Davydov public garden in the city center, traversed Pushkina street, arrived to the cinema and concert hall “Penza” and did a loop through the adjacent square.

Jazz May festival bicycle rally

It was followed by a flag show by “Soltis” troupe, who performed a jazz potpourri dance in bright costumes.

At the moment, the seats on the open-air platform of the festival on the square are full of visitors of every age. Also, the children visiting the festival can enjoy trampolines or take a ride in a children’s electric car close nearby.

The green grass installed on the square several days in advance is mostly occupied by the sitting youth, with still a lot of free space to be taken. Some say that the main influx of visitors will begin by the end of the working hours.

Jazz May festival in Penza

Another notable feature of the square is the coffee store truck.

All people who could not buy the tickets for the paid part of the festival can do so by approaching the ticket saleswoman on Yubileynaya square.

In addition, the audience also enjoyed a performance of the Penza Arts College students.

As PenzaNews reported earlier, the 6th Jazz May international jazz music festival will last in Penza from May 20 to May 22.

During the first day, the audience at the outdoors scene will enjoy performances by Yuri Belonogov’s Express-Band and Anna Lukshina’s quartet from Nizhny Novgorod. Moreover, the peformances at the cinema and concert hall “Penza” will feature a quartet by Emanuele Cisi (sax, Italy), Vitaly Golovnev’s quartet (trumpet, the USA), and a guest star from America Shenel Jones.

The outdoors stage on May 21 will be occupied by ensembles from Penza and other cities, while the square will host an arts market and a children’s entertaiment playground. The schedule in “Penza” hall will feature an exhibition “Jazz Portraits,” Alexander Kurin’s big band “Saransk,” and Daniil Kramer’s trio.

The outdoors jazz platform will resume working on May 22, while Vyacheslav Zolotovsky from Nizhny Novgorod will give a concert at the Philharmonic Hall’s organ. Moreover, “Penza” will hold performances for Yuri Belonogov’s Express-Band, Robert Anchipolovsky’s quartet (sax, Israel), and a special guest feature by Kseniya Parkhatskaya (St. Petersburg - Israel).

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