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Bank Kuznetsky acts as title sponsor for Jazz May festival

11:35 | 24.05.2016 | Culture


Penza, 24 May 2016. PenzaNews. Bank Kuznetsky was the title sponsor of the recently concluded 6th Jazz May international music festival in Penza.

Bank Kuznetsky acts as title sponsor for Jazz May festival

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The event was held on May 20-22 in a number of locations at once: the Denis Davydov public garden, the “Penza” cinema and concert hall, the organ stage of the Philharmonic Hall and the open-air stage on the adjacent square. It became one of the most noticeable and popular cultural festivals in the Volga area of Russia.

The festival opened with performances of Italian sax player Emanuele Cisi’s quartet and Vitaly Golovnev’s band assisted by the US singer Shenel Jones. The second day’s agenda featured the “Saransk” big band led by Alexander Kurin and the trio of Russian National Artist Daniil Kramer. During the final day of the festival, the audience enjoyed Yury Belonogov’s “Express-Band” and Robert Anchipolovsky’s quartet (Israel), along with the special guest – a jazz dancer Kseniya Parkhatskaya.

In addition, the visitors of the festival were able to take part in workshops by Anna Lukshina, Ignat Kravtsov and “Luna” studio; a paintings exhibion by Ignat Kravtsov; an open-air cinema showing; and other events. The open-air grounds became a traditional feature of the festival.

“We were pleased to act as the title sponsor of Jazz May international music festival. I think it provides the citizens and guests of the city an excellent opportunity to expand their cultural borders and enjoy performances of both Russian and foreign renown jazz musicians,” the Bank Kuznetsky board chairman Mikhail Dralin commented for PenzaNews.

Bank Kuznetsky was founded as a limited liability company and registered by the Bank of Russia on October 26, 1990, under No. 609. It was transformed into an OJSC on January 19, 2012, and into a PJSC on September 17, 2015.

On January 14, 2005, Bank Kuznetsky was included into the register of banks that are enrolled in the compulsory deposit insurance system under No. 428. In July 2015, AK&M rating agency confirmed the bank credit rating at “B++” on the national scale with a “stable” outlook.

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