Dear friends! We are pleased to announce the dates of Leopolis Jazz Fest 2019: the festival will be held on June 26-30 (Wednesday-Sunday).
So, Leopolis Jazz 2019 will feature a world-famous pianist and composer, 22-time Grammy award winner - Chick Corea with the project My Spanish Heart Band. The concert will be held on June 29, 2019.
The name itself brings us back to the legendary 1976 album My Spanish Heart, an explosive mix of jazz fusion and traditional Latin music. A new project of Chick Corea combines works from My Spanish Heart and Touchstone albums. This program is a tribute to the love of Spanish and Latin American music, which has always been an important component of the work of the famous musician.
Kenny Barron Quintet will perform at Leopolis Jazz Fest on June 28. We will have a unique opportunity to hear in Ukraine for the first time the legend of jazz history, an American musician, composer, arranger, “the most lyric pianist of our time” - Kenny Barron.
The number of great jazzmen with whom he collaborated is impossible to enumerate. In the 60s, he played with Dizzy Gillespie, then with Freddie Hubbard, Stanley Turrentine, Milt Jackson and Buddy Rich. In the early 1970s, the pianist worked with Yusef Lateef, Ron Carter. In the 80s he collaborated with the great saxophonist Stan Getz and in the same years became a co-founder of the quartet “Sphere”, who played the music of the great Thelonious Monk.
We know that you have been waiting for this band in Ukraine for a long time. And now this moment has come! On June 26 at Leopolis Jazz Fest will perform Snarky Puppy, three-time Grammy Award winner (for the Best R & B performance in 2014 and for the Best Instrumental Album in 2016 and 2017).
Snarky Puppy is a band of up to 25 highly professional young musicians, each of whom has solo projects, many of them work with stars (such as Erykah Badu, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo). The band was founded by bassist and composer Michael League in 2003 and since then has released more than ten albums and has become the winner of numerous reader polls of the prestigious jazz magazines Downbeat and Jazztimes in the category Band of the year.
On June 27. On the main festival stage. For the first time in Ukraine. Incredible Canadian singer and pianist Diana Krall. All these years, according to festival polls, she was the most awaited headliner.
Etienne Mbappe & the Prophets will perform on June 27 at Leopolis Jazz Fest.
Etienne Mbappe is a famous Cameroonian bass player and composer who lives in France. He was a member of John McLaughlin’s 4th Dimension (within this project he played at Alfa Jazz Fest), as sideman performed with Joe Zawinul, Robben Ford, Ray Charles and saxophonist Bill Evans and other famous musicians. In the discography of the musician 4 albums. For recording his latest album, Etienne gathered his new group, Prophets, with which he will come to Lviv.
On June 30, American singer and pianist Peter Cincotti will perform on the E. Rosner stage
Cincotti began to learn music from early childhood. As a teenager, he was already performing in night clubs after school. Legendary music producer and sound producer Phil Ramone heard him performing one night and produced his debut album, which zoomed to the top of Billboard jazz chart, making the 18-year-old musician the youngest performer to achieve such success. From then on, Cincotti performed in the most prestigious world halls, from Carnegie Hall in New York to L’Olympia in Paris. Cincotti's third album, East of Angel Town, was produced by another well-known producer - 16-time Grammy winner David Foster. The latest album by the musician, Long Way From Home, was released in 2017.
British singer Lisa Stansfield will perform on 30 June on the E. Rosner Stage. For over 30 years, Lisa Stansfield has combined soul and pop music in her work. The singer first achieved success in the 80s. At that time, she performed in the Blue Zone group. Big Thing ranked 11th in the UK and entered the top 10 dance charts in America. Since then, Lisa Stansfield has sold over 20 million records.