Organizers of XI International Music Festival- Koktebel Jazz Festival, which will take place in Koktebel, prepared for its guests an extensive music program. During the four days, more than 250 musicians will perform, reports Resort Information Center. According to festival art director Alexandra Erchenko, headliners of the festival will be bright British bands, among which are British Sea Power, song writer Patrick Wolf and Japanese pianist Yuko Okamoto. Besides, for the first time in Ukraine festival guests will hear Cuban violinist and jazz musician Omar Puente. The festival will take place in Koktebel (Crimea) on September 12-15 this year. Note: The Koktebel Jazz Festival is a well-known Jazz and World Music festival in Ukraine. It takes place annually in second week of September in Koktebel on the shores of Black Sea. Since its start in 2003, the festival has already hosted performances by De-Phazz, Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Nino Katamadze, Us3 and others. Beside well-known names, organizers consider small and young bands. The festival consists of two main stages, which host the festival program, additional stages and numerous jam-sessions. The main stages do not have any entrance fees and are located at the square right near the water, so that the public can sit on the beach during the performance. Visitors and participants value the festival for its unofficial and democratic spirit, induced by the place itself, and the inspiring combination of the jazz and the sea. Remarkable nature of the Kara Dag volcanic mountain range located near Koktebel and range of wines grown on the vineyards nearby complete the picture.

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