In 2016, the Manege Unit is continuing its project launched successfully last summer. Up Above Moscow is a cycle of music nights in a most advantageous location offering unique views of Moscow. In warm seasons, the performances are staged on the rooftop of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman pavilion, at the footing of the iconic 24-meter sculpture. At all other times, the concerts are held on the fourth floor with admission to the rooftop during the break.
Yuri Yaremchuk Quartet Performs Free Jazz
20.00 – arrival of guests; 20.30 – performance
The band led by a pioneer of the national jazz scene, Yuri Yaremchuk, comprises guitarist Guram Machavariani and drummer Irakli Sanadiradze (known as the duo Critical Mass) joined by a most prominent figure of new jazz, saxophonist Alexey Kruglov.
The quartet will perform conceptual free jazz and improvisation bordering on sound art and relying on unconventional techniques. Hold your breath for a journey in the world of free improvisation.
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Yuri Yaremchuk is a key figure of the contemporary neo-academic musical scene. He is an accomplished performer on the saxophone, the clarinet and the bass clarinet. His expressive, clear, logical and rich improvisational style relies on a unique combination of phrasing, melodies and tone quality.
Alexey Kruglov is a composer, saxophonist and the leader of the well-known Krugly Band. He is a winner of prestigious national and international competitions and an experimenter participating in cross-disciplinary projects combining the cinema, theatre, contemporary art and literature. He is a member of the prestigious Western labels Leo Records and ACT Music and the organizer of the annual Leo Records Festival in Russia. The Jazzwise magazine has gone so far as to dub him “the future of jazz.”
Georgian percussionist and drummer Irakli Sanadirdze was born and spent his early years in Tbilisi, where he played in local ensembles with leading Georgian musicians. He moved to Moscow in 2002 and started to perform improvisational music. Today, he is an active participant of festivals and projects with leading Moscow-based and international musicians.
Tickets are available at the box offices of the Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Center and online at voxxter.ru and the website of the Manege Unit. The ticket price is 300 rubles including admission to the exhibition on the day of the performance. Running time: 1 h 30 min.
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