Lviv, about 550 km west of Kiev (Ukraine), might not be an household name when it comes to jazz cities, but it’s home to one one of Europe’s newest and most exciting jazz events: Alfa Jazz Fest.
Taking place from 12 to 15 June, it presents some of Europe’s most in-demand artists and a series of world-class acts. Concerts, awards, master classes, jam sessions and plenty of fun…the 2014 edition of the Alfa Jazz Fest is definitely going to be a great one! The lineup, which features musicians coming from 13 different countries, includes Dee Dee Bridgewater, Charles Lloyd, Larry Carlton, the Eliane Elias Quartet and many others.
About Alfa Jazz Fest:
In the last few years, Alfa Jazz Fest is established itself as one of the hottest up and coming jazz festivals around. Since its first edition in the summer of 2011, the event has welcomed various world stars for sold-out performances: Bobby McFerrin, Wynton Marsalis Avishai Cohen, Charlie Haden, Kenny Garrett, Ron Carter.
Ukraine might not be the first country that comes to mind when thinking about jazz festivals, but with Alfa Jazz Fest it’s becoming part of a prestigious roster of international jazz events.
When & Where: 12-15 June, Lviv (Ukraine)
Performers: Charles Lloyd, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Larry Carlton, Eliane Elias Quartet, Miles Electric Band