Leopo­lis Jazz Fest wows Lviv

Kyiv Post - - Lifestyle -

Thou­sands of peo­ple from Ukraine and abroad flocked to Lviv to join the five-day cel­e­bra­tion of mu­sic, the Leopo­lis Jazz Fes­ti­val, on June 27 - July 1. The an­nual event, pre­vi­ously known as Alfa Jazz Fes­ti­val, fea­tured shows by leg­endary jazz mu­si­cians such as Ah­mad Ja­mal, Charles Lloyd, Mar­cus Miller, the band R+R=Now, and many more. See more cov­er­age on www. kyivpost.com. 1 Peo­ple en­ter Bo­hdan Kh­mel­nyt­sky Park in Lviv on June 29, where the Ed­die Ros­ner Stage – the main stage of the Leopo­lis Jazz Fes­ti­val – was set up. 2 U.S. jazz singer Bria Bless­ing per­forms on the Po­tot­skykh Palace Stage on June 28. 3 U.S. trum­peter Chris­tian Scott plays with his jazz band R+R=Now in Lviv on June 28. 4 British jazz-pop mu­si­cian Jamie Cul­lum rocks the Ed­die Ros­ner Stage on June 27. 5 U.S. jazz mu­si­cian and com­poser Mar­cus Miller and his band per­form on July 1. 6 U.S. jazz mu­si­cian Charles Lloyd holds out his sax­o­phone as a sign of ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the au­di­ence's warm re­ac­tion and ap­plause on the Ed­die Ros­ner Stage on June 27. 7 Vis­i­tors en­joy a show at the fes­ti­val’s main stage on June 28. 8 U.S. bassist James Cam­mack per­forms with Ah­mad Ja­mal and his band on June 29. 9 Ukrainian con­duc­tor Yaroslav Shemet directs a mu­si­cal per­for­mance by the Inso-Lviv or­ches­tra and Lars Daniels­son Group Liberetto III on June 29. (Oleg Pe­tra­siuk)

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