Ukraine’s annual Koktebel Jazz Festival has been going on for 15 years. It used to welcome its guests in Koktebel, a town in Crimea, until Russia annexed Ukraine’s peninsula in 2014. Since then, the festival takes place near Odesa, in Chornomorsk. German DJ Shantel, electronic band Asian Dub Foundation, Jay-Jay Johanson, a Swedish singer-songwriter, are on this year’s lineup.
Koktebel Jazz Festival, which starts on the Independence Day of Ukraine, announced that Aug. 24 will be the Day of Ukrainian Music. More details at www.koktebel.info/new.
Koktebel Jazz Festival. Chornomorsk, Odesa Oblast (Chaika Beach), Aug. 24–27. Hr 190–1,290