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12 October 2014 y.

In Krasnoyarsk there took place a jazz night «Let`s make JAZZ» of three brilliant groups from Australia and the USA

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A jazz concert «Let`s make JAZZ» took place in the Grand Hall "Siberia" within the IV International Music Festival of the Asia-Pacific Region. Three famous musical groups from Australia and the USA presented their art.
Australian Music duo «The Baker Suite» started the concert. The musicians performed popular compositions comprising of a mixture of pop-jazz and folk music with a touch of romantic cabaret.
The Australian duo was followed by the music group «The 13th Amendment?»  conducted by professor at Jazz Lincoln Center, Cultural Ambassador for the U.S. State Department, composer and drummer LaFrae Sci. Besides LaFrae Sci in the group there is Mazz Swift (violin and vocal), Micah Gaugh (saxophone), Brandee Younger (harp) and Alex Blake (bass).
The group performed original compositions by its leader LaFrae Sci and a musical extravaganza of traditional African-American music arrangements in jazz, blues, rock, and classical styles. The musicians also performed several songs from the joint Russian-American musical project "The Master and Margarita: meets jazz."
The concert finished with the performance of the guests from the U. S. – the jazz quintet «Donald Harrison's Quantum Leap» conducted by the legendary composer, saxophonist, author of the new direction in jazz Nouveau Swing Donald Harrison, who has performed with many world-famous celebrities. Among them there are Miles Davis, Jennifer Holliday, Eddie Palmieri and many others. Donald Harrison is the composer of the Oscar-winning movie "Rachel Getting Married." The audience went into raptures over the played by the group best jazz compositions from its repertoire and virtuoso improvisations.
The Festival of the Asia-Pacific region will continue in Krasnoyarsk till July, 4. For more information about the time and venues of the festival events can be found on www.apfest.ru.