Pavlodar musicians made a gift to the Day of the capital and Independence Day
Unforgettable event was held to mark Kazakhstan’s Independence Day. The country’s oldest jazz orchestra performed 20 best Kazakh and foreign compositions as a present to the people.
Considering the scale and importance of the event, the concert featured the most outstanding compositions. The musical experiment with the Kazakh national instrument kobyz that accompanied the jazz performance received a standing ovation.
Sidney Bechet's Little Flower ("Petite Fleur") has never been performed in such unique interpretation.
AIDA ABENOVA, MUSICIAN:
- Our instrument kobyz gave some unusual tint to the composition and it was splendid.
The Pavlodar orchestra is famous for being the first among jazz collectives of the former USSR to "open a window to America". In the far 1990s, the orchestra performed in Atlanta, and made transatlantic spectator experience the cultural shock. The permanent head of the orchestra Viktor Sheikin declares that the Kazakh jazz school has its own style and performs at recognizably high level.
VIKTOR SHEIKIN, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, CONDUCTOR OF JAZZ ORCHESTRA, PAVLODAR REGIONAL PHILHARMONIC:
- Jazz is becoming more widespread. There should be different genres in music, but only good ones.
A unique team has brought up several generations of talented jazzmen. A lot of young talents perform in the orchestra. Artyom is only 16 years old, and he is already a member of the first team.
ARTYOM TARANOV, DRUMMER:
- The drum is the main instrument in the orchestra; it gives timbre, the rhythm, syncopation and so on. I'm very glad to be a part of such a great orchestra.
The Kazakhstan Orchestra constantly tours to foreign countries, but the most important concerts are held at home. The collective started organizing its own festival named "Palette of Jazz" in the hometown, they also invite outstanding musicians to take part in it.