Speakers and Participants

Over the years Forum-Fest JAB will bring together in St. Petersburg the elite of the world jazz community, among the participants of the business program – some of the best vocalists of our time, representatives of foreign festivals, composers, musicians – Grammy Award winners and many others.

Speakers and Participants 2021

SAXOPHONIST, PRODUCER, PEOPLE’S ARTIST OF RUSSIA,
PRESIDENT OF IGOR BUTMAN MUSIC GROUP,
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF MOSCOW JAZZ ORCHESTRA,
PRESIDENT OF JAB FORUM&FESTIVAL

Grammy Award-winning jazz guitarist

Grammy and Tony Award-winning Jazz Singer, USA

Artistic director of the Yaroslavl Jazz Center, the producer of the oldest Russian jazz
festival “Jazz Over the Volga River”, director of the Jazz Research Center.

Executive director and founder of the creative agency RED EVENTS, creative director of Moscow
State University’s Botanical Garden “Aptekarsky Ogorod”

Director and Co-Founder of Wax Booking Agency, France

Editor-in-chief of Citizen Jazz, France

Advisor of Foreign Relations in Estonian Ministry of Culture

Artistic Director for Toronto Downtown Jazz (TDJ), Canada

Producer, founder and President of EMM (Edelman Music Management), USA

CEO of Prime Tours & Promotion, Germany

The principal of Depth of Field Management

Artistic director of Timitar Festival, Visa For Music Showcase Festival, expert on cultural policy and creative industries at the UNESCO, Morocco

Producer and artistic director of OLLN KAN Portugal Festival and MIMO Portugal Festival

vocalist, composer, jazz professor and artistic director of JAZZ INSTITUT BERLIN

President of Concerts & Touring at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC)

Head of Tavrida art cluster

Founder and Artistic Director A to JazZ Festival

Head of WOMEX Special Projects, France/Germany


The founder of The Kurland Agency

The head of the company “J Group”, producer of festivals: “Wild Mint”, “Zarya”, “VIOLET”.

Victoria is the Executive Director of the International Student Jazz Festival held in the city of Novosibirsk.

Rector of the Russian Institute of Theatre Art – GITIS.

Media Manager of the Moscow State Academic Philharmonic

Music journalist, curator and vinyl collector

General Director of the Russian Concert Agency, Director of the NEW RUSSIA State Symphony Orchestra

Jazz guitarist, composer, winner of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz International Guitar Competition

He holds the titles of Honoured Artist of the Russian Federation (1995), Honoured Art Worker of the Russian Federation (2005), and is awarded with the Order of Friendship (2019). 

Founder of the Usadba Jazz Festival and CEO of the ArtMania Event Agency

CEO and the art director of Helicon Jazz Club, Novokuznetsk

Founder and the CEO of J&M Group

A&R Manager of ONErpm Russia

Founder of Lanote Education

Organizer of such international jazz festivals as Moving and Moving Club Meets Friends.

Musician, Art Manager of Art and Culture Public Foundation, Kyrgyzstan

Musician, artist and composer at the Ilkhom Theatre of Mark Weil, Uzbekistan

Music Works International’s (MWI) booking agent and promoter

Head of international projects department at Igor Butman Music Group, executive producer of JAB forum&festival Russian and VII International Jazz Day in St. Petersburg

Founder of the Jazzist online magazine

Composer, director of the Dushanbe International Ethnic and Jazz Festival

Jazz researcher, editor of Jazz.AzJazz researcher, editor of Jazz.Az

Publicist and promoter

Program Director of Jazz Across Borders

Editor-in-chief of Jazz.ru

Chief Executive of A&R ONErpm Russia

Deputy director of the Jazz Academy, trombonist, conductor, composer and arranger

Jazz vocalist, director of Art Of Jazz Company, director of international jazz festivals

Director and founder of The International Boutique Festival CHESS & JAZZ, program director of The Bosco Fresh Fest, CEO of I’M IN booking agency

Musicologist at Chelyabinsk State Philharmonic, journalist, concert host

Producer and director of the Jazz May Festval, enterpriser

international projects and international booking coordinator at Kozlov Club and City Jazz Festival

General director of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic

Art director and managing director of Kozlov Club

Speakers and Participants 2020

SAXOPHONIST, PRODUCER, PEOPLE’S ARTIST OF RUSSIA,
PRESIDENT OF IGOR BUTMAN MUSIC GROUP,
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF MOSCOW JAZZ ORCHESTRA,
PRESIDENT OF JAB FORUM&FESTIVAL

Head of international projects department at Igor Butman Music Group, executive producer of JAB forum&festival Russian and VII International Jazz Day in St. Petersburg

Program Director of Jazz Across Borders

Editor-in-chief of Jazz.ru

Chief Executive of A&R ONErpm Russia

Pianist, member of the LRK TRIO, member of the Moscow Union of composers

international projects and international booking coordinator at Kozlov Club and City Jazz Festival

General director of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic

Senior Advisor to the Theatre Division in the Department of State Support for Art and Folk Art of the Russian Ministry of Culture

Art director and managing director of Kozlov Club

Co-owner of the PR Agency “Bedush & Marennikova”

CEO of tMotion Production Company

Director of educational programs in the Sphere of Culture and Art of Department of Culture of Moscow

Producer of education programs of the Presidential grands Foundation

Executive Director of the Digital education platforms division of Sberbank

Deputy Director of the Department of state support for art and folk art of the Ministry of culture of Russia

Program Director of Vladimir Potanin Foundation

Director of EverJazz Club

artistic director of Duc de Lombards, producer of Nice Jazz Festival, head of TSF Jazz

Music bookings coordinator of Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London

General Manager of Europe Jazz Network

Managing Director Nasjonal Jazzscene – Victoria

WBGO journalist

CEO of Martinico Music & People, Director of the JazzCádiz Festival

Jazz singer, 5-time Grammy Award winner Dianne Reeves is a five-time Grammy Award winner and one of the leading singers in the world. Dianne began her career as a studio...

Trumpeter and composer, 9-time Grammy Award winner, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center Wynton Marsalis is an internationally acclaimed musician, composer and bandleader, an educator and a leading advocate...

Co-founder and CEO of the production company Team + 1 and the design studio High Five

Commercial director of Radario

Trumpeter, host of TV channel Russia-Culture, producer, Merited Artist of Tatarstan

Journalist, music reporter of the Kommersant newspaper, radio host, producer, teacher

Art-director of JAM Club, founder of concert agency Pro Jazz

Rector of the Gnesins Russian Academy of Music, winner of the Russian Federation Government Award, Doctor in Art History, Full Professor

Founder and leading expert of music project development agency InSimple, lecturer at RMA business school

Pianist, producer, winner of three Grammy Awards and an Emmy Award

Head of a concert Agency, founder of the Jazzfuel blog

Journalist, Editor of Jazz Forum magazine

Journalist, critic, educator, Contributing Writer, DownBeat, JazzTimes

Founder of the SAMRO Foundation, IKS Cultural Consulting and the Concerts SA project

Executive Director of the Ural Music Night festival

Co-founder of the communication firm Doing Great Agency

Director of the Jazz Society of Turkey

Dean of Strategic Initiatives for Berklee College of Music , and Executive Director o f
BerkleeNYC

Singer, Composer, Trombonist, founder of Why DIY Music and Nova Productions

Director of Amersfoort Jazz Festival, Musician

Executive Director of Music Finland

Speakers and Participants 2019

SAXOPHONIST, PRODUCER, PEOPLE’S ARTIST OF RUSSIA,
PRESIDENT OF IGOR BUTMAN MUSIC GROUP,
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF MOSCOW JAZZ ORCHESTRA,
PRESIDENT OF JAB FORUM&FESTIVAL

Head of international projects department at Igor Butman Music Group, executive producer of JAB forum&festival Russian and VII International Jazz Day in St. Petersburg

Program Director of Jazz Across Borders

Editor-in-chief of Jazz.ru

Project manager of I-Jazz

Founder of Jazz Fest Sarajevo, co-curator of Ljubljana Jazz Festival

Coordinator/administrator of Europe Jazz Network

Programm Director of Casa da Música

Musician, the Head of the Arkhangelsk-JAZZ production center

Reykjavik Jazz Festival

Communication Manager of Europe Jazz Network

Jazz saxophonist, founder of Szczecin Jazz Festival.

Head of event-agency Mood Engineer, executive producer.

Trumpeter, pianist, musical director of XJAZZ Festival

CEO of Jazz Do It Music agency and JDI Multimedia, co-producer of the ZAVTRA festival, the project Classics in the Dark

Deputy director of the Jazz Academy, trombonist, conductor, composer and arranger

Jazz vocalist, director of Art Of Jazz Company, director of international jazz festivals

Director and founder of The International Boutique Festival CHESS & JAZZ, program director of The Bosco Fresh Fest, CEO of I’M IN booking agency

Musicologist at Chelyabinsk State Philharmonic, journalist, concert host

Pianist, Research Committee Chair at Jazz Education Network

Founder and art director of the Moscow International Jazz Festival in the Hermitage Garden

Executive director of Tampere Music Festivals

Programming director of Katowice JazzArt Festival

Founder of Arts & Parts Ltd

Deputy director, artistic director of the Udmurt State Philharmonic Society

Production manager of JazzLab

Publicist, concert promoter, radio host, owner of Lydia Liebman Promotions

Artistic director of Porgy & Bess, Vienna

Jazz singer and composer.

Radario Marketing Director

Development and promotion director of The JIVE Group Production Center, producer and manager of The Kazan LIVE International Festival of Contemporary Culture

Head of Light Music company, festival producer

Creative music and educational project’s manager at CASIO

Non Cadenza and SPb Jazz Septetus bandleader, pianist, composer, arranger

Program Director of JAZZ 89.1 FM Radio

People’s Artist of Russia, multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, artistic director and founder of the Jazz Philharmonic.

Soviet and Russian musician and musicologist, jazz expert

Founder and producer of The International Blues Festival Bridges

Head of JIVE Group production center, general producer and organizer of Kazan LIVE, pianist, composer

Independent organizer and programmer

Bassist for the jazz band LRK Trio

Head of Creative Projects and Product Integrations at OK, Mail.ru Group

MARCUS STAGE Concert Agency Managing Partner

Producer and Events Organizer of business and creative projects

Event director, project manager at the event-agency Guild of Masters

Lawyer, CEO of iPpro legal company

Artistic Director of the Koktebel Jazz Party International Festival

Owner and CEO of Justjazz agency

Jazz drummer, music producer of Rainy Days Records, music director of Rainy Days Jazz Fest

Musician, head of jazz department at Musorgsky Music College

Producer and director of the Jazz May Festval, enterpriser

Editor-in-Chief, Communication Holding InterMedia.

Executive director, Head of Rainy Days Records

Executive director of Colisium International music convention

Pianist, member of the LRK TRIO, member of the Moscow Union of composers

Art director and managing director of Kozlov Club

General Manager of Europe Jazz Network

WBGO journalist

Art-director of JAM Club, founder of concert agency Pro Jazz

Founder and leading expert of music project development agency InSimple, lecturer at RMA business school

Cofounder and vice-president, L’Équipe Spectra, Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

JazzMap.ru Editor and Creative Director

Drummer of LRK Trio

Key Event Director

Managing Director, Nasjonal jazzscene, President of Europe Jazz Network

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