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 2020

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...

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...

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

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

Executive Director of Music Finland

Director of Amersfoort Jazz Festival, Musician

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

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

Director of the Jazz Society of Turkey

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

Co-founder of the communication firm Doing Great Agency

Executive Director of the Ural Music Night festival

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

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

Journalist, Editor of Jazz Forum magazine

Head of a concert Agency, founder of the Jazzfuel blog

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

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

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

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

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

Commercial director of Radario

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

Chief Executive of A&R ONErpm Russia

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

WBGO journalist

Managing Director Nasjonal Jazzscene – Victoria

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

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

Director of EverJazz Club

Program Director of Vladimir Potanin Foundation

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

Executive Director of the Digital education platforms division of Sberbank

Producer of education programs of the Presidential grands Foundation

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

CEO of tMotion Production Company

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

Art director and managing director of Kozlov Club

Editor-in-chief of Jazz.ru

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

General Manager of Europe Jazz Network

General director of the Krasnoyarsk Philharmonic

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

Program Director of Jazz Across Borders

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

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

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

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

WBGO journalist

Art director and managing director of Kozlov Club

Editor-in-chief of Jazz.ru

General Manager of Europe Jazz Network

Program Director of Jazz Across Borders

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

Executive director of Colisium International music convention

Executive director, Head of Rainy Days Records

Editor-in-Chief, Communication Holding InterMedia.

Producer and director of the Jazz May Festval, enterpriser

Musician, head of jazz department at Musorgsky Music College

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

Owner and CEO of Justjazz agency

Artistic Director of the Koktebel Jazz Party International Festival

Lawyer, CEO of iPpro legal company

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

Producer and Events Organizer of business and creative projects

MARCUS STAGE Concert Agency Managing Partner

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

Bassist for the jazz band LRK Trio

Independent organizer and programmer

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

Founder and producer of The International Blues Festival Bridges

Soviet and Russian musician and musicologist, jazz expert

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

Program Director of JAZZ 89.1 FM Radio

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

Creative music and educational project’s manager at CASIO

Drummer of LRK Trio

Head of Light Music company, festival producer

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

Radario Marketing Director

Jazz singer and composer.

Artistic director of Porgy & Bess, Vienna

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

Production manager of JazzLab

Deputy director, artistic director of the Udmurt State Philharmonic Society

Founder of Arts & Parts Ltd

Programming director of Katowice JazzArt Festival

Executive director of Tampere Music Festivals

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

Pianist, Research Committee Chair at Jazz Education Network

Musicologist at Chelyabinsk State Philharmonic, journalist, concert host

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

JazzMap.ru Editor and Creative Director

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

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

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

Trumpeter, pianist, musical director of XJAZZ Festival

Head of event-agency Mood Engineer, executive producer.

Jazz saxophonist, founder of Szczecin Jazz Festival.

Communication Manager of Europe Jazz Network

Reykjavik Jazz Festival

Musician, the Head of the Arkhangelsk-JAZZ production center

Programm Director of Casa da Música

Coordinator/administrator of Europe Jazz Network

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

Project manager of I-Jazz

Key Event Director

Managing Director, Nasjonal jazzscene, President of Europe Jazz Network

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

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