Daniil Kramer performed at Doctor Jazz Party online festival
Pianist Daniil Kramer, member of the Council of Russian Union of Rightholders, took part in the online charity marathon Doctor Jazz Party, which took place on April 30, the International Jazz Day.
The marathon was organized by Russia Today news agency, Krasny Kvadrat media group and Koktebel Jazz Party international jazz festival with the support of Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and the Coronavirus COVID-19 Alliance.
“This time, International Jazz Day takes place in a viral external environment, but that has not stopped us, along with the brilliant double bass player Sergey Korchagin, from coming here to you and play. Because life always goes on, no matter what happens, it will always go on”, said Daniil Kramer in a live stream of the marathon.
The maestro also thanked the hosts of the marathon. “For us, this is not only an opportunity to play, but also an opportunity to support you, to give you the emotions that we experience ourselves,” he added.
Dozens of performers from different countries took part in the charity online marathon (the funds will be used to support Russian hospitals in the fight against the spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19). Among them: Igor Butman’s Quartet, a multiple Grammy Award trumpeter Randy Brecker, as well as Larisa Dolina and Mariam Merabova, Julia Chicherina, saxophonist, art director of the Koktebel Jazz Party festival Sergey Golovnya and many others.
The marathon was streamed on the websites and social networks VKontakte accounts of ria.ru, the festival Koktebel Jazz Party, on the website стопкоронавирус.рф. #WeAreTogether is the official hashtag of the marathon.
Koktebel Jazz Party was first held in 2003 as a private initiative of the founder of Koktebel jazz journalist Dmitry Kiselyov. A small Crimean village gave its name to the festival, which today is well known place among world jazz events.