KALININGRAD, October 11 (Itar-Tass) —— The Oleg Lundstrem Jazz Orchestra -one of the world oldest jazz orchestras now conducted by Boris Frumkin, will take part in an international jazz festival in the Kaliningrad Philharmonic Hall on November 11-17, Director of the Kaliningrad regional Philharmonic Society, People's Artist of the Russian Federation Viktor Bobkov told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
The Russian renowned jazz orchestra found a short pause in its busy concert schedule and it will perform at the 9th International Jazz Festival to demonstrate its superb jazz technique to the guests of the festival from Kaliningrad and other countries, Bobkov said.
The coming festival drew many world jazz stars. The program of the festival includes a concert by legendary singer Olga Pirags from Latvia. The famous jazz singer had earlier once performed at a similar festival in Kaliningrad, and now she agreed to sing at the Kaliningrad festival again, Bobkov said. He first met Olga Pirags in the 1980s when Viktor Bobkov, who was a naval officer then, conducted an orchestra of the Riga naval base, and Olga Pirags was its soloist.
Among the celebrities invited to the Kaliningrad festival are German jazz singer Pascal von Wroblewsky, Lithuanian jazz ensemble Old City Band, Emile Parisien Quartet from France, Transgroove Acoustic Trio from Poland.
The Kaliningrad international jazz festival will be conducted with the support of the Russian Culture Ministry, the Kaliningrad regional government and diplomatic missions of Germany, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia based in Kaliningrad.