On November 22, the group “ChetMen” performed for the first time in Moscow in the Alexey Kozlov Club.
The concert was opened by the “Arimoya Trio” with an original music “Worlds of Enlightenment”.
In the second part the group “ChetMen” took the stage. The musicians performed an updated program – original works by Dmitry Chetvergov and Michael Men, as well as world hits in their own arrangements. Together with a special guest, vocalist Anna Marti, they set the stage on fire.
There were a lot of spectators: fellow musicians, friends, and businessmen. Thanks to everyone who came!
Photo: Tanya Ash
The musicians performed their traditional program and presented several new compositions.
People’s Artist of Russia Alexei Kuznetsov was the special guest of the evening. Mikhail Men presented Alexey Alekseevich with a unique musical instrument
from his collection.
Photo: Dmitry Zaichikov
The “Jazz Tikhaya Zavodi” festival has become traditional and was held last Saturday for the fifth time. The program featured a wide variety of projects from mainstream jazz and fusion to blues rock and pop soul. The main idea of the organizers was to attract good musical groups, to ensure that the program is not boring, and its performance is with of high quality.
For four years the festival was held in a unique place on the banks of the Volga, during which time musicians from North and South America, Africa and Europe visited the festival site.
This year it was decided to move the venue to one of the most beautiful and hospitable places in the Moscow region – the Bor guesthouse.
In the new location, the festival became even more interesting, brighter and attracted many fans of jazz and blues.
The audience warmly greeted the group “ChetMen”, which included great musicians from top projects, playing in various styles and varieties. They have shown their virtuoso playing. They set the stage on fire!
We thank Dmitry Verkhovsky and Gennady Rusin for the hospitality and organization and for holding of the event. We also thank the artistic director of the festival, saxophonist Stanislav Mainugin.
The festival was held with the support of the Intermedia Music Information Agency and the ON-HIT portal.
The “ChetMen” band performed at the annual jazz festival “Koktebel Jazz Party”. The musicians performed works by Dmitry Chetvergov and Michael Men, as well as world hits.
During the festival, the popular Crimean village turned into a large open-air concert hall: musicians rehearsed in different parts of Koktebel in the morning, and the evening marathon was preceded by daytime concerts, the entrance to which, was free. As night got closer jam sessions, improvisational performances were held, as expected, in a more intimate club atmosphere.
Michael Men, the former Minister of Construction and Public Utilities of the Russian Federation, auditor of the Accounts Chamber of Russia, performed in Koktebel as part of the ChetMen group, together with the legendary guitarist Dmitry Chetvergov. Among the guests of the KJP-2018 were the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Pavel Kolobkov and the Deputy of the State Duma Natalya Poklonskaya.
Koktebel Jazz Party” was held with the informational support of the international media group “Russia Today”, TV channels “Russia 1”, “Russia-Culture” and “Russia 24”, radio “Mayak”, radio “Culture”, “Radio Russia”, and radio station “Vesti FM”. The musical partner of the festival is Radio JAZZ. The special partner is the Smolensk Diamonds company.
Closing the festival, its founder Dmitry Kiselev assured the audience that the next “Koktebel Jazz Party” will definitely take place on the last weekend of August 2019.
SOURCE: Koktebel Jazz Party. PHOTO: Maria Vishnevskaya
“Tonight we will be presenting a mixed style – jazz-rock-fusion. There will be some rock elements and a funky vibe. This festival is good because it unites many musicians, and those who play in such a mixed style also have the right to perform here”- said the leaders of the ChetMen group Dmitry Chetvergov and Michael Men.
As Men noted, the collective usually plays in the format of a quartet and performs original works of one of the two group founders, but sometimes, including today, invites other musicians to join.
“Today, in the first part of the performance, we will demonstrate our creativity, and in the second, we will amuse the audience” he promised.
The ChetMen members also noted the high level of organization of the Koktebel Jazz Party and its participants.
“I am astounded by the festival in Koktebel. Crazy, incredible level of performance, and we are happy to perform here with such artists” – admitted Dmitry Chetvergov. “And I am sure that Koktebel will be revived every year, thanks to the Koktebel Jazz Party”.
On August 5, at the Dubravy summer theater, the ChetMen group performed at the Rock-Panorama 2018 festival. The festival was held for the third time after the revival, at the Dubrava cultural center named after Archpriest Alexander Men.
Publications about the festival “Rock Panorama 2018”:
Vpered newspaper: http://vperedsp.ru/novosti/167-n57-15723/11447-rok-panorama-2018
Sergievskie Vedomosti newspaper: http://insergposad.ru/novosti/kultura/rok-panorama-v-dubrave