Sun April 3, 2022

For the Benefit of Ukraine – Personale Andrej Prozorov 'Our Man From Odessa' feat. Julinoza / Simsa 5 / Laura Marti & Nataliya Lebedeva (UKR/A)

Ju Zaporozhets: piano vocals

Simsa 5
Andrej Prozorov: soprano saxophone
Florian Sighartner: violin
Carles Muñoz Camarero: cello
Heimo Trixner: guitar
Sebastian Simsa: drums

Laura Marti: vocals
Nataliya Lebedeva: piano

We start the live stream approx. 1/2 hour before the concert begins (real time, no longer available after the end of the concert). By clicking on "Go to livestream" a window will open where you can watch the concert free of charge and without any registration. However, we kindly ask you to support this project via "Pay as you wish". Thank you & welcome to the real & virtual club!

Андрій Прозоров, as his name is spelled in Ukrainian, was born in Odessa and studied classical saxophone at the national conservatory there. In 2001 pianist Rudi Wilfer invited him to Vienna, where Prozorov completed his studies in jazz with Wolfgang Puschnig at the Musikuniversität Wien. Since 2002 he frequently worked with Joe Zawinul und Karl Ritter, between 2005 and 2013 he toured with Fatima Spar and the Freedom Fries. Andrej Prozorov has played with Alegre Corrêa, Otto Lechner, David Six, Jon Sass and his friend Vadim Neselovskyi, who hails from Odessa, too.

The „window“ for this event opened on short notice and we deliberately decided to offer a carte blanche to Andrej Prozorov to present different facets of his musical cosmos on two evenings and to allow for encounters with other artists he has been thinking about for a long time. It’s understood that with these two evenings we declare our solidarity with the Ukraine. All donations via “Pay as you wish” for the live stream will be given to a charity organisation supporting the Ukraine. Laskavo prosymo – ласкаво просимо! CH

Ju Zaporozhets – Ukrainian composer, multiinstrumentalist, singer, songwriter, laureate of different music competition, sound producer. Julinoza released 4 albums, a lot of singles, took part at preselection of Eurovision Ukraine, The Voice of Ukraine, Dance with Stars. Also Ju Zaporozhets was an expert of the tv show All Sing Together in Ukraine.

Laura Marti is a jazz, ethno, rock and pop singer, composer and songwriter. She is a proud Ukrainian with Armenian roots and a Brazilian heart, one of the most versatile singers in Ukraine with a characteristic velvety voice. Was awarded the "Singer of the Year" title by ELLE Style Awards, nominated for the "Project Of the Year”, and participated in “The Voice of the Country — 11”. As a jazz singer, she has collaborated with quite a few renowned international jazz musicians. The concert in Lviv will feature Laura’s best songs from her previous albums as well as never-before-heard numbers. Laura Marti has released 5 studio albums, appeared as featured artist on two more albums and has produced a substantial number of singles. Apart from her jazz and pop projects, Laura is a member of Nataliya Lebedeva Trio and "Jazz in Kiev Band" led by Alexey Kogan. Laura has participated in the following festivals abroad: Leopolis Jazz Fest (Alfa Jazz Fest), Jazz nad Odrą, Lotos Jazz Fest, Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, Jazz Bez, Bouquet Kyiv Stage, Atlas Weekend and others. Among her international collaborations are: Bobby McFerrin, Lars Danielsson, Magnus Öström, Michiel Borstlap, Hans Peter Salentin, Misha Tsiganov, Vadim Neselovskyi, Tamara Lukasheva. It is especially exciting to follow Laura’s career path because she is a musician with unique charisma who never stands still and constantly experiments in different genres. Laura is music in its purest form.

Nataliya Lebedeva is a well known Ukrainian jazz pianist, composer, arranger and the band leader. She has a variety of original jazz projects in which prominent Ukrainian musicians took part. Nataliya has been teaching at the R.Glier Kiev Municipal Academy Of Music for a long time. The geography of Nataliya’s performances is quite wide. She performed in Poland, Slovakia, Austria, Great Britain, USA, Argentina, Paraguay, etc. In general her own music features technically challenging, experimental parts, reflecting various emotional nuances, which set the atmosphere in the audience...