03 octombrie 2022

'Jiving today, accused of treason tomorrow': How Russian jazz survived communist repression to celebrate 100 years


This October marks a significant anniversary for a music genre that has traversed a difficult pathThe history of Russian jazz began 100 years ago. While it has forged a unique path, the art form that evolved in the country has deep connections to that which thrived around the world. However, the path of this ‘bourgeois art’ was not easy in the Soviet Union, and it survived persecution only thanks to the musicians who were its faithful adherents. In October 1922, the Russian musician, poet and [...]