Mariana Sadovska

In her energetic performances singer, actress and composer Mariana Sadovska creates a fusion of avant-garde and folk music, where archaic midsummer night invocations, wedding songs and emigrant chants from remote villages in rural Ukraine are transfigured into contemporary sound. Creating her own innovative compositions and arrangements in a dialogue with ancient traditions, Mariana approaches each piece More


DZ’OB is an electroacoustic band from Dnipro, Ukraine, striving to combine classical music tradition with contemporary electronic approach. DZ’OB not only synthesizes genres like classics, IDM, techno, dubstep, but also comes up with unique, eclectic sounds that blur the lines within ages, and traditions. The band was founded in 2014 and consists of 5 instruments: More

Mark Tokar

Mark Tokar is an iconic figure of the Ukrainian improvisational scene. His first album Yatoku (with Yuriy Yaremchuk and Klaus Kugel) was released by Not Two lable in 2006. After that, the career of a contrabass player rocketed. Mark is a frequent guest on international projects (Ken Vandermark Resonance Project, Undivided, Five Spot, Four, Varpaj, More

Yuriy Seredin Quartet

Yuriy Seredin Quartet is a jazz ensemble of Ukrainian pianist-composer Yuriy Seredin. After graduating with honors from the Jazz Institute Berlin as a pianist and composer, Yuriy Seredin received the JIB Prize for Best Ensemble. Recorded in 2018, Asylum Search debut album in collaboration with modern jazz legend Nasheet Waits won the A-prize (Radio.Aristocrats) as More

New Brain Trio & Michael Balog

NEW BRAIN TRIO is an ambitious confession of Ukrainian musicians. Behind the direct, multi-layered style of this project, which does not succumb to the dry laws of logic, is the author’s personality as the main musical component. The complex introverted electric jazz NEW BRAIN TRIO eliminates the monopoly of dull solos, claiming the search for More


ShockolaD band appeals to the Ukrainian identity through a combination of jazz tradition and experiments. For more than 15 years of existence, the band has gone from the founding of the first jazz club in Western Ukraine to the creation of the Department of Jazz and Popular Music at the Lviv Academy of Music. ShockolaD More

Danil Zverkhanovsky

Danylo Zverkhanovskyi considers instrumental and improvised contemporary music to be his main speciality as a solo artist. Zverkhanovskyi prefers performing original pieces, and as a composer he tries to remain open to the global musical achievements of our time, while looking at them through the prism of his own experience, identity, and beliefs. Zverkhanovskyi began More

Michael Balog

Ukrainian jazz saxophonist and musician, founder, and originator of the Vedel School’s teaching techniques, Mykhailo Baloh is known for his musical projects that go beyond genres and styles. He is an unceasing experimenter, combining church choral music, electronic music, jazz, improvisational music, and pieces for cinema and theatre in his music. Baloh has played as More

Usein Bekirov

Usein Bekirov is a first Ukrainian pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader of Crimean Tatar origin who was considered in a Grammy prize long list. He experiments mainly with jazz fusion, funk, and ethno-jazz styles. His original compositions are strongly influenced by Crimean Tatar, Ukrainian, Azerbaijani and Balkan folk music. In the early 90s, Bekirov’s family More