Pokaz Trio

Kyiv, Ukraine

about

Pokaz Trio represents a new generation of instrumental music of Ukraine: its members combine jazz, classical, and traditional Ukrainian music with electronica. There is a special narrative charm in the trio’s music, where each track is designed to be a story, and the listener fulfils the role of a co-author. Their performances are designed to be an abstract journey through time and space. Their premiere album, Kintsugi, was released on the Norwegian label Losen Records and received excellent reviews from critics worldwide.

They have performed at the following Ukrainian festivals: Odesa Jazz Festival (2016, 2017), Nimi Nochi (2016, 2017, 2019), Koktebel Jazz Fest (2017), Jazz Bez (2018), Leopolis Jazz Festival (2019), Am I Jazz (2019). They have also played concerts in Odesa, Kyiv and Lviv.

International performances and experience:
• 2018 – Klaipeda Castle Jazz, Lithuania
• 2018 – concerts in Palace of Culture and Club Matisse, Spain
• 2019 – Outono Em Jazz Festival, Casa da Musicà, Portugal
• 2019 – Lotos Jazz Festival, Bielska Zadymka Jazzowa, Poland
International collaboration:
2017 – participant in a concert commemorating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the United States; Kyiv, Ukraine.

Band

Andriy Pokaz – piano
Vitaliy Fesenko – double bass
Yakiv Toruntsov – drums

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  • Pokaz Trio - Dance
    8:02
  • Pokaz Trio - Spark
    8:43
  • Pokaz Trio - Sphere
    6:16

The musicians themselves define their style as “futuristic jazz”. However, when listening carefully, one can identify quite modern, even traditional elements that relate their sound to many directions of European jazz, including Scandinavian one. It would be useless to look here for the blues sensitivity and triplet rhythmic resilience of swing inherent in American jazz: Odesa musicians do not mask their rich academic experience gained during the years of studying classical music, they do not try to hide that the main influences in their music are European, not African American .

Kirill Moshkov, editor-in-chief of “Jazz.Ru”