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Rain, Nature and Jazz
The first summer weekend in Moscow is traditionally dedicated to jazz. On June 6 and 7 the sixth international open-air festival Usadba.Jazz blasted off in the Arkhangelskoye Estate.

This year, despite the rain, Usadba.Jazz entertained over 15,000 guests. This year’s event will long be remembered because of the incredible line up, crazy dance marathons and Branford Marsalis’s performance on the first day of the festival. This year, the head-liners were Nino Katamadze and Insight, Nils Landgren and Funk Unit, Nickolas Bearde, Andrej Kondakov and Brazil All Stars, Oleg Nesterov and & Kapelle Berliner Postbote and many more. There was an art-garage sale, vintage shoes exhibition, a cardboard bus and many happy smiles.

The festival included the Young Musicians Competition. More than 500 musicians applied for the chance to perform at Usadba.Jazz. The performers, who were all under 35, came from various parts of Russia and the CIS. Usadba. Jazz takes place at the Arkhangelskoye Estate, which is five kilometers out of Moscow. The festival stages were located in different parts of the enchanting manor; The “Aristocrat” stage was in the Main Court. The “Parter” was spanned out on the huge lawn. The “Kapriz” was housed at the Yusupov Colonmade. The “Lounge” occupied a spot by the Moscow River.

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