Jazz at Leninskiye Gorki

This weekend
Igor Butman kicks off Moscow’s summer jazz festivals with Jazz Seasons at Leninskiye Gorki . The festival will be held Saturday and Sunday from 3 p.m. to about
9 p.m., showcasing musicians from Russia, the U.K. and U.S. — almost a dozen
groups altogether. Saturday begins with two Russian groups, Amber Sept and the Project
of the Future, headlined by a 13-year-old singer getting rave reviews. In the
evening, the U.S. jazz fusion group Oregon will be back on the stage in Russia
after a 15-year hiatus. Igor Butman and his band will top off the evening.
Sunday starts off with Olga Sinyaeva and the Anton Cherkurov Sextext and ends
with Britain’s Toni Momrelle.

Come early
to enjoy the beauty of the old estate, get a bite to eat at the food court, and
claim a good viewing spot. Chairs will be provided, but bring blankets. And don’t leave your kids with the nanny. Bring them along to enjoy supervised games and activities while their parents sway to
the music. Tickets are 1,000 rubles per day or 1,500 rubles for both days.

To get
there: At Domodedovskaya metro station, take either the free shuttle or Bus
439. If you go by car, there is plenty of free parking. For more information in
Russian, see jazzseasons.ru.