Contemporary Jazz of Ukraine

Alex Vidrada, a DJ and music selector from Kyiv, Ukraine, delves into the Ukrainian jazz scene and picks the gems for you.

Starting around mid 2010s, the jazz scene in Ukraine experiences a tectonic shift. A young generation of musicians born and raised in an independent Ukraine are looking for new sounds. More experimenting, more defying the standards, less old school, zero tolerance to snobbism – a new wave of jazzing around. This is a selection of the freshest and most interesting contemporary Ukrainian jazz worth your attention and subscription. (not including the Fusion x No Time For Swing community, they got their separate show, go check it out here on Melodic Distraction *wink*)