Festival Koktebel Jazz Party was held because of the courage of the musicians who came to the Crimea, said the Founder of the festival and General Director of MIA "Russia today" Dmitry Kiselev.
"Without the courage of musicians who came here from all over the world, from five continents, it (the festival) would be impossible. For this reason, we we send you all our thanks and our warm Koktebel salute, "said Kiselev in the beginning of the final concert of the festival on Sunday, and thanking those who supported the event, coming at him every year since 2003, reports RIA" Novosti ".
He added that he wants to Express gratitude and their Ukrainian colleagues and friends who were not on their own, thanks to the adopted of Ukraine laws, to leave this area and conduct a "jazz Koktebel" in the Odessa region." They are doing a very great noble cause, popularizing Koktebel in Odessa ", - said Kiselev. The founder of the festival thanked the American Ambassador's residence, which supported the "jazz Koktebel" in the Odessa region. He also thanked " the people who build bridges-literally and figuratively - a bridge to the Crimea and the musical bridge that connects Koktebel Crimea with the world for this festival." Kiselev Also reminded that the Koktebel Jazz Party held in cooperation with the Ministry of culture of Russia, the United forces of MIA "Russia today" and VGTRK. Koktebel Jazz Party is an annual international jazz Festival. The festival originated as a private venture Kiseleva. Remember, the residence of United States Ambassador to Ukraine appealed to American citizens, and to jazzman Igor Butman, who has the citizenship of Russia and the United States, with the request not to visit Koktebel Jazz Party in Crimea.