Organizers

Alex Kolosov

Alex  Kolosov was born in Moscow in 1958 a family of well-known Russian filmmaker and actress. After the Lomonosov Moscow State University (journalist) he was graduated Gnessin State Musical College (classical guitar). Alex Kolsov has the degree Ph.D. of Arts.

In 1987 he founded a weekly jazz show in one of the main Radio channels of Russia. It was existed till 2014.

In 1991 Alex recorded an album with the Norwegian composer and guitarist Odd-Arne Jakobsen.

In 1992 Alex Kolosov established the “AURA”. The group presented  the music of it’s leader – instrumental compositions of  Alex Kolosov and his vocal blues based on the traditions of Russian poetry.

The “AURA” recorded 4 albums “Russian blues” (1996), “Arbat-boogie” (1999), “Night highway” (2001), “Night highway – volume 2” (2006).

Since 2003 Alex Kolosov is also an Art-director of several International Jazz Festivals: Russian-Norwegian jazz festival (2003, 2004 and 2005), “Baltic Jazz” (2006, 2007,2008, 2010),  “Moscow Jazz Open” (2009, 2012, 2013), Montenegro Jazz Open (2014), Costa Del Jazz (2016) etc. In those festivals played: Terje Rypdal,  Ketil Bjornstad, Arild Andersen, Karin Krog, Uli Lenz, Pierre Dorge, Anna Maria Jopek,  Caecilie Norby, Lars Danielsson, Ulf Wakenius, Bobo Stensson, Jarec Smietana, Wajtek Korolak, Leszek Mozdzer, Michal Urbaniak, Eric Mariental, Braien Bromberg, Ken Peplowski  ets.

Alex Kolosov was an art-director of one more unique project, named “Jazz Travel”. The first of them included Russian and polish jazzmen in both countries (2007), the second presented Russian and finish jazz and classical musicians in both countries (2008).

Alex Kolosov is an  author of music for several Russian  films.

In 2007 Alex Kolosov has received the Gold Award “Service to Art” of International Academy of Culture And Art.

In 2011 Alex Kolosov is an art-director of the project “Moscow-Rome, 2011”. This project was included in to the official program of Bilateral year of a cultural exchange between Russia and Italy. Also his two groups “Aura” and “Big Sky” presented Russian Jazz at this program.

In 2011 Alex Kolosov established the new group “Big Sky”. It is plying the music of it’s leader, which included blues, latino and ethnic jazz elements.

The first album “3 Days” of the group was recorded in 2012 in Rainbow studio (Oslo) with the famous sound-engineer Jan-Erik Kongshaug.  The outstanding violinist Michal Urbaniak played on this record as a guest-soloist. In 2013 Presentation of the album took place in Moscow.

In 2014 Alex Kolosov became the organizer of new project “Montenegro Jazz Open”. The concerts of project passed in Ministry of culture of Montenegro at support of  State Organizations of country.

In 2016 Alex Kolosov was found the “Big Sky” International Jazz competition of young musician. The winners of that competition played on the Festival “Costa Del Jazz” in Spain, which was organized by Alex Kolosov.