Mike Kaufman

Many thanks for patience, dear acquaintances and unfamiliar friends!

The season of my concerts in Kiev begins. Concerts, performances.

Solo and with friends.

And always with you, dear friends.

Concerto for a grand piano with... Podol. A portrait native for me and for all Kiev residents, not the area, no, something another, perhaps Kiev, probably...

The portrait represented by grand piano sounds. A portrait right now and a portrait on memory...

The musical portrait will be "drawn" by me, and you will feel it in yourself, everyone will have the, and only one.

And there will be a special guest - madam from Lviv or from Moscow, but she has the portrait of the Hem. And we together will join him. Alina Ivakh, you remember?

Here such evening has to be on Thursday October 19 at 19:40 in the cozy and noble place: Hotel "Staro", Kiev, Konstantinovskaya St., 34b
Booking of tickets by phone: +38(067)5965539

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The summer has come to the end, but was saturated and interesting. Autumn plans and events will be later.
And now emotions, impressions and conclusions of summer.
In the last week of summer there were three festivals at once.
ArtJazz has celebrated the 10th anniversary  in Rovno. Old story of friendship and cooperation. This time judges of qualitative music have derived true pleasure: concerto-tribyut for a piano with orchestra. Producer Sergey Gemberg, orchestra "Brevis", band-master Gennady Fiskov, soloist and author of the project Mike KaufmanPortnikov | RoyalMan.

Rain... After the heat in June, it's very nice. And one more important detail: where is this rain? The north of France, Normandy, is even more beautiful and authentic in the rain than under the sun. I apologize for describing nature, but it's impossible not to write about it when you are in such beauty! When you are abroad for a long time, the world around you becomes a mirror. It happens always and everywhere, but abroad you feel it real!

Something emerges from the subconscious, which I had never suspected before... And most importantly, the absence of unnecessary: ​​compulsory communication, forced reactions and emotions, the need to keep distance.
Silence is objective and subjective. Ability to fully reboot.
"How are you in this world? How does it sound? What can I add here?"

Mike Kaufman

Holy tram passed yesterday. Details later)) And now again the event MFA and Koktebel Jazz Festival-2017 06.14.2017. Why? Because this "normal" history deserves your attention)). On this event I learned a long time ago and wanted to participate, but the program has already been formed. Sometimes... a few days before calling Lady Ukrainian jazz Lily Mlinarich ... and invites to join the event!: accompany a film about the Crimea live. The movie has not yet been)) You know... always support comes on the scene, but try to see the schematic to understand the genre and timing. So join this event (musical diplomacy - this is the thing which is constantly engaged) in the personal invitation of
Mrs. Lily! Only dream of such. Rain and wind on the day of the event - this stuff. I do not remember any speech in the best house, that is in the air, so the sun is not joined to the statement. But the screen was backstage, that I could not see! - this is serious. Trying my director Elizabeth Borovtsovoyi movie download to the phone turned out, unfortunately, unsuccessful. We decided to set up remote folios and sheet music, "Cinema": put the phone in 3G with "interruption" directed by Eugene Stepanenko signal simultaneously start casting the film. How good that I could see the final morning of the 14th!!! For 10 minutes the final 3G ... disappeared ..! And then it began again "normal" miracle. The rain appeared the sun! What is the picture on screen, I don't know, I can only feel. And playing these feelings. Before joining Sun with rainbow !!! People said that beauty was incredible! (Even forgot to take pictures) :) That is, as in the book: Prelude, Fugue and catharsis. Thank you for the confidence and the ability to experience this!

Kazan. Tatarstan.

Festival of Jewish music.

2017. June.

5 years Kazan took friends from all over the world. Yes, all enjoyed each other, some expect that it will hear. Meeting talented, professional and pleasant people always carry their taste any event.

But time is running out. There are new teams. Always welcome presence of taste and variety, in a good sense. I hope that the first fest will be the second and third; composition and creativity will grow. All aspects of the organization - all very good.

But, thanks to the performance of the duo "Tum Balalaika" from Moscow, the group from Israel and, most importantly, meeting with ordinary citizens and outstanding too :) I think part in the festival absolutely necessary, useful and the far! 

Fest of Jewish music
jazz music, open air
Under the walls of the MFA of Ukraine on St. Michael's Square will be held for the third time the MFA Open Air - this time a jazz concert "Music of free people." The event was organized jointly with the Koktebel Jazz Festival. The concert is a symbol of solidarity and support to those who are against the Russian occupation of Crimea.
Beginning at 20:00, start the showing of the film about the Crimea, the movie record with live accompaniment.
In the role of ballroom pianist RoyalMan | Mike Kaufman-Portnikov.
So invite all June 14 at 20:00 come to the Foreign Ministry and listen with Ukrainian jazz - music symbol of freedom and free Ukrainian Crimea.
Number of seats is limited, but space allows viewing stand. Approximate duration of the event - 1,5 hours.
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