Welcome to the MuzEnergo project website.
We’re working in Russia for jazz, fusion, funk, soul, indie, folk, country and reggae music from all over the world. We are booking agency, road management service, own gigs and festivals promoters and jacks-of-all-trades in bringing some decent music to our country.
We made 21 festivals in less than 12 years. We see non-Russian speakers not often in our gigs, so we not really try to keep English page up to date. But you should know some dates, the level of representativity, and you should be informed that any questions will be answered: write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +7-916-511-37-41.
Our history is complicate and some reviews can tell you we’re bound to the city of Dubna; not today. The project hometown, Dubna, is not the festival’s place today, as we’re residing in a small town of Yakhroma (50 kms north from Moscow, Russian capital).
In 2007-2015, MuzEnergo project included a 3-times-per-year international festival (several concert days each time), monthly big-venue solo concerts, discussion meetings, newspaper series of publications etc. It was still based in Dubna and usually the tours of our foreign proteges started from here to other Russian cities. In 2013, we started MuzEnergoTour, a travelling festival (literally a bus full of improvising bands, tech crew and equipment) which was rolling till Pacific coast of Russia (76 gigs in 80 days in 2015!). From that moment, «MuzEnergo» lost any comprehensible definition and turned to a sort of ideology instead of company, festival, booking agency or anything else. We are just bringing decent music in Russia, in very different forms of organization. Period.
Participants geography from 2007 includes 43 foreign countries: Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Netherlands, Niger, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America. Plus bands from over 30 of Russian cities.
Chronology of the festivals under our own name:
- (#1) «MuzEnergo».
September 15-16, 2007, Dubna
- (#2) «MuzEnergo. Second derivation».
February 23-25, 2008, Dubna, Moscow
- (#3) «MuzEnergo. 3D».
August 9, 2008, Dubna (open air, admission free)
- (#4) «MuzEnergo. 4/4».
November 14-23, 2008, Dubna, Moscow
- (#5) «MuzEnergo. Fifth Leg».
March 14-29, 2009, Dubna, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Voronezh, Kaliningrad, Tikhvin
- (#6) «MuzEnergo. Sixth Sense».
July 18, 2009, Dubna (open air, admission free)
- (#7) «MuzEnergo. Check it seven times before make it».
November 20-29, 2009, Dubna, Moscow, Kimry, Kaluga
- (#8) «MuzEnergo. Eights miracle».
March 9-21, 2010, Dubna, Moscow, Kimry, Tver, St. Petersburg, Electrostal, Kaliningrad, Voronezh
- (#9) «MuzEnergo».
July 17, 2010. Dubna (open air, admission free), Moscow
- (#10) «MuzEnergo».
November 25 — December 5, 2010. Dubna, Moscow, Electrostal, Kimry, Tver, Kaliningrad, Dzerzhinsk
- (#11) «MuzEnergo».
July 16, 2011, Dubna (open air, admission free)
- (#12) «MuzEnergo».
June 22-24, 2012, Dubna (open air, admission free)
- (#13) «MuzEnergo», special experimental edition.
December 1-22, 2012, Dubna.
- (#14) «MuzEnergo».
April 6-14, 2013, Dubna, Moscow, Electrostal, Kaliningrad
- (#15) «MuzEnergo».
June 22, 2013, Dubna, with following travelling bus MuzEnergoTour festival
- (#16) «MuzEnergo»
November 30 — December 21, 2013, Dubna.
- (#17) «MuzEnergo»
April 3-30, 2014, Dubna.
- (#18) «MuzEnergo»
June 12, 2014, Dubna, with following travelling bus MuzEnergoTour festival
- (#19) «MuzEnergo»
- (#20) «MuzEnergo»
June 12, 2015, Dubna, with following travelling bus MuzEnergoTour festival
- (#21) «MuzEnergo»
July 13, 2019, Yakhroma
Key co-producers, partners and sponsors of past years (to name just a few):
- Municipal and regional Russian administrations (of Samara, Uljanovsk, Dubna, Kimry, Kopeisk)
- Ministry of Cultural Affairs of Azerbaijan
- Foreign embassies in Russian Federation (of Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Great Britain, Israel, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, USA)
- Foreign consulates in Russian Federation (of Lithuania in St. Petersburg)
- Foreign cultural missions in Russian Federation (Polish Cultural Center in Moscow, Bulgarian Culture Institute)
- Foreign cultural and artistic foundations: Adami (France), AIE (Spain), Fonds Podiumkunsten (Netherlands), Spedidam (France), Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds (Netherlands)
- Foreign recording and distribution labels: VesnaHaus (Italy), BCD Records (Poland), MoonJune Records (USA)
- Foreign cultural production organizations: KokawaJazz production centre (Ukraine), DoDj (Ukraine)
- Russian cultural production organizations: ArtMania (Moscow), Kiprey Jazz (Krasnoyarsk), KultProsvet (Izhevsk) etc.
- Non-commercial sponsors based in Russian Federation: Joint Institute of Nuclear Research
- Commercial sponsors based in Russian Federation: NEC Display Solutions, PowerCom Co. Ltd., Real IT, Luxor, Granini, 4Gurman
- Commercial sponsors based abroad: AzEuroTel Communications (Azerbaijan)
- Philharmonic halls of Russian cities (of Kostroma, Krasnoyarsk)
- Music equipment brands: Mapex
Key events coverage:
- Foreign media: BBC, WDR, AllAboutJazz.Com, «Russia Today» and «Azerbaijan TV» television companies, «Baku» magazine, «Azerbaijan News» newspaper, Ukrainian National Jazz Web-Portal
- Federal and Moscow media: TVC, State Broadcast Company, «Culture» radio, «Russian State Newspaper», «Trud», «News Time», «Moscow News», «Where Moscow», «Vedomosti», «Profile», TV7, «Jazz.Ru», «Big City», «InRock», «Cultpohod», «Zvuki.Ru», «Gazeta», «Italia», «Smena», «Regiony Rossii»
- Regional media
- Local media