International jazz festival “Yednist” (Unity) was founded in 2002 with the support of Kyiv City Council and the Kyiv chief management of culture, art and cultural heritage.
The founder and President of the festival is Sergiy Grabar. The main organizer of the festival is music agency “Theater of Jazz”.
“Yednist” is a festival of different jazz, and one of festival’s traditions is jazz by children.
Summarize of previous festivals
Summary №1: Festival is stable. It always takes place in the same time. In March, on the verge of the second and third decades. Always in Operetta Theater. During this time the theater became academic and National. Only once (it was the second festival) “Yednist” was held in the House of officers.
Summary №2: “Yednist” is a festival of diverse jazz. You can hear the mainstream, New Age, Latina, bossa nova, ethno-jazz, free-jazz, jazz band and many different styles, united with only flag of Jazz.
Summary №3: The festival is really international. 670 musicians from 27 countries performed at the festival’s stage during 14 years. Most participants, of course, are from Ukraine. Then – from Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Israel, USA, Belarus, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Brazil, Norway. Also – from Armenia, Holland, Slovenia, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cameroon, Switzerland, France, Japan, Azerbaijan.
Summary №4: Jazz by children is a tradition of “Yednist”.
Summary №5 and the main: The aim of the festival is to popularize Ukrainian jazz.