Nino Katamadze

August 5-7

On August 5-7, the waves of the Curonian Lagoon will once again entertain and captivate the hearts of the audience with the enchanting sounds of improvisational music. XXVII Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival promises a unique celebration for music gourmets. The motto of the annual festival in the port city is „Good music for good people“ and it perfectly reflects the ability of the organizers to surprise the audience with the performances of the brightest jazz stars. Although the program of the 17th festival has not been announced yet, the organizer of the festival Inga Grubliauskienė said that on stage, this year you will be able to see and hear the enchanting voice from Sakartvel, Nino Katamadze, with the group Insight. Undoubtedly, the performance of this artist will be one of the most memorable moments of the frantic jazz fiesta. The works performed by N. Katamadze are unique and distinctive. They intertwine the styles of jazz, rock, lounge and ethnographic music with vibrating threads of sound. The revival of Sakartwell’s folklore motifs is reminiscent of the artist’s origins and her immeasurable love for her native land. Nino Katamadze is the voice of the whole of Sacartwell: the voice of insane love and immeasurable happiness, the voice of carefree childhood and happy old age, the voice of freedom, faith and hope … Magic sound, true revelation, jazz symphony even the most loyal fans of talent can’t pinpoint the genre of the songs she performs. Nin’s work is a whole philosophical puzzle. The group’s songs make you think about the meaning of human life, eternity, empathy, compassion, belief and expectation.

Nino Katamadze was born in 1972 August 21 in the most beautiful land of Sakartvell, Adjara (Kobuleti). The girl started singing at the age of four. Even then, no one had any doubts about her innate talent, Nino’s solo career began in 1990 when she joined the vocal faculty of the Batumi Music Institute and soon took the stage. The young vocalist instantly won the hearts of the listeners. However, the circle of interests of the future jazz star was not limited to music. She has always cared about charity. 1994 Nino founded a charity fund to help disabled and disadvantaged artists. Nino’s professional musical career began in 1999, when she became a member of the Insight group. The band’s founder, guitarist Goga Kacheshvili, became Nino’s best friend and creative companion. Their tandem brought great success. Today, the organizers of the most famous festivals open their doors to the biggest stages of Europe: London, Vienna, Bristol, Edinburgh, are proud to present Nino Katamadze and the group „Insight“ to jazz music fans.

We will soon be able to congratulate this artist in Klaipeda with joy. On Saturday, August 7, at the Courier Ship Terminal, you will have an exclusive opportunity to see live the concert program of Nino Katamadze and the group Insight, specially prepared for Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival, hear its stunning vocals and magical improvisations, enjoy sensual folk songs and unique jazz and unparalleled performance techniques. According to Inga Grubliauskienė, the organizer of Klaipėda Castle Jazz Festival, N. Katamadze enchants whole crowds of fans and immerses them in unprecedented experiences. Don’t miss the opportunity to see for yourself.

The XXVII Klaipėda Castle Jazz Festival will take place on August 5-7, at the Cruise Ship Terminal. All events are free!

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