Music Catalogue showcases Ukrainian best musicians to key agents worldwide. 

About the Music Catalogue

The aim of this catalog is to present contemporary Ukrainian classical music, jazz, improvisational music, indie, rock, rap, and world music to international circles and to audiences working in the music industry. This is done in the hope of promoting Ukrainian music abroad, giving it some sense of recognisability, meanwhile giving Ukrainian musicians more opportunity for collaboration and raising their professional standards.

The catalog is distributed among the international actors of the music sector (festivals, showcases, main concert venues, higher musical educational institutions, journalists, music critics), as well as Ukrainian diplomatic missions abroad (embassies and consulates of Ukraine, honorary consulates) and representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora.


The list of musicians includes 45 solo artists and bands in three styles – contemporary academic music, jazz and mainstream. They were selected by the jury from about 150 applications received by the Ukrainian Institute.

Musicians, selected for the catalogue, are involved in the specialized programmes, projects, and events overseas.

Christoph Huber
Artistic Director of the Porgy&Bess jazz club (Austria)
Chungki Min
Conductor, lecturer at the Mozarteum University (Austria)
Piotr Rudnicki
Music journalist and editor, curator of the international Jazz Jantar festival (Poland)

Oskar Strajn
Music Director of Eurosonic Noorderslag international showcase festival, DJ (Netherlands)

Thomas Heher
Director of Waves Vienna showcase festival and conference (Austria)
Elke Tschaikner
Director of Musikprotokoll international festival, music editor of ORF radio (Austria)
Indrė Jučaitė-Sarneckienė
Art Director and coordinator of Kaunas Jazz international festival (Lithuania)
Nina Janssen-Deinzer
Professor at the Hochschule für Musik Nürnberg music conservatoire, soloist of the Ensemble Modern (2006-2017), clarinet (Germany)

Music Catalogue “Jazz from Ukraine” 2022

This catalogue was initiated by Ukrainian institute in order to update current Ukrainian jazz scene to be presented and promoted for the international partners. Music agencyUrban Lysjoined as a main partner of this initiative 


These particular musicians have been listed on the catalogue after the Ukrainian Institute announced a competition for musicians to enter and receive a chance to be featured. For greater transparency and fairness, the Ukrainian Institute chose an international jury of directors of leading international festivals and showcases, managers of key music venues, prominent performers, music critics, and journalists.

“Jazz from Ukraine” comprises the following items:

– information about the “Am I Jazz?” festival in partnership with the Ukrainian Institute which presents an online showcase of local musicians who celebrate Black American music in their mastery;

– list of leading Ukrainian artists working in contemporary, jazz, and experimental music, those who represent traditional Ukrainian culture through the original programs gathered by “Urban Lys”;

– list of well-known Ukrainian musicians who live and work in the US and EU countries to be easier to contact;

– list of online music media;

– list of the biggest jazz festivals in Ukraine.

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