From the Hermitage to Smolny on the "Jazz Steamer"

14 May 2021

From the Hermitage to Smolny on the "Jazz Steamer"

Two collectives play simultaneously on the "Moscow" motor ship. The lower deck will house the main stage, where musicians play the mainstream (the main direction of jazz). On the upper deck, the musicians will work in duo or trio. Both decks are glazed.

On the lower deck, there are tables for 6 people. On the upper deck there are 6 tables for 4 people. In the aft part of the upper deck there is an open area from which you can admire the evening city, feeling the fresh wind of the Neva. There is a bar downstairs. The assortment includes drinks, salads, grilled dishes.

Children under 7 years old - free of charge (without a separate seat).

Jazz flights will run from Wednesday to Saturday from 19-00 to 21-00, on Sunday from 18-00 to 20-00. In a two-hour walk, the ship will pass along the Neva in the city center from the Hermitage to the Smolny Cathedral, if the weather permits, it will leave for the Gulf of Finland and return back to the Hermitage. During this time, guests will see: the Admiralty, the Winter Palace, the Peter and Paul Fortress, as well as a wonderful perspective of the city from the bay.

Departure from the pier at Dvortsovaya emb. 18. More details - on the official website

More than 50 years ago, in 1967, the president of the "Kvadrat" jazz club, Nathan Leites, organized the country's first "Jazz Steamer", which brought together musicians and club members. Musicians began to play jazz on steamers at the beginning of the last century, back in the time of Louis Armstrong in New Orleans, so everyone liked the idea of ​​holding concerts on the Neva.


Photo: press service