Jazz

Jazz was imported shortly after the revolution. Communist authorities originally saw it as a positive, modernizing influence. Although later banned as bourgeois, jazz remained widely popular especially among Soviet intellectuals. Today, jazz is perhaps more popular in the former USSR than it is in America, with many modern pop and rock artists being directly and obviously influenced by it.

Languages: Search for jazz or jazz-influenced music performed in Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, or Belarusian, or in Baltic, Turkic, or Other languages.

Kayah

Katarzyna Magdalena Szczot, known by her stage name Kayah, is a Polish singer-songwriter and co-owner of the record company Makers Production & Publishing, which specialized in working with up-and-coming Polish artists. Having borrowed from multiple music styles including Slavic, gypsy, jazz, soul, pop, and dance, Kayah has cumulatively sold more than one million copies of […]

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