I've been booked to go back to Russia! Really looking forward to performing in Moscow. Although I've been to Russia several times - including Siberia! - I've only been to Moscow as a connecting point and have never played there.
But that's about to change as I've got 2 dates (27 & 28th October) in the diary at a couple of great clubs.
Jazz Club "Soyuz Kompozitorov" (or The Union of Composers) is widely known among musical circles in Moscow and has live music every evening. Luminaries such as Joshua Redman and Diane Shuur have both performed there.
The second club is called "Cool Train" and lives within the B2 Club. B2 is the biggest club in Moscow and one of the largest clubs in Europe. The five floors of the club house a restaurant, a sushi-bar, a billiard room, a jazz club, a modern concert stage, a dance floor, a chill-out, a cinécafé and 7 bars. UK Jazz musicians Peter King and Dick Pearce have both played here. It looks amazing!
It may be pretty cold in Moscow by that time of the year but I'm sure I'll be offered plenty of vodka or perhaps even Moscow Mule cocktails to keep me warm! :-)