Founder and Director of Jazzystan Music Festival (Since 2009). Resident DJ at Public Records, Ace Hotel, Soho Grand Hotel, Public Hotel.
Rustam Ospanoff gathers all the deepest soul sounds from around the world and elegantly delivers them in gorgeous musical journeys. Hailing from Kazakhstan, his creative goal has always been to expose diverse music to people through the curation of special events, live concerts and radio shows.
Now that Rustam lives in New York City, he has become a polished and versatile DJ who is as comfortable playing a dark underground house party as he is at an upscale hotel bar. Rustam possesses a record collection that has a unique worldview – every song he plays has a beautiful deep sound and a dynamic rhythmic beat that fills a room with warm and upbeat energy. Crowds might not know what he’s playing, but they will know that it is the right sound for a magical moment in New York City.
At the core of it all is an infectious love for music, an urge to discover and a need to share this with the world.