JAZZYSTAN with Rustam Ospanoff – Live From NYC (12/06/2021)
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. He first gained international attention (and local hero status) as the founder of Jazzystan Music Festival (this ran from 2009 in Almaty, Kazakhstan) and producer of 28 music festivals over 9 years in his home country.
Now, almost 4 years since he left Almaty, he’s a ubiquitous and beloved member of the New York City music community. He’s a versatile DJ who is as comfortable playing a dark underground house party as he is at the best clubs in the city or 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.
When Rustam isn’t DJing all over NYC, he can be found happily dancing and socializing at New York’s finest dance parties where legendary figures still hold court. Rustam is a DJ but he is a music enthusiast first. You can find him any day of the week, digging devotedly in the city’s record stores with his son, Mansur, a 4-year-old with the world’s most sophisticated taste in music!
He currently has radio show residencies on Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, Soho Radio NYC, and The Face Radio Brooklyn.