There were other featured groups, including a group that featured the guitar, three of them acoustically, a bebop quintet with multiple reeds and a trumpet. A young trio from the Carpathian mountain region, guitar, bass and drums. Kiev based Julia Roma stood up to sing standards with the Solyanyk trio and the bop quintet, led by her pal Natasha on piano. Back in Kiev in June for an exhibition of the author' abstract painting at the Taras Schevscenko university art gallery, Vlad Solyanyk and Andrei Valentino performed as a duo, while I gave a workshop happening demo of my style of painting. Jazz and its intimate companion, abstract art, are live and kicking in eastern Europe.