The second Skolkovo Jazz Science festival took place at the Skolkovo innovation city on August 26, attracting thousands of visitors for a day of first-class jazz, fascinating popular science lectures, interactive installations and much more. This year’s music stars included the Russian saxophonist Igor Butman and his Moscow Jazz Orchestra, the U.S. pianist Christian Sands and his trio and the British singer-songwriter and producer Azekel.

The acclaimed U.S. pianist Christian Sands performing with his trio on the Classic Stage. Photo:

There were plenty of interactive science exhibitions to keep visitors of all ages entertained. Photo:

Experimental electronic musician Anton Maskeliade performs on the Young Blood stage. Photo:

Well-organised festival-goers make themselves at home next to the Skolkovo pond. Photo:

British singer-songwriter and producer Azekel, who has worked with Massive Attack and Gorillaz as well as releasing three of his own albums, headlined the Young Blood stage. Photo:

Younger visitors to the festival fly kites in the grounds of the Skolkovo innovation centre. Photo:

Indie post-rave singer Yana Blinder performing on the Young Blood stage. Photo:

There were multiple chess sets available at the festival, including this giant 3D set. Photo:

As night fell at Skolkovo, the audience made themselves cosy and settled in for the headline acts. Photo:

Igor Butman, one of Russia's leading jazz musicians, closed the festival with a spirited set. Photo: