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Garana Jazz Festival 2017

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Garana Jazz Festival
Garana, Romania
July 6-9, 2017

Running from the 6-9th of July, the 21st edition of the Garana Jazz Festival saw the jazz world descend on its location near the Garana village, high in the Semenic Mountains of Romania. Obviously, the artistic credibility and the creative energy were ...

Fanfare Ciocarlia: Onwards To Mars!

Read "Onwards To Mars!" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Onwards To Mars! is the twentieth anniversary release from the big Balkan brass band that is Fanfare Ciocărlia. One of the finest live acts on Earth, the band's energy, musicality and sheer unfettered sense of fun readily translate to record, making this album one of the most uplifting and cheerful collections one could wish to hear. ...

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Jazz in Church Festival 2015

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Jazz in Church Festival
Bucharest, Romania
Lutheran Church
April 16-19, 2015

The Jazz in Church Festival reaffirmed its call of unconventionality by bringing together artists of most diversified styles and orientations. A subtly assorted lineup consolidated the nascent tradition of open dialog and transgender interplay set forth three years ago. ...

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Jazz at Bran Castle 2014

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Bran Castle
Bran Jazz Festival
Bran, Romania
August 29-September 1, 2014

The castle located in the heights of the Transylvanian Carpathian Mountains known as the dwelling place of the legendary Count Dracula has hosted the second edition of a jazz festival that ushered in a new type of record: the ...

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Garana Jazz Festival 2014

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Garana Jazz Festival
Wolf's Meadow
Garana, Romania
July 10-13, 2014

One of Europe's most visited festivals, taking place on a meadow over 300 ft. high in the Western Carpathians, just had its 18th anniversary. The lineup, a brand mark of the festival director, Marius Giura, combined again tradition ...

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Jazz in Church 2014, Bucharest, Romania

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Jazz in Church
Lutheran Church Bucharest
April 3-6, 2014

The second edition of the Bucharest Jazz in Church Festival found the best way to establish a valuable musical tradition, not only in Romania, but also the wider, European jazz arena.

Featuring musicians from France, Italy, UK, ...

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"Garden Beast" By Iordache Recently Released By Fiver House Records

"Garden Beast" By Iordache Recently Released  By Fiver House Records

Iordache's jazz funk album Garden Beast was recently released by his own record label, Fiver House Records in jny:Bucharest The album is inspired by Iordache's own garden and the animals and plants within it, as well as nature's own rhythms and cycles. The band is a septet which features saxophonist Iordache, trumpet player Sebastian Burneci, trombonist Florian Radu, ...

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Garana Jazz Festival 2013

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Garana Jazz Festival
Wolf's Meadow
Garana, Romania
July 11-14, 2013

For four days each summer, a village in the Western Carpathians becomes the Mecca for the Romanian jazz fans, and an ever-growing number of Europeans. For the 17th time the Bohemian colony Garana (Wolfsberg is its German name) has hosted an event of growing importance ...

Take Five With Andrei Covaciu-Pogorilowski

Read "Take Five With Andrei Covaciu-Pogorilowski" reviewed by Andrei Covaciu-Pogorilowski

Meet Andrei Covaciu-Pogorilowski:

Andrei Pogorilowski was born in Bucharest, Romania, in February 1968. Starting with 1982, he studied music independently, helped by several private professors.

In 1989 Andrei started to hear a strange yet beautiful music in his head that he was unable to notate. Short excerpts were presented on the piano to his ...

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Jazz in Church 2013

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Jazz in Church
Bucharest, Romania
March 21-24, 2013

From the very first edition, Jazz in Church has convinced through professionalism and a musical excellence, which are sure to place it soon among the best-rated European festivals. By putting together an illustrious lineup and demonstrating exquisite selectivity, the organizers inaugurated a location that emulates ...