World-famous jazz and blues artists are part of the line-up for the 9th edition of the Brasov Jazz & Blues Festival, which will take place from September 2nd to 5th.
“This is a special edition of the festival that realizes the concept of a complete music festival. The festival’s program includes concerts with internationally acclaimed and local bands, creative workshops and masterclasses on music topics, outdoor film screenings, daytime activities for children and families, and a record fair to take your favorite music home with you. As befits a festival of this caliber, its music evenings will fade into the night at the jam session concerts, “said the festival organizers.
The events of the festival take place in Piata Sfantul Ioan (main stage), Piata Brassad ‘(Raiffeisen stage) and also in Nicolae Titulescu Central Park.
Up to 38 artists from eight countries will enter the main stage of the festival, including Laura Cox (France), Kirk Fletcher (USA), Madalina Paval Live Orchestra (Romania), Sax Gordon (USA), Lars Kutschke Band (Germany / Hungary), Dana Gillespie (UK), Joachim Palden Trio (Austria), Isabella Lundgren (Sweden), Nguyen Le Streams Quartet (France, USA, Canada).
This year’s edition of the Bra? Ov Jazz & Blues Festival will open with a Nightlosers concert to the rhythm of the Transylvanian blues. The concert will take place on September 2nd at 8:00 pm in Piata Brassai, Brasov; entry will be free.
The international stage of the festival will be opened on September 3rd by Laura Cox – a “badass rock’n’roll lady”, who casts a spell over her audience with her powerful solos and an irresistible voice. Next up on stage will be Kirk Fletcher – an artist who has a reputation for being a performer not to be missed.
The second concert evening will be opened by the Madalina Paval Live Orchestra, followed by Sax Gordon & LK Band.
One of the surprises of this edition is the first-time presence in Romania of a complete artist whose life defies fiction – the British Dana Gillespie, a composer, producer and performer with over 60 albums in her discography. Accompanied by the trio of pianist Joachim Palden, co-founder of the legendary Austrian group Mojo Blues Band, she will perform for the first time in Romania on the big stage of the festival on September 4th.
The last evening of the festival is all about jazz and invites the audience to two very special recitals.
The Swede Isabella Lundgren will also appear in Romania for the first time on September 5th.
The festival concludes with Vietnam-born Parisian guitarist Nguyen Le’s latest project, Streams, in a quartet formula that includes New York percussionist John Hadfield, French vibraphonist Illya Almar and Canadian double bass player Chris Jennings.
Tickets and season tickets for the concerts in Piata Sfantul Ioan are available online at www.biletebrasov.ro and are available at discounted prices until August 20th.
The Brasov Jazz & Blues Festival is organized by the Fanzin Cultural Association and co-financed by the Brasov County Council and the Brasov City Hall.