Bucharest Jazz Festival: 1-5 July 2015

Bucharest Jazz Festival 2015 will take place between the 1st and 5th of July in the Romanian Capital. The Festival, a member of the Europe Jazz Network, combines international guests with special events and commissioned works of Romanian artists under the title of “New Jazz works”.

Headliners of this year’s edition are American alto sax player Lee Konitz, the American jazz and R&B singer and composer Lizz Wright, the trio of Polish piano player Marcin Wasilewski performing together with Joakim Milder from Sweden, and Terence Blanchard E-collective.

The Bucharest Jazz Festival aims to stimulate Romanian musicians to compose new jazz works and plans to become a platform for local creativity. With its 2015 edition, the festival is launching a new branch,Bucharest Jazz Festival Commissionings - New Jazz Works. Opened in December 2014, the program encouraged Romanian jazz musicians to submit a new piece, composed for 2 to 10 musicians and focused on innovation.

Bucharest Jazz Festival is the flagship jazz event of ARCUB. Conceived as a yearly event that takes place in the first week of July, Bucharest Jazz Festival is intended to be the major jazz event of Romania’s Capital and aims to become fully integrated in the national and European contexts. Placing a strong accent on supporting the local Romanian jazz scene, Bucharest Jazz Festival is, at the same time, a bridge for world class jazz and a platform for the latest trends in contemporary jazz. Its mission is to create a place of excellence for jazz and improvised music, while making professional tools and good practices available to musicians so as to foster an environment for future collaborations between the Romanian jazz scene and the rest of the world. The Festival functions with an invited curator, usually a leading & established jazz musician or promoter. ARCUB offers the production, logistics and principal financing for the Festival through public funding from the City of Bucharest.

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