Jazz recitals at ARCUB bring ancient Bucharest to life


The series of jazz concerts will be continued this Friday, February 28, 2014 at ARCUB with two extraordinary recitals that mark the launch of a new number of Jazz Compass, the only profile magazine in Romania. Sorin Zlat Trio and Mircea Tiberian, accompanied by Nadia Trohin will be the protagonists of the two concerts comprising the JAZZ COMPASS LIVE series. Starting at 8:00 p.m., members of Sorin Zlat Trio will take the stage from Batiste Street. Young pianist Sorin Zlat, a veritable prize ‘collector,’ Razvan Cojanu (double bass), and Laurentiu Stefan (percussion) will make a demonstration of class and sophistication. Through the concert entitled MONACO JAZZ GRAND PRIZE, organizers hope to renew the success of the same-name competition.
As of 9:00 p.m., renowned pianist and composer Mircea Tiberian, alongside Nadia Trohin, a unique voice and a colorful personality, and the gentle saxophone sounds played by Catalin Milea, will offer music lovers a one-of-a-kind experience in a show called ‘At the Edge of Bucharest.’ Walking in the footsteps of interwar hits and Romanian pop hits, the three artists will take audiences on a memorable musical journey imbued with the charm and mood of ancient Bucharest.
Music lovers will be allowed entrance to the hall starting 7:30 p.m. and the concerts will start at 8:00 and 9:00 p.m., respectively. Tickets can be purchased through Eventim network (Germanos, Orange Shop, Vodafone, and Domo stores, and Carturesti and Humanitas bookshops) or online at www.eventim.ro.
Hungary’s Hot Jazz Band performs at Hungarian Opera in Cluj
Jazz is also gaining ground in Ardeal. On a tour throughout Romania, Hungary’s Hot Jazz Band will be performing February 15, 7:00 p.m. at the Hungarian Opera in Cluj. Invited by Radio GaGa from Targu Mures, the Hot Jazz Band has started a 10-concert tour together with vocalist Bolba Eva. Founded in 1985, the band plays its own version of ‘20s, ‘30s, and ‘40s Dixie and swing music. They have won awards at four major international festivals, including the New Orleans Jazz Contest Festival in France in 1995 and the world’s largest jazz festival in Sacramento, U.S., where it was twice chosen the Most Popular band of the festival. The Hot Jazz Band has also won the eMeRTon award, the Lyra award, and the Louis Armstrong memorial award, in addition to having released 13 studio albums. The band’s musical style is both faithful to the original sound of the era and energetic and captivating, and portrayed with a lot of skill and humor. Concert tickets cost RON 25.

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