The musical garden in the George Enescu Square will be hosting the string of outdoor cultural events part of the 2nd ArCuB Live Open Air – Jazz, Blues & More, Bucharest’s only international jazz festival.
ArCuB – the Cultural Projects Center of the Bucharest City Hall – offers you five dynamic jazz evenings and the unique opportunity to watch live recitals by prestigious artists, including British pianist and composer Robert Mitchell, along with Mwamba – an outstanding musician playing a variety of unconventional instruments including vibraphone, dulcimer and several electronic instruments; great Polish trumpet player and composer Tomasz Staako, a jazz legend and European Jazz Festival winner; the famous Medeski Martin & Wood jazz band, known for their inspired improvisations, and James Carter, an emblematic jazz figure.
The Mircea Tiberian-originated Cosmonaut’ Alley project, where Romanian light music hits of the ‘60s and ‘70s and memorable cabaret songs will be given fresh vocal and orchestral treatment, will be a surprise event at this year’s festival. Mircea Tiberian involved several well-known musicians in the project, such as American double bassist Chris Dahlgren and young vocalist Nadia Trohin. The festival program also includes live performances by: Sebastian Spanache Trio, Petrica Andrei Trio, Cristi Soleanu Twin Thoughts International Quartet, Eugen Gondi Trio and Three for Helen.
Concerts begin each evening at 7.00 pm and are followed by recitals performed by the special guests at the festival.
Jazz for Kids is another special moment, scheduled for Sunday, July 7, 11.00 pm, a premiere concert dedicated to a very young audience exclusively designed by professor and pianist, Mircea Tiberian, who, along with a group of Romanian and foreign artists, tries to introduce young audiences to quality music.
The festival wraps up on July 7, with a concert the James Carter Organ Trio, for both jazz fans and those willing to discover the genre have unrestricted access. Admission at the event is free.
More details at jazzfestival.arcub.ro.