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June 21, 2021

18th edition of Garana Jazz Festival brings musicians from nine countries

The eighth edition of the Garana Jazz Festival, held in Caras-Severin County, will unfold during July 10-13 in Poiana Lupului, bringing together seventy artists from nine countries including the U.S., Poland, France, and Norway, Mediafax reports. “I project a number of 10,000 spectators per day, but it also depends to a large extent on the weather and people’s availability. Overall, we have around seventy artists from nine countries who will perform, during the day as well, at the Church in Valiug and the ‘La Rascruce’ inn. Our audience is already accustomed to four concerts a day,” Marius Giura, the festival organizer, said.
Adam Baldych Imaginary Quartet (Poland), Andy Sheppard Trio Libero (England, France), Dave Douglas – the Riverside Quartet (U.S.), and Marius Neset Quartet will perform at 7.00 p.m. on Thursday, the first day of the festival, on an outdoor stage set up in Poiana Lupului.
On Friday, 11.00 a.m., Suite Teodor Pop & Andrea Kohonicz will play at the Church in Valiug village, followed by Horia Crisovan at the ‘La Rascruce’ inn at 2.00 p.m. At 7 in the evening, audiences will have an opportunity to listen to an array of musicians in the outdoors, including Elena Mindru Finnection (Romania, Finland), Joey Defrancesco Trio (U.S.), Ulf Wakenius Band (Sweden, Denmark), and Arve Henriksen Band (Norway).
Next on the schedule are Exit Orz, set to perform at the Church in Valiug Saturday, July 12, 11.00 a.m., and Teodor Pop at ‘La Rascruce,’ 2.00 p.m. In the evening, the outdoor stage will welcome Tiberian/ Dahlgren/ Betsch (Romania, U.S.), Pedro Negrescu Trio (Romania, Hungary), The Crimson Projekct (U.S.), and Kimmo Pohjonen (Finland) starting at 7.00 p.m.
On the last day of the festival, Sunday, music lovers are invited to listen to Mircea Tiberian & Liviu Butoi at the Church in Valiug, 11.00 a.m., and Pedro Negrescu & Friends at ‘La Rascruce,’ 2.00 p.m. Concerts will also be held outdoors from 7.00 p.m. in Poiana Lupului by artists like Jazzybit (Romania), Mike Stern/ Bill Evans Band feat. Dennis Chambers & Tom Kennedy (U.S.), Tom Harrell Colors of a Dream with Esperanza Spalding (U.S.), and Stian Westerhus (Norway).
In between concerts, audiences will also be able to view exhibitions and take part in book releases.
Tickets are priced at RON 80 and all-festival subscriptions cost RON 300, but there are also 3-day subscriptions available for RON 220. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased on spot.

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