Sibiu Jazz Festival will celebrate this year its 45th edition and will bring to Sibiu, during October 22 – 25 well-known artists of the jazz genre. An important part of the festival, the SJF Competition is presently at the 15th edition and will be held on October 19, 20, 21.
“The Jazz Week in Sibiu reaffirms its status as the most solid Romanian brand among festivals of this genre. Such longevity is rare and represents a genuine landmark for Sibiu. It is mostly to be said that the program will provide innovative artistic projects, varying in style and ethno-cultural origins”, Simona Adina Maxim, executive manager of Sibiu Jazz Festival declared.
The festival is opened by the Sibiu Jazz Festival Competition, due to take place between October 19 – 21, at the Gong Theatre, starting at 7 pm. Attendants are awaited from Timisoara, Bucharest, Iasi, Brasov, Targu
Mures, Sfantu Gheorghe, Sibiu, the Republic of Moldova and Hungary.
On Thursday, October 22 (the Gong Theatre, starting at 7 pm), the audience will enjoy groove rhythms brought by the “Jazz Talks” project by Swiss trio Vein and the refined jazz of the quartet led by Italian double bass player Niccolo Faraci.
The evening of Friday, October 23 (Thalia Hall, starting at 7 pm) will be opened by an extraordinary concert of the most famous Spanish flamenco-jazz pianist, Dorantes, in premiere in Romania. The second performance of the evening will be held by Edi Jak Neumann International Quartet, with a program “In Memoriam Ornette Coleman”.
On Saturday, October 24 (Thalia Hall, at 7 pm), a brand new project will be presented, created at Sibiu as part of the project “Jazz Residency”, attended by musicians from Jordan, Moldova and Romania. The second performance of the night will be held by Amos Hoffman Quartet (Israel),whose project “Brown Sugar” is an electrifying combination, including Oriental melodic and rhythm influences entwining with American groove. The evening will be closed by exotic Cuban rhythms: Soneros De Verdad, the second generation of Buena Vista Social Club, for the first time in Romania; their music is a mix of son, danzon and jazz, due to charm the audience.
The last evening of the festival will bring to Sibiu on Sunday, October 25 (Thalia Hall, at 7 pm), pianist Sebastian Spanache, whose trio performs music that explores beyond the classical limits of the jazz trio. The evening will be closed by African rhythms of Island Jazz (Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambic). Their music stands out by the exotism generated by combining jazz music with ancient African music.
Every evening, the audience is invited to Jam Session and Jazz Party at Music Pub, starting at 11:00 PM. The access is free in the limit of available seats.
Tickets and subscriptions may be purchased in the Eventim network, Humanitas book shops, Orange, Vodafone, Germanos, OMV stores.