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Jazz at Bran Castle 2018 - Tickets
The Foundation Jazz Festivals & Events in collaboration with Compania de Administrare a Domeniului Bran are hosting the sixth edition of the festival Jazz at Bran Castle, scheduled from August 24th to August 26th, 2018, set, like the previous editions, in the inner courtyard of Bran Castle and in Râșnov Evangelical Church.
This year’s edition of the festival intends, amongst other, to rejoin some artists who did not perform together lately, such as: Stefano Bollani, acclaimed as the best Italian piano player of the last years and Enrico Rava, a fabulous musician, always eager to perform various musical projects, his trumpet being full of meaning over the time.
In the first evening, the festival will host few outstanding concerts, performed by the excellent Cuban piano player Omar Sosa and the versatile Kora player, Seckou Keita, from Senegal, seconded by Gustavo Ovalles, a percussionist from Venezuela. The Trio will present their latest recording, “Transparent Water”, an album which perfectly match the sound of various instruments from Africa and South America with the piano’s one. In the subsequent musical act,
Swedish bass player Lars Danielsson together with British guitar player, John Parricelli, Swedish percussionist Magnus Öström and the pianist Grégory Privat, from Martinique, will present “Liberetto III” (ACT 9840-2), a very melodic and wide-ranging album.
The festival aims to bring to the attention of Romanian jazz fans some unusual musical performances, a coming together of classical music and jazz, such as the concert of Trio Medieval, a Septentrional vocal and instrumental Norwegian trio, celebrating their seventh album at ECM label,“ Rimur”, a recording released together with the talented Norwegian trumpeter Arve Henriksen, making his debut at Jazz at Bran Castle. In the same context is the concert of Rabih Abou-Khalil Trio, in which the art of Rabih Abou-Khalil, a Lebanese oud virtuoso, is combined with a refined percussion technique of the American drummer Jarrod Cagwin and the lyricism of the Italian accordionist Luciano Biondini into an original fusion, called “world-jazz”. The Trio will promote their latest recording “ The Flood and the Fate of Fish”, released in February 2018.
One of best friends of the festival, the Italian bandeonist Daniele Di Bonaventura, returns to present edition together with Vertere String Quartet, to perform a classic project, maybe his most melodious recording “Sine Nomine”. In line with these coming backs, the Norwegian trumpeter Nils Peter Molvaer will perform, this time in a trio, the latest recording of his quartet, “Buoyancy”.
In the baroque ambiance of the Evangelical Church of Râșnov, Trio Medieval and Arve Henriksen will make new the sounds of profane music in the sacred interior of the church.
The most visited touristic venue of Romania, Bran Castle, will become again the Amphitryon of the international jazz.
The concerts shall take place from Friday to Sunday, starting at 7 p.m., hosted in the inner courtyard of Bran Castle and Saturday, at 12:00 a.m., in Râșnov Evangelical Church.
The concerts’ schedule is set forth as follows:
Friday - August 24th , 2018
Omar Sosa Trio “Transparent Water”
Omar Sosa ( Cuba) – piano, percussion, keyboards
Seckou Keita (Senegal) – kora
Gustavo Ovalles (Venezuela) – percussion
Lars Danielsson Quartet “Liberetto III”
Lars Danielsson (Sweden)- bass
John Parricelli ( Great Britain)- guitar
Grégory Privat (Martinique)- piano
Magnus Öström (Sweden) - percussion
Saturday, August 25 th, 2018
12:00 a.m. - Râșnov Evangelical Church
Trio Medieval & Arve Henriksen (Norway)
Jorun Lovise Husan (Norway)-vocal
Linn Andrea Fuglseth (Norway)-vocal
Anna Maria Friman (Norway)-vocal
Arve Henriksen (Norway)- trumpet, electronics
Enrico Rava and Stefano Bollani Duo
Enrico Rava (Italy) – trumpet
Stefano Bollani( Italy)-piano
Trio Medieval & Arve Henriksen
Jorun Lovise Husan (Norway)-vocal
Linn Andrea Fuglseth (Norway)-vocal and shrutibox
Anna Maria Friman (Norway)-vocal and hardanger
Arve Henriksen (Norway)- trumpet and electronics
Nils Peter Molvaer Trio- “Buoyancy”
Nils Peter Molvaer (Norway)-trumpet
Jo Berger Myhre – (Norway)- bass
Erland Dahlen –(Norway)- percussion
Sunday, August 26th, 2018
Daniele Di Bonaventura & Vertere String Quartet “Sine Nomine”
Daniele Di Bonaventura (Italy)-bandoneon
Giuseppe Amatulli (Italy) –violin
Rita Paglionico (Italy)- violin
Domenico Mastro(Italy)- viola
Dattoli Pietro(Italy)- cello
Rabih Abou-Khalil Trio “The Flood and the Fate of Fish”
Jarrod Cagwin (USA) – percussion
Luciano Biondini (Italia)- accordion
All details related to artists shall be found on the official site of the festival, www.jazzevents.ro
Partners: ANDANTE MUSIC, BANG & OLUFSEN, ART SEVEN, CADMUS AUDIO, GREEN HOURS, FUNDATIA JAZZ BANAT, Jazz Fan Rising.
Sponsors: MERCEDES, RUBIN MEYER DORU & TRANDAFIR LAW FIRM, COMPANIA DE ADMINISTRARE A DOMENIULUI BRAN, BLUE ROCK FINANCIAL SERVICES , COMCONTRACTOR, CARPATINA, GSA Wines.
Media partners: SAPTE SERI, RADIO ROMANIA, 24 FUN, Sunete Magazine.
Promoter: Foundation Jazz Festivals & Events