Bucharest Jazz Festival returns between September 16 and 18, 2022, with a new edition of concerts and live sessions.
Bucharest Jazz Festival 2022 takes place at The Combinatul Fondului Plastic, a space dedicated to events in the arts and design area. The ninth edition is organized by the Capital City Hall, through the Culture, Education, Tourism Directorate of The Municipality of Bucharest and ARCUB, with the support of The Institute, the Union of Plastic Artists from Romania and the Plastic Fund Combine.
This year’s edition comes with a concept focused on Romanian jazz and is curated by musicologist and journalist Florian Lungu, an essential name of the local jazz scene who documented, experienced and witnessed many events that wrote the history of jazz autochthonous.
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This year. Bucharest Jazz Festival #9 means three days of good music in a new location for fans of the festival, at Combinatul Fondului Plastic where, lately, so many important things have been happening.
The festival program is divided into three thematic evenings. The festival’s first day is dedicated to artists from the new generation of jazzmen and groups four concerts under the theme “Young Blood Jazz Musicians.” The “Jazz Diaspora” evening presents concerts by Romanian jazz artists abroad. The festival’s last day is entitled “Jazz Virtuoso” and brings names from Combinat to the stage consecrated to the local jazz. The edition’s lineup includes ZMEI3, Sorin Zlat, Ion Tuntu Baciu Jr., Trigon, Eva Maria Garlea & Robert Cozma and the collaboration between Luiza Zan and the Radio Big Band directed by Ionel Tudor.
The entry is free for every jazz lover, so if you have some free time to spare on quality music you should definitely participate to enjoy one of Romania’s most anticipated jazz music festivals.
About Bucharest Jazz Festival
The festival that brought Jan Garbarek, Dave Douglas, Carmen Lundy, Lee Konitz and Roy to Bucharest Hargrove, Bucharest Jazz Festival is the most important jazz event in the Capital. Debuts in George Enescu Square in 2011 under the name ARCUB Live Open Air – Jazz, Blues & More, and in 2014 becomes the Bucharest Jazz Festival, a unique mix of concerts, exhibitions and disc and book releases. Festival member of the European Jazz Network, Bucharest Jazz Festival puts Romania at the vanguard of the jazz phenomenon from Eastern Europe with nine editions of live concerts and conferences, jazz photography exhibitions, music films and documentaries, masterclasses, workshops, jazz albums and book releases.