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Sibiu Jazz Festival to feature rock music too

The organizers of the Sibiu Jazz Festival announced that this year’s event will be held between the 21st and 23rd of August 

The communiqué of the festival reads: “Sibiu Jazz Festival, a unique musical experience comes with a surprise for the Romanian and also international audience. Sibiu Jazz Festival continues its tradition on the musical scene of Romania with an innovation on the level of its repertoire and artistic expressiveness. Besides the elegance and rhythm of classic jazz, the festival this year has a novelty rock component, offering not just a totally unusual artistic experience but also an alternative to connect with people, have fun live and online through the universal vocation of music while respecting the regulations imposed by the COVID19 virus. The Romanian audience is expected at the end of the penultimate week of August, on the 21st, 2nd and 23rd, to revive their spirits in Sibiu together with great artists of the international scene who will set souls in motion through their rich and creative music. During the three days of the festival, the following bands will perform: Paolo Profeti & ArtHitElectronic – Swing Project, Firma – Commissioned Jazz-Rock Project, Vita de Vie – Acoustic Jazz-Rock Project, Berti Barbera and many more.”

Sibiu Jazz Festival is the only festival in Romania included in the international promotion programme of cultural tourism, which was launched on the European market between 2018-2010: Jazz Across Europe.

According to the organizers, Sibiu Jazz Festival is a major cultural event of national and international importance considering “the longevity, consistency and the impressive number of celebrities from the genre who honor the festival with their presence.”

“These kinds of festivals are rare in the world, those that can take pride in a history of almost five decades, when the existence of this music itself barely exceeds a century. The biography of the festival combines perfectly with the world history of jazz, which represents a lovely story of the creative freedom of man. Thus at the beginning of the seventies, the first three editions of the National Jazz Festival were held in Ploiesti. […] [T]he festival then had to be moved to Sibiu in 1974, enjoying respect and support even from the communist political officials, being organized by the dedicated Jazz Club Sibiu, which was the most powerful jazz club in the country back then. In 1977, the festival became international through the participation of a group of musicians from Czechoslovakia. In 2005, the Sibiu Jazz Festival was acknowledged as being the most important event of this type in Romania, becoming a member with full rights in the most important network of festivals and jazz promoters in Europe: Europe Jazz Network,” states the communiqué.

The full program of the festival can be accessed at this link: https://sibiujazz.eu/.

Featured photo: Romaniainsider

Author: Blanka Székely