Jazz bands from 23 countries will perform at EUROPAfest Romania this summer

Jazz groups from 23 countries have been invited to take part in this year’s edition of EUROPAfest, the international festival covering four musical genres – jazz, blues, pop and classical music. The event is scheduled for July 1-9.

According to the organizers, the festival will bring to Romania jazz bands from South Africa, Australia, Belgium, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Iran, from Israel, Italy, United Kingdom, Nigeria, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, United States, Wales, Tunisia, Turkey and Ukraine.

The program of the event includes a competition, concerts, jam sessions, public rehearsals, workshops for the public, autograph sessions and master classes.

“It’s all about live music and quality!” is the slogan chosen for this year’s edition.

“A large number of applications from all over the world were registered for the jazz section of the festival. Renowned artists or young emerging talents participated in the project competition which ended on March 1. It was exciting to see the interest and openness of musicians to come to Romania in the current context. Our festival has certainly acquired a well-deserved prestige abroad, but the music is what unites us. It is heard beyond the masks and will be heard above the sound of the guns. We want EUROPAfest #29 to be a source of joy”, said Luigi Gageos, Director of EUROPAfest.

Further details of the event will be announced online on the festival website and social media pages.

In 2005, EUROPAfest was the first local event to be placed under the patronage of the Royal House of Romania. In 2015, he also received the EFFE | Title of the best festivals in Europe.


(Photo source: the organizers; photo credit: Manole Nistor)

Ada J. Kenney