Sat, May 19, 2018
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Gala - 2018 Bucharest International Jazz Competition @ Europafest at EUROPAfest at Odeon Theatre
Final & Gala
Bucharest International Jazz Competition 2018
Bucharest International Jazz Competition is one of the most appreciated jazz events, by specialists and the public, the event being ranked among the first 3 european jazz competitions. Over the years, the competition has proved to be a promoter for jazz musicians and bands, not only in Eastern Europe but all over the world. Its mission is to contribute to the acknowledgment of jazz values and to celebrate creativity and freedom of expression in music. From the USA to Europe and Asia, the best jazz artists of the new generation come to Bucharest to perform in amazing concerts.
Here what Jim Linahon / USA, jury member in 2017, Grammy and Emmy nominated producer, Professor of Music at Fullerton College says: "I wanted to thank you for the opportunity to work at your festival and to congratulate you and your staff for such an outstanding week of jazz and competitions. The level was exceptionally high and the operations were very well done. It was a pleasure working with you!”
Also, Levi Saelua, leader of Triism band – Grand Prize Winner of the 2016 edition declared: „We are incredibly humbled to have shared the stage with so many amazing musicians; each group's dedication to their craft was truly inspiring. The most meaningful aspect of this competition, however, was connecting with so many genuinely kind and beautiful people from all parts of the world. Thank you to the festival and jury for this honor.”
Bucharest International Jazz Competition is truly an explosion of color and energy. Everything happens in the blink of a moment, with talent, inspiration and improvisation. During the years it gained the reputation of the most powerful competition in the region, presenting well defined projects, with vision, with novel themes, from the greatest jazz centers in the world. The winner is chosen by a jury composed of artists and teachers, personalities of the international jazz world.
Odeon Theatre, Calea Victoriei 70