Jazz in the Park
A time for friends and jazz music in the heart of Transylvania
This summer, jazz lovers will be able to listen to some of the greatest artists of the genre, in the heart of Transylvania, Romania, at the Jazz in the Park festival. Organized in July 4-7 in Cluj-Napoca, the festival comes with many great news, including the line-up: Marcus Miller, Ghost Note, Judith Hill, Tiny Fingers, Iordache, Malox, Noya Rao, Shai Maestro Trio, Alaska Snack Time, and many more will perform on the Jazz in the Park stages this year.
From its very beginning in 2013, Jazz in the Park focused on the needs and dynamics of the local community. With initiativessuch as the Jazz in the Park Fund, the Art in the Street project (formerly named Jazz in the Street), the reusable cups introduced last year or the concerts held in Pata Rât, a segregated area near Cluj-Napoca, Jazz in the Park has developed into something more than just another music event on the market. Seven years ago, it was prohibited for people to use the Central Park (which was about to be the main location of the festival) at its whole potential – no stepping on the grass, no walking your dog around there. It was with the Jazz in the Park team that things started to change, and the first edition of the festival received a great positive feedback from the local community.
Ever since, Jazz in the Park evolved into a pretty massive event, with greater and greater line-ups every year, and many extra activities: art installations, the children area, lounge areas, an ‘office in the park’ area and so on. Artists such as Richard Bona, Bill Laurance, Dhafer Youssef, Robert Glasper, Nik Bärtsch, Nouvelle Vague, Hindi Zahra and Alfa Mist are just a few of the names who performed at the recent editions of the festival, which led to Jazz in the Park becoming one of the most important European festivals of the genre.
This year, Jazz in the Park goes totally access-free. Compared to previous editions, there will no longer be indoor concerts with paid entrance. The events will take place solely in the Central Park of Cluj-Napoca, which means that people will not have to pay any tickets – except for the non-mandatory ones, if they want to. As we’ve mentioned above, the festival has initiated the Jazz in the Park Fund, which is meant to support different socio-cultural causes, together with the festival community. People can buy a non-mandatory ticket, and the money raised from the acquisitions goes into financing these causes. This year, the Fund’s purpose is to support the people who have little or no access to culture.
Thus, the festival encourages people to enjoy normality and to start thinking about the world around them. The seventh edition focuses on the idea of a time for friends – a time in which you can turn towards the other and offer your help or simply enjoy their company wherever you are. And if you dream of a lovely summer day in the park, surrounded by dear ones, with great jazz artists performing live right in front of you, then Jazz in the Park is the place to be.
3. - 5.5.2019
Piața Ștefan cel Mare nr 5, bloc VI, ap 62
+40 371 186 439
Piața Ștefan cel Mare 5
tel: +40 721 266 069
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All concerts are free
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