Jazz in Church, the yearly festival taking place at the Evangelical Church in Bucharest, is adding this year an event for children, titled Jazz for Kids.

The festival, set to take place March 30th to April 3rd, brings this year also a series of top international jazz musicians to Bucharest. Among the guests are John Surman, a representative of avant-garde jazz and Palle Mikkelborg, a top European progressive jazzman.

Two New York trios are invited for the first time this year at the festival. These are Sylvie Courvoisier, Drew Gress & Kenny Wollesen, known for the dynamic supported by the group leader, pianist Sylvie Courvoiser; and the trio lead by Lionel Loueke, alongside Massimo Biolcati and Ferenc Nemeth. The latter group combines elements of traditional West-African music with novel vocal inflexions.

Also at the event, Tord Gustavsen will showcase, alongside Jarle Vespestad and singer Simin Tander, their new project What was said. At the same time, Michel Godard together with Bruno Helstroffer and Lucas Niggli will take audiences through a musical time travel, using 16th century instruments. Along the same line, Edouard Ferlet’s recital is an homage to J.S. Bach, aiming to take down any preconception of the jazz audience regarding classical music.

The Jazz for Kids event takes place April 2nd, starting 11.00, and is a free-entrance event, where both grownups and children can meet jazz and musical improvisation. The show is developed around an original script, using music composed by jazz musician Mihai Iordache. The artists taking part and translating jazz to children are Mihai Iordache, Dan Alex Mitrofan, Adi Stoenescu and Tavi Scurtu.

Tickets for the Jazz in Church festival, priced RON 100, are available at eventim.ro.

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