Starting December 17, jazz and a cappella enthusiasts can listen to popular sextet Jazzapella’s series of Christmas concerts in Bucharest, Predeal (mountain resort in Prahova Valley) and other cities in the country. The concerts are a preview of their new Christmas album to be launched this week – 10 a cappella carols ranging from jazz standards like ”White Christmas” and ”Jingle Bells” to archaic songs from the Romanian and Hungarian folklore. The sound of this album softly sways from jazz, to world-music and local traditions.
Jazzappella is the only jazz a cappella band in Romania. Since its founding, three years ago, the sextet developed a singular character, with a sound of a rare versatility in rhythm and dynamic. Together, the six artists coming from very different backgrounds are a live example of what the human voice can achieve.
Listen to the latest release from their Christmas album: