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AUGUST 26-28, 2016 ______




Tickets and passes for the 4th edition of Jazz at Bran Castle can be purchased from :

The pass is valid and grants access to all the festival concerts from August 26 to 28, 2016 – price RON 350.
The ticket for a concert - price RON 150.


The Foundation Jazz Festivals & Events in collaboration with Compania de Administrare a Domeniului Bran are hosting the forth edition of the festival JAZZ at BRAN CASTLE, scheduled from August 26th to August 28th, 2016 set, like the previsous editions, in the inner courtyard of Bran Castle and in Râșnov Evangelical Church.

This year’s edition of the festival tries, one more time, to reunite artists that have not performed before in Romania or within the festival or, as the case may be, in their current performing structure, such as: Italian pianist Giovanni Ceccarelli, who will perform together with the Italian bandeonist Daniele di Bonaventura their latest recording "Mare Calmo"; Giovanni Guidi Trio, the introspective Italian pianist being supported by the American double bassist Thomas Morgan and the Portuguese drummer João Lobo. In the same context is Phronesis, a Danish-British- Norwegian trio, holder of several jazz awards not long ago, which returns to Romania to promote their recent album “Parallax”, released this April; the notorious and unconventional German trumpeter Markus Stockhausen with “Quadrivium” project, having its Romanian first performance, together with German cellist Jörg Brinkmann, Italian pianist and organist Angelo Comisso and German drummer Christian Thomé and Jacob Young Trio, the Norwegian guitarist, with a Romanian opening night, being supported by Italian drummer Paolo Vinaccia, a devoted friend of the festival, and Norwegian sax player Bendik Hofseth.

A continuing presence of Romanian jazz festivals during the last years, the piano virtuoso from Italy, Stefano Battaglia, will join the festival with two different projects: with his last trio, performing the ECM album “In The Morning” and his last duet with German clarinet player Ulrich Drechsler, promoting their last album “Little Peace Lullaby” to be released this May.

We also have the pleasure to bring back the Swedish pianist Bobo Stenson, this time alongside with double bassist Palle Danielsson and drummer Jon Christensen – two remarkable representatives of Norwegian jazz scene- the ECM artists performing for the first time together. From the same Norwegian jazz areal come back Helge Lien Trio, a band who waited a very long time a storm’s end few years ago in Garana to enchant a limited public, blessed with a particular concert which worth in full their remain for the nature’s rest.

In the baroque ambiance of the Evangelical Church of Râșnov, Daniele di Bonaventura, Giovanni Ceccarelli, Markus Stockhausen, Jörg Brinkmann and Angelo Comisso will make new the sounds of profane music in the sacred interior of the church.

The most visited touristic venue of Romania, Bran Castle, will become again the amphitryon of the international jazz.

The concerts shall take place from Friday to Sunday, in the already known rhythm of three sets per evening, at 7 p.m., hosted in the inner courtyard of Bran Castle and Saturday, at 12:00, respectively Sanday, at 13:30, in Râșnov Evangelical Church.

The concerts’ schedule is set forth as follows:


At 7:00PM

Bobo Stenson, Palle Danielsson & Jon Christensen
Bobo Stenson – piano
Palle Danielsson – double bass
Jon Christensen – drums

At 8:00PM
JGiovanni Guidi Trio
Giovanni Guidi – piano
Thomas Morgan – doublebass
João Lobo – drums

At 9:00PM
Phronesis “Parallax”
Jasper Høiby – doublebass
Ivo Neame – piano
Anton Eger – drums

At 7:00PM
Helge Lien Trio
Helge Lien - pian
Frode Berg - doublebass
Per Oddvar Johansen - drums

At 8:00PM
Stefano Battaglia Trio “In the Morning”
Stefano Battaglia – piano
Salvatore Maiore – doublebass
Roberto Dani – drums

At 9:00PM
Giovanni Ceccarelli & Daniele Di Bonaventura
"Mare Calmo"

At 9:30PM
Daniele di Bonaventura Band’Union
Daniele Di Bonaventura – bandoneon
Marcello Peghin – 10 strings guitar
Alfredo Laviano – percussion
Felice Del Gaudio – doublebass

At 1:30pm - Râșnov Evangelical Church

Markus Stockhausen
Jörg Brinkmann & Angelo Comisso

At 7:00PM - Bran Castle
Ulrich Drechsler & Stefano Battaglia “Little Peace Lullaby”
Ulrich Dreschler – bass clarinet, basset horn
Stefano Battaglia – piano

At 8:00PM
Jakob Young Trio
Jakob Young – electric guitar
Bendik Hofseth – saxophone
Paolo Vinaccia – percution

At 9:00PM
Markus Stockhausen – trumpet
Jörg Brinkmann – cello
Angelo Comisso – piano
Christian Thome – drums

Press Release - Apr 21, 2016:

English Version | Romanian Version
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ABOUT US ______

The Foundation was established by a very small group of music enthusiasts who had followed the high quality artistic scene from Romania and worldwide for a very long time. Being supporters, fans and contributors of the Garana Jazz Festival, the #1 event of its kind in S E Europe, the starting members noticed that not all exceptional concerts may take place into the wide open air set of Garana, but there is need for a more private venue. They believed that the inner court of the Bran Castle has the open air performance perfume, the beauty of the Atheneum and the acoustics of a professional recording studio, therefore this small in audience, great in public and line-up Jazz @ Bran Castle Festival was developed as Foundation’s first project. Not only jazz, but both contemporary and classical projects are performed, many as a premiere. Fusion, crossover and improvisation are on the menu. But mostly pure, sublime music. The artists from Jazz @ Bran Castle are all regular guests of the most important musical happenings from all around the world.

JAZZ Musicians ______

Paolo Vinaccia
Trygve Seim
Andreas Utnem
Palle Mikkelborg
Carsten Dahl
Paolo Angeli
Nils P. Molvaer
Geir Sundstøl
Vincent Peirani
Emile Parisien
D. Bonaventura
Mathias Eick




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