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Gărâna Jazz Festival – 27th edition – new musicians in the line-up

            The XXVII edition of the Gărâna Jazz Festival is just one month away and we are happy to announce that the line-up is enriched with four bands.

         In Wolf’s Meadow, Austrian trombonist Paul Zauner will play on Thursday 6 July in a quartet with American pianist Carlton Holmes, Austrian bassist Wolfram Derschmidt and drummer Dusan Navokov from Serbia. Since the mid-1980s, Paul Zauner has played with international jazz greats such as Leon Thomas, George Adams, David Murray, Gregory Porter, Donald Smith, Mansur Scott and has produced some remarkable recordings.

photo: Andrei Infinit

            On Saturday 8 July, Dean Bowman, the charismatic singer who has made his mark in jazz, rock, gospel and soul, will perform with Serbian pianist Vasil Hadžimanov and Americans Nimrod Speaks – bass and Ronnie Burrage – drums. His expressive voice, acquired through mastering and combining many vocal techniques and styles, has earned Dean Bowman countless collaborations with internationally renowned musicians: Don Byron, John Scofield, Reggie Workman, Charlie Hunter, Bernie Worell, Steve Coleman, MeShell Ndegeoshello and many others.

photo: Andrei Infinit

            On the stage of the Catholic Church in Văliug, the young generation of Romanian jazz musicians will be represented by Marquis Noir from Cluj-Napoca (Friday, July 7) and Marta Popovici, on Sunday, July 9. Each will bring a fresh sound, original visions, passion and lots of energy to share

XXVIIth Edition Programme:

Wednesday, 5 July, Wolf’s Meadow:

Seifert Night at Gărâna Jazz Festival

Marcin Pater Trio

Leszek Możdżer

Marcin Wasilewski Trio

Thursday, 6 July, Wolf’s Meadow:


Austrian Syndicate

Paul Zauner Quartet

Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr feat Jörg Brinkmann

Friday, 7 July:

Catholic Church in Văliug, 11.00 am


Marquis Noir

Wolf’s Meadow


Enzo Favata Band – The Crossing

Camille Bertault & David Helbock

Per Mathisen & Jan Gunnar Hoff feat Nguyên Lê & Gary Husband

Saturday, 8 July,

Catholic Church in Văliug, 11.00 am

Răzvan Cipcă Trio

Wolf’s Meadow:

Dean Bowman Band

Rebekka Bakken Band

Oded Tzur Quartet

Sinikka Langeland – Wind and Sun

Michel Godard feat. Luciano Biondini & Nataša Mirković

Sunday, 9 July:

Catholic Church in Văliug, 11.00 am

Michel Godard solo

Marta Popovici

Wolf’s Meadow

Daniel Herskedal Trio

The Side Effects – Marius Neset, Stian Carstensen, Thomas Strønen

Abonamentele de festival sau biletele de o zi pot fi achiziționate online: in the branches of Inmedio & RELAY, Germanos, Vodafone and the Romanian Post Offices.

5-day pass (Wednesday – Sunday): 650 RON

4-day pass (Thursday – Sunday): 520 RON

Day Ticket: 140 RON.

Children under 14 have free admission.

Information about transport possibilities in the area, accommodation or camping and what to pack to enjoy the five days of jazz in Gărâna in the most relaxed conditions is available at


Fundația Culturală Jazz Banat

With the support of:

Ministry of Culture of Romania, Reșița Town Hall, Caraș Severin County Council, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland, Zbigniew Seifert Foundation, French institute, German Culture Center Timișoara, West University Timișoara


UniCredit Bank, Catena, OMV, Egeria, Bioclinica, Comtim, CM Metal Trading, Simbol Print

Media Partners:

Dilema Veche, Igloo Magazine


Andante Music, Asociația Prin Banat, Librăriile Bibliopolis, Gasthof Tirol

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