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New musicians in the line-up and a Polish Jazz Night that extends Gărâna Jazz Festival to 5 days of jazz in the Wolf’s Meadow, 5 – 9 July 2023

Gărâna Jazz Festival, the most important open-air jazz event in Central and Eastern Europe will take place over the course of 6 days in the Wolf’s Meadow of Garana Village, between 5th-9th July 2023. A decision was reached to add an extra day to the 27th edition, with the wish to continue the format of the previous edition, where specific days were dedicated to the jazz of Norway, Sweden and Finland. As such, we shall start Gărâna Jazz Festival 2023 on 5th July, with an evening dedicated to the jazz of Poland.

In collaboration with the Zbigniew Seifert Foundation, Wednesday, 5th July 2023, the Wolf’s Meadow will host the Seifert Night at Gărâna Jazz Festival. We are delighted to celebrate the contribution of Polish artists to the evolution of European contemporary jazz, showcasing the works of Leszek Możdżer, Marcin Wasilewski Trio and Marcin Pater Trio.

Leszek Możdżer – photo: Sisi Cecylia

In addition, confirmed new artists on the main stage in Wolf’s Meadow are:

Ibrahim Maalouf (Sunday, 9 July),

Ibrahim Maalouf

Oded Tzur Quartet (Saturday, 8 July),

Blazzaj (Saturday, 8 July),

JazzyBit (Friday, 7 July),

and in the Văliug Catholic Church –  7th SENSE (Friday, 7 July), Răzvan Cipcă Trio (Saturday, 8 July).

Previously announced artists for the 27th Edition of the Gărâna Jazz Festival are:

Per Mathisen & Jan Gunnar Hoff feat Nguyên Lê & Gary Husband, Rebekka Bakken Band, Sinikka Langeland – Wind and Sun, Daniel Herskedal Trio, The Side Effects – Marius Neset, Stian Carstensen, Thomas Strønen, Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr feat Jörg Brinkmann, Camille Bertault & David Helbock, Enzo Favata Band – The Crossing, Michel Godard feat. Luciano Biondini & Nataša Mirković, Michel Godard – solo, Austrian Syndicate.

Tickets for Gărâna Jazz Festival  2023 are available online, at, and in the branches of Inmedio & RELAY, Germanos, Vodafone as well as the Romanian Post offices.

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

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

One-day ticket: 140 RON.

Children under the age of 14 are granted free entry.

Already acquired passes are valid for the full 5-day period of the festival.

Information about transport in the area, accommodation and camping grounds as well as the backpack content that will make your stay more plesent over the five festival day are available on the festival website at

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Garana Jazz Festival is organised by the Jazz Banat Cultural Foundation. Over the past 25 years, more than 100.000 audience members and artists have shared the experience of avant-garde jazz under the open sky in a small village in the heart of the Banat mountains in Romania. Some of our guests on the Garana stages include: Eberhard Weber, Jan Garbarek, Stanley Clarke, Mike Stern, Tomasz Stańko, Enrico Rava, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Jordan, John Abercrombie, Miroslav Vitouš, Zakir Hussain, Bugge Wesseltoft,Youn Sun Nah, Charles Lloyd, John Scofield, Jack DeJohnette, Hiromi, Terje Rypdal, Dhafer Youssef and so many more. Details on



Gărâna Jazz Festival 2023 Program

Wednesday, 5th July, Wolf’s Meadow:

Seifert Night at Gărâna Jazz Festival

Marcin Pater Trio

Leszek Możdżer

Marcin Wasilewski Trio

Thursday, 6th July, Wolf’s Meadow:

Julian & Roman Wasserfuhr feat Jörg Brinkmann

Camille Bertault & David Helbock

Enzo Favata Band – The Crossing

Friday, 7th July:

Văliug Catholic Church, 11.00 am


Wolf’s Meadow


Michel Godard feat. Luciano Biondini & Nataša Mirković

Austrian Syndicate

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

Saturday, 8th July,

Văliug Catholic Church, 11.00 am

Răzvan Cipcă Trio

Wolf’s Meadow:


Rebekka Bakken Band

Oded Tzur Quartet

Sinikka Langeland – Wind and Sun

Sunday, 9th July:

Văliug Catholic Church, 11.00 am

Michel Godard solo

Wolf’s Meadow

Daniel Herskedal Trio

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

Ibrahim Maalouf