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Day 10 @ Jazz in the Park 2018: The Nouvelle Vague Day begins!

There’s only two more festival days left. Let us enjoy the final days of this year’s edition. We know that this June was reaally rainy, but we managed to see through! You were all great and you joined our rain dances listening to good music. This is the attitude that keeps the festival alive and makes the experience so special.

Today is the Nouvelle Vague Day – today’s headliner whose concert we are so looking forward to see starting 10:30 p.m.

The party is in the Central Park and there’ll be 4 stages: Main, Alternative, VRTW and Romania 100. Starting 3 p.m., Bully – a well-known romanian DJ situated at the confluence between underground and mainstream – will take on the VRTW stage. At 6 p.m. we’ll listen to Calibro45 and his trip-hop, drum and bass, breakbeats, funk, hip hop and soul mix and at 9 p.m. we meet again with UFe, who we’ve already met at the afterparty at the Art Museum.

At the Main Stage, the concerts start at 5 p.m. with a Bossa Nova concert by Alex Man and Gabriela Costa. At 6:30 p.m. Sanem Kalfa & George Dumitru will go on stage. This Netherlandish duo has a global multicultural perspective that goes really well with jazz. At 8:20 p.m. we’ll be meeting with Kroke, an international musical success that has managed to draw the attention of Peter Gabriel, Nigel Kennedy and Steven Spielberg. With a klezmer musical debut, Kroke now focus on their own improvisations while being inspired by international ethnic music.

Tonight’s last concert on the Main Stage (starting 10:30 p.m) is that of a band we’ve been yearning to see live for a long while: Nouvelle Vague. Bossa Nova = NouvelleVague = New Wave, this is the metatext that defines the band: an unique project that brought the punk and post-punk into a Bossa Nova area. There is a Marc Collin-directed documentary that follows their impressing musical journey, the talents that took part in this project and the magical world tour moments. Nouvelle Vague is one of the most important names of this year’s edition and we are certain that the show will be an experience to remember.

Starting 6 p.m. at the Alternative Stage we’ll be listening to Infusion, an acoustic band with a mood-wise up-and-down type of a setlist ranging from the melancholic blues to the vivid funk and the relaxing jazzy sounds. The jazz-rockers from JazzyBIT have already impressed us at Pata Rât with their blues, latino and funk influences, so it can only be a pleasure to listen to them again today, starting 7 p.m.

Moonlight Breakfast closes the Alternative Stage tonight with a rough, but sophisticated mix between Electro, Beat, Nu-Jazz and Swing. As heroes of the Romanian musical stage, Moonlight Breakfast have drawn the attention of the international critics, receiving good feedback thanks to their distinctive sound.

On the Romania 100 Stage, the Nicolas Simion & Sorin Romanescu duo have put together a Johnny Răducanu tribute concert. Johnny Răducanu was a great jazz piano player, who inspired many generations of jazz-enthustiasts and to whose reinterpreted songs we will be listening to tonight.

The festival day becomes at 12 p.m. with a lot of activities to raise the spirits. We’ve got the sports area with volleyball, wall climbing, archery and ziplining, we’ve got the Casino Music Bazaar, we’ve got concerts and workshops for kids, jam sessions and karaoke, VR experiences and poetry readings.

Let’s dance!

You can find the complete program here.

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