Jazz pianist Lucian Ban brings American jazz to Romania

Newsroom 26/05/2011 | 12:18

After more than a decade since his departure from Romania for a jazz career in New York, piano player Lucian Ban is returning to his home country with a special project, presenting his vision of America through music. The solo-piano recital is called American Landscapes and will take place at Teatrul Act, in Bucharest, on June 1.

Speaking of American Landscapes, Ban explains his fascination towards American music: “What fascinated me in my musical trips throughout the US was mainly the extraordinary diversity, with myriads of genres and sources from all throughout the world (America is the place for global immigration by definition), but especially through the ubiquitous avant-garde spirit and its constant experimentation”.

Twice nominated in 2005 & 2006 for prestigious Hans Koller “Best European

Jazz Musician Preis“ award, pianist, bandleader, composer & arranger Lucian

Ban is originally from Cluj, Transylvania, Romania. He currently lives in New

York City where is part of the next generation of performers & composers at

the forefront of contemporary modern jazz.

His talent has been remarked by film critics throughout the world. Jeff Stockton, jazz critic, for example observed that “Ban’s tasteful, reflective piano playing combines the elegance and technical precision of the European classical tradition with wide-ranging musical interests and a passion for improvisation”.

The spectacle will begin at 19.00. Tickets for the concert may be purchased at the Teatrul Act box office, open from Monday to Friday, between 11.00 and 18.30 and during weekends, between 12.00 and 18.30. For further information or reservations, please access www.teatrulact.ro or call  +4 0213 103 103 / +4 0723 103 103.

Watch a short presentation of the event below: 


Corina Dumitrescu

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