Romanian Jazz


+Soleanu, Cristian

Cristian Soleanu is a Romanian saxophone player.

1985 - "George Enescu" High school of music, class of clarinet, teacher Adriana Winkler. 2002-2005 - Music Diploma from National University of Music Bucharest.

1990 - until present, saxophone soloist in the Broadcast Romanian Society Bigband. Fellow worker with jazz musicians and improvised music : [Mircea Tiberian], Decebal Badila, Burton Greene, Dusko Goykovich, Arthur Balogh, Vlad Popescu, Dan Ionescu, Ion Baciu Jr, Aura Urziceanu, Shirley Basie, Alex Harding, Dan Mandrila, Garbis Dedeian, Eugen Nichiteanu, Lucian Ban, and many others. Collaborations with National Radio Orchestra of Romania and Bucharest Philarmonic ; with "Archaeus Ensemble".

1992 - 1995 cooperate with theater directors and composers - Alexandru Tocilescu, Cristian Ioan, George Marcu, Mihai Lungeanu - for play and radio theater music. 1995 - music for the contemporary dance performance "Incursiune" by the choreographer Cosmin Manolescu.

+Spanache, Sebastian

Sebastian Spanache is one of the leaders of the next generation of up-and-coming jazz musicians on the Romanian music scene. Sebastian started his musical journey in his home town Timisoara, Romania where he began playing the piano at age 5 and then took up the study of jazz in ninth grade while attending the National College of Arts Ion Vidu. While still studying classical piano in high school, Sebastian founded his first Jazz/Funk band later to have gigged all over Romania and win numerous prizes at student competitions.

After graduating college, he started shifting his playing and compositional directions towards a more modern edge with Latin Jazz and Funk projects and gigs. While attending the National Conservatory of Timisoara, Sebastian also attended the first Jazz-Pop faculty in central-eastern Europe, the Richard Oschanitzky Faculty of Tibiscus University. Sebastian has had the opportunity to play with some of the most influential Jazz musicians from Romania and abroad, and has been previously involved in several personal projects such as Expanding Time Colours and BWL.

Sebastian also writes music for motion pictures and video games and has won prizes from international music contests and reviews in prestigious magazines such as DownBeat and websites such as, deviantART and JayisGames, and for the last 5 years is also pursuing the stage life of cruise ship gigging.

+Stroe, Corneliu

Corneliu Stroe (n. 22 octombrie 1949) este un baterist si percutionist emblematic al jazz-ului din Romania, precum si un important promotor al acestui gen din tara.

In 1986 a fost membru fondator impreuna cu Weinberger, Tavitian, Rotaru a primei formatii de blues din Romania – The Transilvanian Blues Community. Corneliu Stroe a fost si este membru in formatia BalcanoLive, a lui Ovidiu Lipan “Tandarica", de asemenea a colaborat cu Mike Godoroja & Blue Spirit, Vasile Seicaru, Mircea Baniciu, Mircea Vintila, Stelu Enache, Gheorghe Zamfir, Puiu Pascu, Jonny Raducanu, Alexandru Andries,A.G. Weinberger si nu in ultimul rand cu fiica lui - Roxana Stroe, singura chitarista de blues din Romania, in formatia Foxy Lady Band.

A participat la festivaluri prestigioase din Europa, Franta, Germania, Iugoslavia, Serbia, Elvetia, Portugalia, Marea Britanie, Spania, Bulgaria.



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