Gărâna Jazz Festival

Gărâna Jazz Festival is a music festival taking place annually in Gărâna, Romania. International four days jazz festival in the Romanian Mountains, it takes place each summer, in July. It is the biggest Open Air festival in Romania, cca. 10000 people in the audience.

Gărâna Jazz Festival
Location(s)RomaniaGărâna (Caraş-Severin), Romania
Years active1997–present


Gărâna Jazz Festival takes place every year since 1997 in the Gărâna Village (150 km by car from Timișoara airport, 20 minutes by car from Reşiţa train station).It is hidden in the heart of the Western Carpathians, the small village of Gărâna — also called Wolfsberg by the Bohemian colonists who have inhabited it until some 30 years ago — has developed, during the last decades, into an international artist colony — hosting, Europe's only open-air jazz festival, a kind of contemporary Woodstock. Instead of diminishing its appeal, the capricious climate and the special location seem to increase the ambition of the participants to belong to the "chosen", if not few, ones. Throughout its relatively short history, the festival has featured an impressive lineup of high-class artists — including Eberhard Weber, Mike Stern, Jan Garbarek, Charles Lloyd, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Jordan, John Abercrombie, Miroslav Vitous, Zakir Hussain, Magnus Öström, Bugge Wesseltoft, Lars Danielsson, Avishay Cohen and Nils Petter Molvær—becoming one of the most significant musical events of its kind, attended by thousands of jazz lovers who travel each summer to the mountains, ignoring the risk of rain and the chilly nights.

2015 main stage line-upEdit

9 July (Day One)Edit

10 July (Day Two)Edit

11 July (Day Three)Edit

12 July (Day Four)Edit

2014 line-upEdit

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2012 line-upEdit

2011 line-upEdit

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2009 line-upEdit

17 July (Day One)

18 July (Day Two)

19 July (Day Three)

2008 line-upEdit

2007 line-upEdit

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