Saturday, 9th November 2019
CS “Svilara”, 7pm
JAZZ MARATHON OF THE NOVI SAD JAZZ FESTIVAL
Concerts of jazz orchestras from the cities – European Capitals of Culture,
supported by the Novi Sad 2021 Foundation and the Serbian National Theatre
TIMISOARA – Romania
TEODOR POP, piano, keyboards; MIHAI MOLDOVEANU, electric bass
SZABÓ CSONGOR – ZSOLT, drums
JazzyBIT is a trio consisting of Teodor Pop (piano, keys), Mihai Moldoveanu (bass) and Szabó Csongor-Zsolt (drums). Active since 2012, JazzyBIT offers an energetic combination of jazz and rock, scattered here and there with blues, Latin and funk. The group describes its style as being “loud jazz”. It sounds like Hiromi would play with Snarky Puppy, but in a trio. All About Jazz compares JazzyBIT with the Esbjörn Svensson Trio: JazzyBIT channeled the successful Esbjörn Svensson Trio combo by bringing a bit of rock attitude to catchy tunes adorned with a melodic lilt. What also caught the ear was their combination of funky rhythms, tight musicianship and witty arrangements. The band released the debut album Touch the Sky in 2014, followed by the album Horizon in 2016. After winning the 2013 Newcomer Award by the Muzza Foundation Bucharest, JazzyBIT got to be finalists in the European Jazz Award competition of the Tuscia in Jazz festival in 2014. Moreover, they won the Timișoara Jazz Award for the Group of the Year in 2016, and in 2017 all members of the group received the Banat Jazz Award for the Musicians of the Year, the latter two awarded on behalf of the Jazz Banat Cultural Foundation. The band has a flourishing live activity, counting almost 200 concerts in its first 6 years of existence. Until now, JazzyBIT has played in 9 countries, on 2 continents, participating in some of the world’s biggest jazz festivals (Jarasum International Jazz Festival in South Korea, Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival in Lithuania or Belgrade Jazz Festival in Serbia). In addition, they have played in some of the most famous jazz clubs in Europe (Reduta Jazz Club in Prague, Sunset Sunside in Paris, or Budapest Jazz Club). Besides the jazz circuit, the band also played at some multi-genre festivals, such as the Sziget Festival in Hungary, the Exit Festival in Serbia or the Untold Festival in Romania, but also in some well-known clubs from the European circuit, like the A38 in Budapest or the Control in Bucharest. Alongside the contemporary folklore group Subcarpați, JazzyBIT launched the Subcarpați x JazzyBIT / SUBJazz project, a merge of the music of the two groups, in 2017.
Your album is really great! I love the power of your music! I have your album on my personal iPhone i often listen to it. – Omar Sosa – Afro-Cuban jazz pianist
The music is incredible! These three talented musicians take you on a trip that combines Fusion, Jazz and Jam together. – Tony Monaco – Jazz Organ Monster
Paragraph about Timisoara&Timisoara 2021:
Sometimes big changes start on street corners. In 1884, Timișoara was the first city on mainland Europe to have electric street lighting. In 1989, the sparks of the Revolution against Ceaușescu’ regime were ignited on the streets of Timișoara. In 2021, Timișoara European Capital of Culture aims to share its aspirations with the rest of Europe.
Our concept is to create conditions for the courage needed to generate a new sense of community. This is an appropriate cultural response to the deep crisis of confidence and insecurity which both Europe and Timișoara face in the 21st century. The spirit of Timișoara will be reignited — this time through culture.
The TM2021 Cultural Programme is built around people, the places where they live and meet and how they connect with each other, their surroundings and the continent.
Timisoara 2021 official website: www.timisoara2021.ro
This project is carried out in partnership with Timisoara 2021 – European Capital of Culture Association, with financial support of the Timisoara City Hall, through the priority cultural program ”Timisoara. European Capital of Culture 2021”, part of the cultural program TM2021 in 2019.
Ovaj projekat se realizuje u partnerstvu sa asocijacijom Temišvar 2021 – Evropska prestonica kulture, uz
finansijsku podršku Gradske kuće grada Temišvara, kroz prioritetni kulturni program “Temišvar.
Evropska prestonica culture 2021”, kao deo kulturnog progama TM2021 za godinu 2019.