Tomorrow, August 6, Thursday, from 9 pm world-famous jazz musicians will gather in a quartet to entertain the citizens and guest of Veliko Tarnovo – the venue being Asenevtsi Monument. The famous Bulgarian jazz drummer Dimitar Dimitrov is the initiator of the quartet. The other three musicians are Matt B. Marantz – saxophone, who has performed with the likes of Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette and Jason Moran.; Alex Goodman – guitar, who won the award for best guitarist in Montreux last summer and his last album was nominated for a Grammy award and Georgi Georgiev – bass. For the last 20 years he’s been living and performing in the US. Before he left Bulgaria, he was a bass teacher and lecturer in jazz history lecturer at the National Academy of Music and New Bulgaria University. Dimitar Dimitrov himself is one of the prime European drummers who divides his time between the US and Bulgaria and has worked with a number of international stars including Randy Brecker and Michel Legrand. Admission to the concert is free.
Two internationally-renowned musicians – Roberto Quintero and Juan Garcia-Herreros – are to visit Veliko Tarnovo where they will perform a concert alongside the Bulgarian group – Banda Del Padre. The show will take place on 10th August, from 9 pm, at Asenevtsi Monument.
Robert Quintero has played with some of the biggest names in rumba, salsa and Latino-jazz genres – Eddie Palmieri, Cachao, Gerardo Rosales, Richard Bona as well as Mark Anthony. He has won 2 Grammy awards and also has another nomination.
Juan Garcia-Herreros, also known as “The Snow Owl”, is a native born Colombian Bassist & Composer, notable for his virtuoso musicianship and for his use of a customised 6-stringed Electric Contrabass Guitar. He plays a variety of genres – jazz, funk, salsa, ethno and Latino. He has played alongside Al Jarreau, Shakira, Kristina Aguilera and Elton John.
Banda Del Padre was created 3 years ago and is the only Bulgarian group for Spanish and Fusion genres in Bulgaria.
An aerial photo of the Buzludzha Monument
More than 1000 members and followers of the Bulgarian Socialist Party from Veliko Tarnovo area are expected to take part in the traditional Mount Buzludzha Fest. The event is going to take place on July, 31st and August, 1st. The official launch of Buzludzha 2015 is scheduled for 10.30 am on Friday. The leaders of the socialist party will introduce their mayor candidates and the key points in their campaign for the coming local elections in the autumn.
During last year’s festival
The second Honey feast in the town of Elena will take place on July, 25th (Saturday) from 10.30 am at the town’s square. Many folklore singers and musicians as well as dance formations will take part in the celebrations. Visitors will hear interesting facts about honey, honey products and bees. They will also be presented with the opportunity to taste different types of honey – linden, acacia, honey dew and thistle.
University of Veliko Tarnovo
Over 100 participants are coming to Veliko Tarnovo for the XXXVIII International seminar in Bulgarian language and culture. It is starting today and will last until August, 9th; it will be hosted by St. Cyril and St. Methodius University of Veliko Tarnovo. The seminar gathers students, PhD candidates, lecturers as well as people from various occupations showing interest in this field. The participants are coming from 32 counties with the youngest one being just 17 years old and the oldest one being 69.
The Summer Theatre in Marno Pole Park
ABBA’s timeless hits will take over the towns of Veliko Tarnovo, Ruse and Lovech. The ABBA Tribute Concert in Veliko Tarnovo will be held on July 5th from 8 pm, the venue being Veliko Tarnovo Summer Theatre at Marno Pole Park. Famous Bulgarian singers and bands in collaboration with Ruse Philharmonic Orchestra are going to perform the greatest tracks of ABBA, one of the all-time super groups in music history.
Tickets cost less than 5 euro and can be purchased online at eventim.bg
Bulgaria’s X Factor show presentors.
The X Factor Bulgaria auditions are back on the road later this month and they start from Veliko Tarnovo! Contestants willing to show their talent are increasing with each year. The X factor auditioning crew will visit 5 towns this year in search of the best and freshest voice. If you ever thought about auditioning now is the time. On July 16th you will have the opportunity to show the jury what you’ve got at Yantra Grand Hotel between 9 am and 7 pm! You just need to apply on-line and register for Veliko Tarnovo. Show them that you have the X factor.