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.
Images courtesy of Rostislav Grancharov
The installation process of the surface of the new running track at Ivaylo Town Stadium in Veliko Tarnovo is now complete. Next week the horizontal markings for the running lanes will be drawn. After that the running track which is one of the most advanced in the country will be ready for use. The athletics track conforms to the highest standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
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.
Tomorrow, 4th August, the Summer Theatre in Marno Pole Park will host a one-off projection of the 2014 Bulgarian movie Urok (The Lesson), directed by Christina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov. It is one of the most awarded Bulgarian flicks for the last 25 year, having won 12 awards and being nominated for another 7 at various international film festivals. Maybe your Bulgarian is not so good but still you can savour the atmosphere and enjoy a niece movie under the starry skies. Entrance is free.
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.