Jazz and is a series of cross-genre jazz concerts. From April to August, the Pana Gara stage will host Polish jazz artists, as well as folk, funk, theater, experimental and contemporary impro artists. Pan Gar is a place located in Dom Tramwajarza in Poznań, which organizes concerts, jam sessions, dance parties, meetings with authors, performances and other cultural, artistic and educational events.
The first concert will be given by Sefardix, the brothers Bartłomiej and Marcin Oleś, and Jorgos Skolias. The trio is the winner of the Polish Radio Folk Phonogram of the Year 2013 – an atmospheric fusion of Jewish music sung in Greek, jazz, metaphysical Asian vocals and instrumental virtuosity full of cultural references. The artists go beyond the stereotypical treatment of voice and instruments, expanding the sound palette of the performed music. Emotions and energy flowing from the stage, captivate the audience both at large festivals and intimate concerts. Referring to this terminology, the Sephardix trio spins a musical tale based on Sephardic motifs, but it does not limit itself to them, visiting the neighbouring territories and using the music at the crossroads of cultures, it tells about abandonment, passion, longing, human dramas and moments of joy. This is a musical journey through the centuries, told by contemporary musical Maggidians. A journey through Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans. Musical fiction based on facts. These facts include Judeo-Spanish, Berber, Balkan, Moroccan, Arabian-Andalusian and finally Greek musical themes. This is only seemingly hermetic music. In fact, it is a universal language instinctively assimilated by listeners. In combination with musical virtuosity and great imagination of the artists, it results in a beautiful work.