The Romanian Cultural Institute in London concludes its musical 2015 with a jazzy celebration of the festive season at the famous Vortex Jazz Club as Romanian saxophonist and composer Nicolas Simion joins Hannes Riepler (guitar), Mick Coady (bass) and Jon Scott (drums) for two evenings of Christmas-inspired themes and jingles.
On the first evening, Friday 18 December, Nicolas Simion will also launch his latest album “Romanian Christamas Songs”.
Like many contemporary Romanian composers Nicolas Simion draws for inspiration on the rich reservoir of traditional Romanian folk music. With compositions of either meditative or epic quality, balancing between the lyrical and the trepidant, Nicolas has become known for his “superb stage presence and (his) narrative gift as leader” (Jazzwise).
Fri 18 December and Sun 20 December, Vortex Jazz Club, 8.30pm
11 Gillett Street, London N16
Tickets: £5 | call to book at 020 7254 4097