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Prof. Dr. Florin Răducanu – jazz and improvisation

Florin Răducanu graduated from Bucharest University of Music, participated in numerous national and international jazz festivals and performed alongside major jazz musicians such as David Murray (USA), Jorge Silvester (Afro-Caribbean), Lee Pearsons (USA) Jean-Louis Rassinfose (Belgium), Eric Legnini (Italy), Celline Rudolph (Germany), Zahid Ahmad (Malaysia), Joseph Pruesner (USA-Malaysia), Jasper Bloom ), Zaid Naser (USA), Keith Balla (USA), etc.

Florin Răducanu is the founder of the Jazz Department of the ”George Enescu” Music College in Bucharest. He has published numerous articles on the history and theory of jazz and has promoted many students in various concerts in the country and abroad. In 2013 he published the „Guide to Jazz Improvisation”, a valuable help for every musician aspiring to jazz performance.

Over the years, he has initiated and produced numerous projects, including trio, sextet, big band and symphonic jazz orchestra, all of which perform his compositions at the highest jazz standards. He was a composer, conductor and pianist for several symphonic jazz concerts, some performed alongside the Radio Jazz Big Band and the Radio Chamber Orchestra, and broadcast in many countries.

So far, he has recorded seven albums: „Hermanstadt Jazz Town”, „Back to Bach” and „Florin Raducanu singing Beethoven, Chopin, Enescu on Jazz”, „Discovering traditional Romanian music through Jazz”, „Florin Răducanu Jazz Orchestra Enescu Festival 2009 „,”Florin Răducanu & Friends”- Jazz Standard Mood, Vienna 2014 and ”Florin Răducanu Live Jazz Portrait – Pianist”, Composer, Orchestra, 2015.

The Union of Romanian Composers and Musicians included its recordings on the series of jazz albums.
Răducanu has concerted in Europe and Asia.

Professor Florin Răducanu has already set the theme of Masterclass:
„Symbiotic analogies between Baroque and Jazz, comparative analysis (and strange coincidences) between Beethoven’s harmony and the British song and, of course, the Art of Jazz improvisation. For master students – principles of orchestration for symphonic jazz and jazz ensembles. „
We are waiting for you to join – places are limited!

More details about the impressive professional career of professor Florin Răducanu on http://jazzworldquest.com/florin_raducanu/bio/

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