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Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria

Posted By: PhilipInChina

Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 07/27/19 01:17 PM

I run an annual piano party here, in my house in Bulgaria. The 2019 one was earlier this month, so I am now planning the 2020 vesion.

I thought that I might theme the 2020 party around jazz. Is anybody out there interested?
Posted By: Retsacnal

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 07/27/19 06:46 PM

Thanks for the kind invitation! One of these days I'd like to attend.

Jazz is always great, but when you choose a narrower theme than "piano," you risk disaffecting people who aren't interested in the narrower theme. Just a thought.
Posted By: PhilipInChina

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 07/28/19 07:34 AM

With 4 pianos spread across 3 wings of the house people can play whatever they want without impinging on fellow guests.

For the jazz side of things there is also a double bass and a drum kit in the music room. I can even supply an outrageously pretty drummer.
Posted By: Nahum

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 07/28/19 07:52 AM

Hi, Philip! Thank you for providing such a luring opportunity! This time I began to seriously think about it. How is your Bulgarian ?
Posted By: PhilipInChina

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 07/28/19 10:49 AM

I don't have one.

You don't need a visa to fly here from Israel.
Posted By: PhilipInChina

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 08/15/19 05:10 AM

Any interest from anyone else?
Posted By: PhilipInChina

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 09/11/19 03:32 AM

I seem to have another taker.
Posted By: PhilipInChina

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 12/11/19 08:14 PM

I have got a line on a professional jazz pianist to give us a session. Once I am sure I will provide more details.
Posted By: johnstaf

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 12/16/19 08:19 PM

That sounds fantastic!

Is there much of a jazz scene in Bulgaria?
Posted By: johnstaf

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 12/16/19 08:26 PM

Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
I don't have one.

You don't need a visa to fly here from Israel.


And of course you can fly El Al to Sofia. ✈️
Posted By: Nahum

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 12/17/19 10:46 AM

Originally Posted by johnstaf
That sounds fantastic!

Is there much of a jazz scene in Bulgaria?
Yes . The first swallow in the 60s was the pianist Milcho Leviev, then emigrated to United States ; and very quickly, Bulgarian jazz acquired a national flavor. So, those who want to play in Bulgaria with local musicians are obliged to study the rhythm of Ruchenitsa (7/16),
Posted By: johnstaf

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 12/17/19 12:49 PM

Cool.
Posted By: Nahum

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 12/19/19 09:06 AM

Is it possible to get acquainted with the schedule of party, please?
Posted By: PhilipInChina

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 12/21/19 10:13 AM

The date of the climax of the party will be 11 July which is a Saturday. The party will start in the middle of the week before and go on into the following week.

On the evening of the 11th I have singer Marina Dragomiretzkaya and jazz pianist Samuel Eftimov booked to perform for us. Of course guests will be encouraged to play as well.

I am looking for suggestions on favourite pieces for them to play.

For guests as well as piano there are drums, guitar and double bass available. I am sure we can get something together.

The house sleeps 9 people without resorting to airbeds and the like, so accomodation is available on a first come first served basis.
Posted By: PhilipInChina

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 02/07/20 12:55 PM

I thought 7/16 was a bolt size, not a time signature.
Posted By: johnstaf

Re: Piano Party 2020 Bulgaria - 02/14/20 11:39 AM

Originally Posted by PhilipInChina
I thought 7/16 was a bolt size, not a time signature.


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