34 edition of Jazz Festival Zaragoza

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Posted November 17, 2017 by zaragozaturismo in News

For the celebration of this new edition of Jazz Festival Zaragoza, great figures of jazz are once again gathered together during this month of November. This year’s festival has a wide and varied programming, with great concerts of international, national and local artists, as well as various activities in different areas of the city.

The festival will be basically devoted to vocal jazz and female participation is also very important with the performance of eight women. The programming features seven concerts in the Auditorium of Zaragoza. New proposals of the 21st century jazz will be presents such as Cory Henry or Cyrille Aimée, as well as the classical masters such as Benny Golson, Pee Wee Ellis or Kenny Barron.

Attendees to this edition can also enjoy local talent, with performances by Marcos Sánchez, pianist and composer from Zaragoza with a wide and well-known jazz career; Maddison Pack group, with the young pianist Noel Redolar, who with 17 years already has major awards; the Quartet of modern Jazz The Cominmens, with influences in composition and in the way of playing of musicians from the New York scene today, and Bitácora Project, a veteran project in constant evolution led by composer and Zaragoza’s pianist Antonio Ballestín, which brings together some of the best and busiest musicians of Aragon geography.

The Festival commemorates this year the centenary of Thelonious Monk, pianist of reference in the history of jazz, an innovator in the world of improvisation and composition.

The programming is complemented with didactic sessions, performance in libraries, cinema, comic, jazz masterclass developed in different areas of the city.

On November 15, 16 and 17, the sala Luis Galve hosted educational concerts, “Jazz for Kids” which involved 2,400 schools.

Similarly, on 25 and 26 November will take place the premiere of “Windows of Jazz”, a concert in family thought for everyone offering a musical journey through the history of jazz, played by young aragones aged 12 to 18, components of the big band Jazz project for Kids, dedicated to the training of young musicians in this style of music.

Jazz and literature will join in this new edition in a performance with Alonso Martínez and Joseph Lusi Arrazola, at Calamo Bookstore on November 24, and during the presentation of the book “Juan Claudio Cifuentes, a jazz life, a life of swing“, from Antoni Juan Pastor, held in the library Los portadores de sueños on 8 November.

A masterclass in the Conservatory, a comic workshop taught by Josema Carrasco and Marta Pérez at the Harinera ZGZ, a cycle Jazz Cinema at la Filmoteca, jams and concerts in different locations of the city complete the program of the 34th Edition of the Jazz Festival of Zaragoza.

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