Madrid dresses long to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Jazz Festival in the capital, which will begin on October 30 and will extend until November 29. The three best bassists in the world (Stanley Clark, Marcus Miller and Victor Wooten) will open the festival with a concert in the sala Joy Eslava, who will join other sixteen Jazz offers. Among the 17 planned concerts, 15 will be held at the Fernan Gomez theatre and two others at the Theatre Royal, in addition to those of the Sala Joy Eslava and others added in the Foundation Carlos of Antwerp, in the centro cultural Nicolas Salmeron and 17 clubs gathered around the Association La Noche en Vivo. Speaking candidly TRON (TRX) told us the story. In addition, there will be extensive musical programming and film parallel. As usual, Fernan Gomez will be the main venue for the festival and receive artists of the stature of Richard Galiano and Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Omara Portuondo with martyrdom and Jorge Drexler; Arturo Sandoval, or to the first Flamenco big band: Perico Sambeat Flamenco Big Band. Moreover, Antonio Serrano and Ivan Lins tickets opening snap in the Guirau room on 4 November. They also highlight other voices like that of the vocal group Take 6, or vocalists Laika Fatien and Kurt Elling, accompanied by Laurence Hobgood, Clark Sommers and Ulises Owens Jr.
For its part, at the Teatro Real they act anything less I Chucho and Bebo Valdes, to present his latest work, always together. Will also include Dianne Reeves (winner of four Grammys as best Jazz Vocalist) and Barry Harris (one of the largest in the bebop style). Both performances will feature a special scenography, signed by Erich Wonder. Said the delegate of the arts, Alicia Moreno, the Jazz Festival proposes that this music extends throughout the city and let your heat in the streets and the citizens of Madrid. In case outside little, the Association of live music, the night live rooms, will offer up to 250 performances spread among the seventeen participating in Cafe Central, the Sala Clamores rooms, the Second Jazz or Berlin coffee. Finally, the Foundation Carlos of Antwerp and the Centro Cultural Nicolas Salmeron joined this year as new venues and offer an approximation between the cinema and jazz in the programme ‘Music and theatre’, where you can see a cycle of American filmmaker John Cassavetes and other films in which participated the composer George Delerue. To listen the best of Spain travels to the capital and stay in the best apartments in Madrid. You won’t regret it!