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35 years of jazz in Almunecar

Granada is Jazz and Blues.

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35 years of jazz in Almunecar

Granada is Jazz and Blues. These genres of music are well-represented in our province. The Provincial Council calculates the number of people who go to a concert featuring these types of music every summer at 40,000. Everyone always considers the most renowned and respected sample of the Andalusian summer: Jazz on the Coast.

Although there are still many minor suggestions that could be added to the list, these are the four most important points of Jazz in this country. Almunecar was actually third until a few year ago. It lost its place due to the economic strength and institutional strength Murcian festivals. Its paradisiacal location in El Majuelo, under the castle San Miguel, is now finally illuminated. Its climatic bonanza and location have always been in our favor: artists and promoters love it so much that they can download the cache to be in a position to act and stay in Almunecar for a few days before or after acting.

Fatima Gomez (head of the Provincial Area) acknowledged the "international prestige" of this show at the presentation of the 2022 edition. She described it as "peculiar" and "necessary" each summer. The festival was deemed the "icing on top". The Sexitan cultural offering is the cake>> Juan Jose Ruiz, the current mayor, expressed the same sentiment, highlighting his program in the almost 300 activities that they host every summer. It is a "consolidated wager" for both the mayor and Alberto Garcia, the Councilor for Culture. They celebrate that it is "the best of its kind in Andalusia". They also announced that the "Shoping Jazz" will be held on 21 July, in collaboration with the Merchants Association. This event will feature street music, as well as a 360o jazz vibe throughout the day.

Presentation of the event/JJG

Jesus Villalba, festival director, spoke out in praise of the high level of concert sales. He also revealed that more than 80% of ticket sales come from outside Almunecar. This results in city profits that "are calculated at a return on one million euros". The American saxophonist Kenny Garrett will receive the Festival Medal this year. He also revealed that the budget for the edition was EUR160,000, which includes total ticket sales. This figure is nearly ten times lower than their Basque counterparts.

The program will open and close with young, powerful artists such as Jose James and Makaya Mccraven. However, experience is wisdom so Mulatu Astatke or Michael Portal are welcome to join us. It doesn't mean Cuban music is better in the land of rum and cane. Havana's Dayme Arocena, Havana, will remind us that Garrett has the most volatile and contrasting maturity (repeat). My baby will be able to enjoy late-night Costa Jazz concerts and a memory dose’ at the end the month by One.

Concerts will take place at 10:30 p.m. on Parque El Majuelo's traditional stage. Prices range from free to EUR25 with the possibility of purchasing a subscription for the whole program.

Makaya Mcraven: Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washiwa and Makaya McCraven (Franco-American drummer) are three of the most popular musicians in the Jazz world. These two musicians are the sons of veteran musicians who have performed together on many occasions. His futuristic vision of traditional jazz and his constant search for new expressive possibilities in modern rhythms make him an alchemist of studio production. His latest album features great jazz classics like Art Blakey and Horace Silver. July 19.

Mulatu Astake was born in 1943 in western Ethiopia. He began to compose music for Duke Ellington. After his training at the Berklee, he returned home to Addis Ababa in 1969 and created a unique fusion of Jazz, Cuban, and Ethiopian music. They called it 'Ethio-Jazz. He was a vibraphonist and percussionist. His recordings of the 'Ethiopiques series and the inclusion of his pieces later in the Jim Jarmusch film, 'Broken Flowers" added to his impact. July 20th

Dayme Arocena - The Cuban factory for far-reaching musicians doesn't stop. Dayme Arocena, a young singer, is the penultimate name to be launched into the world. She has three albums, 'Nueva Era,' 'Cubafonia,' and the newest 'Sonorocardiogram,' which she released in 2019. However, she is currently recording again. Critics regard her as one of the most exciting Cuban singers due to her strong voice and ability to absorb the most diverse musical currents, especially Jazz and AfroCuban song. July 21.

Kenny Garrett: We apologise to Jose James, who sold out the part on his first visit to festival in record time. Kenny Garrett is the true festival all-star. He was present at the Youth Stadium's legendary Miles Davis concert. Kenny Garrett is a pioneer in the field of saxophone, and his name is a part of modern history. His latest album, "Sounds Of The Ancestors", has been highly praised by critics. Down Beat magazine also designated it as a work of art, making him the ninth nominee for the Grammy USA. July 22

Michel Portal: The extraordinary career of the musician from Bayonne, who has always felt close to the Basque Country, will last sixty years. The elusive and stylistically mysterious French clarinetist, bandeon player, and saxophonist is a well-known performer of the classic and award winning soundtrack author (three ‘Cesars’). He will be performing in Almunecar for the first ever time with a strong quartet, which includes Bojan Z, the brilliant Serbian pianist, who will present his album 'MP85' (his initials, and his age). It features compositions that were inspired by the Basque Country, Armenia, Armenia, Armenia, Armenia, Armenia, the Basque Country. July 23rd.

Jose James: Jose James is one of the most prominent current vocalists on the Blue Note label. The New Yorker is a jazz singer for hip-hop. He mixes jazz, soul and drum'n'bass, and is a big fan of Marvin Gaye, John Coltrane and Terry Callier. James found success quickly in America, where he often appears on television programs. His recordings of tributes to John Coltrane and Lady Day, as well as Bill Withers, are outstanding. July 24,

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