Latest NEWS

JAZZ SAN JAVIER TURNS 20

 

George Benson, Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’, Charles Lloyd Quartet, John Pizzarelli & Daniel Jobim, AND Ramsey Lewis, ARE THE FIRST CONFIRMED STARS IN THE PREVIEW OF THE PROGRAMME FOR THE 20TH EDITION OF THE SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

 

APRIL 4TH 2017

George Benson, an "icon of the San Javier Jazz Festival" where he has performed on numerous occasions could not be absent from the 20th edition, according to festival director Alberto Nieto during the presentation of the poster art along with a preview of the programme. The preview includes several notable performers like two legendary blues guitarists: Taj Mahal and Keb' Mo' who will present their new album with the band 'Tajmo: The Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' Band'.

Another confirmed performer for this year's edition which will be held from June 30th to July 29th is saxophonist Charles Lloyd, who could not perform in last year's edition, but is back this year to present his new album
I Long to See You, which he will present quartet formed by three great musician Gerald Clayton, Reuben Rogers and Eric Harland.

Once the programme is finalized, the Festival, will feature thirteen nights of concerts which will take place in the Auditorium, and four outdoor concerts in San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera, La Manga and Mar Menor. The music will primarily be Jazz, but will also include Blues, Soul and Bossa Nova. This last one will be represented by John Pizzarelli and Daniel Jobim, grandson of Brazilian composer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Together they will pay tribute to the great Jobim, along with some American Jazz Book classics with Bossa Nova arrangements.

Ramsey Lewis, another old friend and Award recipient will return to Jazz San Javier with the Electric Band to perform the genuine jazz soul he helped pioneer. The fusion of Jazz and Bossa Nova will also be included with American singer Stacey Kent, a lover of Brazilian music who will perform joined by her husband tenor saxophonist Jim Tomlison.

The anniversary party will arrive by way of Jorge Pardo, Jazz and Flamenco musician, saxophonist, flutist, recent recipient of the Premio de la Artes, in Spain and the best Musician of European Jazz Award, in France, who will premiere a unique concert conceived for Jazz San Javier accompanied by Niño Josele, one of the most brilliant guitarist in Flamenco Jazz, Flamenco dancer Tomasito, and pianist Albert Sanz.

Singer Toni Lynn Washington, considered "The Queen of Boston Blues" is also on the bill, alongside a super-band lead by Italian guitarist Luca Giordano, with special guest Sax Gordon on the saxophone.

One of the staples of the Jazz Festival is it's support of rising stars, like the new voice of Jazz Soul Charenee Wade, a Jazz professor, who has released two albums, and who will pay tribute to the music of Gil Scott-Heron. Another treasure to be discovered is Allan Harris, whom Tony Bennett, one of the last active great crooners, considers his favorite singer.


Jazz Fusion will be represented by PATAX, a super-group lead by percussionist Jorge Pérez, with a frenetic proposal which will fuse Latin Jazz, Funk and Flamenco; and will include special guest Maureen Choi on the violin.

One of the four open air performances which will take place away from the Auditorium will be Funkystep & The Sey Sisters who will perform in the Plaza de España. The band made up of six musicians started with Etna Sey in lead vocal and later incorporated her two sisters Cathy and Yolanda, forming a formidable vocal trio to pay tribute to the big names of Black Music.

The Festival Director was joined by the Deputy Mayor Teresa Foncuberta and Celebrations Councilman Pedro López in the presentation which was held in San Javier Town Hall, where the Poster Art for this edition was unveiled. This year's poster, created by Ramón Torres features a trumpet player swinging from a street light, in a nod to the movies and jazz of the 1930s and 1940s.

Councilman Pedro López reaffirmed the municipality's support of the Jazz Festival which is among the best in Spain and is also a reference in Europe. He also congratulated the Director "not only for the programme but for the twenty editions."

Director Nieto took this opportunity to thank everybody who has helped make the festival what it is, both past and present, and the members of the municipal corporations and political parties for the support they have always shown towards the festival.




THE SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016 RETURNS TO 7RM TELEVISION

 

THE LOCAL TELEVISION CHANNEL WILL RETRANSMITT THE LATEST EDITION OF THE SAN JAVIER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

 

 

OCTUBER 6TH 2016

The local television channel 7 Region de Murcia will retransmitt the concerts from the San Javier Jazz Festival 2016 including those not shown on TVE's La2, begining on October 8th.
Those concerts not shown on TVE can be seen from October 8th to December 3rd, from December 10th to February 8th the concerts which were already aired by the National Channel will be aired.
The concerts on 7RM are scheduled for Friday nights around 12:30 am.

 


After the concerts are aired, they will be available on this website's video section for one year.

 

 


 

SPECIAL PROGRAMME ON RADIO3 DEDICATED TO THE 19TH SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL


AUGUST 22ND 2016

RNE's Radio 3 will air a special programme entirely dedicated to the San Javier International Jazz Festival on Saturday August 27th at 10:00 p.m.

 





tVE'S LA 2 WILL RETRANSMITT ELEVEN CONCERTS FROM THE SAN JAVIER INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL BEGINNING AUGUST 30TH


AUGUST 11TH 2016

Once again TVE will retransmitt a large portion of the concerts from the 16th edition of the San Javier Jazz Festival as part of its nightly schedule on La 2.


The retransmission dates are the following:
1. Tuesday AUgust 30th: Lars Danielson New Quintet.
2. Wednesday August 31st: Nik West
3. Thursday September 1s:: Ignasi Terraza Cuarteto+Ronald Baker
4. Monday September 5th: Keb'Mo'
5. Tuesday September 6th: Myles Sanko
6. Wednesday September 7th0: Spyro Gyra
7. Thursday September 8th: Bill Evans & Dean Brown Band. Featuring: Darryl Jones y Dennis Chambers
8. Monday September 12th: The JB's, James Brown Original Band. Featuring: Martha High
9. Tuesday September 13th: Sarah McKenzie
10. Wednesday September 14th: The London Community Gospel Choir
11. Thursday September 15th: Kevin Mahogany, Dado Moroni & Ulf Wakenius

The retransmission of the concerts will begin on a variable schedule between 12:30 am and 1:30 am.







 

The London Community Gospel Choir WILL PAY TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES


JULY 25TH 2016

During the performance which will take place on July 29th in the Almansa Park Auditorium in San Javier, the London Community Gospel Choir, by request of the festival's management, will include a tribute to The Beatles, the world's most famous group, in their repertoire.

 


 

 

AFTER SUFFERING AN ACCIDENT MIKE STERN WILL BE SUBTITUTED BY DEAN BROWN ON HIS TOUR WITH BILL EVANS


JULY 11TH 2016

Due to the injuries suffered in an accident, guitarist Mike Stern was forced to cancel his participation on the Mike Stern-Bill Evans Eropean tour who are scheduled to perform on Wednesday July 20th at the San Javier Jazz Festival.

The concert will go on with the other three participating stars: Bill Evans, Dennis Chambers and Darryll Jones. Dean Brown will be playing the guitar in substitution of Mike Stern.

The programme for Wednesday, July 20th is as follows::


  • Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen
  • Bill Evans & Dean Brown Band. Featuring Darryl Jones & Dennis Chambers

 


 


Catalonian pianist Ignasi terraza and american singer kevin mahogany will both receive the jazz san javier 2016 award


MAY 17th 2016
For the first time in the 15 year history of the San Javier Jazz Festival Award, the organisers have applied the municipal Rule of Honours and Distinctions, which allows, exceptionally, awarding an artist from the European Union and another one from elsewhere in the world the same year.

Ignasi Terraza is one of the most distinguished pianist in Spain, winner of the Jacksonville International Jazz Piano Competition, 2009. He has published 27 albums, and this will be his fourth visit to San Javier.

Kevin Mohagony, considered the best living Jazz baritone voice has been compared to the legendary Johnny Hartman and Joe Williams. This year will also be his fourth visit to the San Javier Jazz Festival, where like Terraza, he is loved by the public.

The San Javier International Jazz Festival Award is awarded annually to an artist in recognition of their career and to the contributions made to the history of jazz as artist.





Melody Gardot, Keb’Mo’, Charles Lloyd, Spyro Gyra, Kevin Mahogany, Rosa Passos y Jon Cleary, se incorporan al programa del 19 Festival de Jazz de San Javier


28 de ABRIL 2016
Junto a los artistas ya anunciados anteriormente como Steve Vai , Mike Stern and Bill Evans, The JB’s , James Brown Original Band, Joshua Redman, Ellis Marsalis, Lars Danielsson, Nick West, The London Community Gospel Choir, Dorantes y Renaud García Fons, Myles Sanko y Ken Hensley se incorporan también al cartel de Jazz San Javier 2016 otros muchos nombres como Sarah McKenzie, Kirk Lightsey-Antonio Serrano, Jaume Vilaseca Trio y Mar Vilaseca con Ravi Chari. El Festival de Jazz de San Javier, que se celebrará, principalmente, en los fines de semana del 1 al 30 de julio, ofrece este año 12 noches de conciertos, la mayor parte de ellos dobles, en su sede habitual del auditorio del Parque Almansa, y cuatro conciertos gratuitos en espacios abiertos, como la plaza de España de San Javier con King Solomon Hicks, la playa Barnuevo en Santiago de la Ribera con Pike Cavalero, y Trouper’s Swing Band, y el puerto Tomás Maestre, en La Manga, con Ray Gelato’s Enforcers.

El alcalde de San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, el concejal de Cultura, David Martínez y el director del Festival Alberto Nieto presentaron en La Muralla del Rincón de Pepe, en Murcia, el programa completo de la 19 edición del Festival en un acto que contó con la presencia del consejero de Desarrollo Económico, Turismo y Empleo del Gobierno murciano, Juan Hernández, quien destacó la calidad de un Festival “del que la Región de Murcia debe estar orgullosa y agradecida por la proyección internacional que brinda a toda la Región”.

Alberto Nieto desgranó un programa ecléctico “en el que hay mucho jazz y también rock, blues, soul, y gospel”. Una de las presencias destacadas será la de la gran dama del jazz internacional, a pesar de su juventud, Melody Gardot, cantante y compositora de jazz en constante evolución, que volvió a deslumbrar al mundo con su último álbum “Currency of Man” lleno de canciones comprometidas y calidad impecable.

Keb'Mo', el rey del blues postmoderno y ganador de tres Premios Grammy, vuelve a San Javier tras publicar “Keb’Mo’ Live” , un doble álbum en el que resume su gira 2015 y que recoge gran parte de los temas que lo han convertido en un icono de la música americana.

 

Charles Lloyd, leyenda viva del jazz y uno de los tres grandes saxofonistas históricos vivos, junto a Sonny Rollins y Wayne Shorter, presentará un excepcional cuarteto junto a Jason Moran (piano), Reuben Rogers (contrabajo) y Eric Harland (batería).

 

Con 40 años de historia, 31 álbumes y 10 millones de discos vendidos en el mundo, uno de los grupos más prodigiosos del jazz fusión y smooth jazz, Spyro Gyra, vuelve a Jazz San Javier donde, ya triunfó en la edición de 2008.

 

El admirado e icónico cantante barítono Kevin Mahogany protagonizará otro esperado regreso con una producción propia de Jazz San Javier 2016, junto al pianista italiano Dado Moroni y el guitarrista sueco Ulf Wakenius, con un concierto único que clausurará la presente edición el 30 de julio.

 

La diva de la bossa nova Rosa Passos, la única que desde Astrud Gilberto ha conseguido que la bossa nova suene sexy de nuevo, según All About Jazz, recalará en el Festival de Jazz de San Javier, después de varios años sin actuar en Europa.

 

El pianista, vocalista y compositor británico afincado en Nueva Orleans, Jon Clearly, reciente ganador de un Grammy 2016 por su álbum “Go Go Juice”, visita Jazz San Javier, en su primera gira en España, con su banda, The Absolute Monsters Gentlemen, como una de las novedades más importantes de esta edición, entre las que también destaca el nuevo prodigio de la guitarra de Nueva York, King Solomon Hicks, o la última gran revelación femenina del jazz, la pianista y cantante australiana Sarah McKenzie.

 

La mirada de Jazz San Javier al jazz español incluye en esta edición al pianista de flamenco-jazz Dorantes, que presenta su nuevo disco “Paso a Dos” junto al contrabajista francés de origen español Renaud García Fons, con la cantante Esperanza Fernández como artista invitada.

 

También actuará el pianista Ignasi Terraza, que visitó Jazz San Javier con la Barcelona Big Band y que ahora presenta a su propio cuarteto en un nuevo proyecto con el trompetista y cantante norteamericano Ronald Baker como invitado.

 

El genio de la armónica Antonio Serrano, un viejo amigo de Jazz San Javier, junto al prestigioso pianista americano Kirk Lightsey y Jaume Vilaseca Quartet con Mar Vilaseca y el reputado sitarista Ravi Chary, que aporta un toque indú al jazz mediterráneo del pianista catalán, completan la presencia española junto a Pike Cavalero , músico de potente puesta en escena, estética y sonido inconfundible que va del rock’n’roll clásico, al rockabilly y blues y la banda de neo swing Trouper's Swing Band.

 

El alcalde de San Javier, José Miguel Luengo y el concejal de Cultura David Martínez, coincidieron en destacar la calidad y las expectativas que un año más, y van 19, suscita el Festival de Jazz de San Javier, que cuenta con el apoyo de TVE mediante las retransmisiones de gran parte de sus conciertos. El alcalde quiso destacar, asimismo, “que se trata de un Festival al alcance de todos los públicos” refiriéndose al precio de las entradas como “uno de los más competitivo de Europa”.

 

Las entradas, que se podrán comprar desde el próximo lunes 2 de mayo en la Oficina de Festivales (plaza de España, San Javier. Teléfonos: 968 19 15 88 968 19 15 68) y la web del festival www.jazz.sanjavier.es , tienen un precio medio de 15 euros, con dos noches de 30 euros. El precio del abono numerado, que incluye 10 noches de conciertos, excluyendo el de Steve Vai, y Melody Gardot, será de 115 euros.



 


Guitarist Steve Vei, Mike Stern and Bill Evans, THe Jb'S James Brown Original Band, Joshua Redman and Ellis Marsalis are the highlights of the preview of the program for the 19th Edition of the San Javier International Jazz Festival


April 5th 2016
The 19th Edition of the San Javier Jazz Festival presented a preview of this year's program, which includes names like Steve Vai, Mike Stern and Bill Evans Band, Joshua Redman and the JB's James Brown Original Band with Martha High. The festival's director, Alberto Nieto also confirmed the presence of the Marsalis family patriarch, Ellis Marsalis, Ken Hensley with the band Our Propaganda, Lars Danielsson, Nik West, The London Community Gospel Choir, Myles Sanko, Ignasi Terraza with Ronald Baker, and Dorantes with Renaud Garcia Fons.

Accompanied by the Mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, and the Councillor of Culture, David Martínez, the festival's director announced the first confirmed performances of this edition which will take place from July 1st through July 30th of 2016, and will include four free concerts, one in La Manga, two in Santiago de la Ribera, and the fourth one in San Javier. Nieto presented the poster art for the 19th edition, designed Ramón Torres of Grafyco based on a photograph taken by Rafa Mellado, and dedicated to the drums, coinciding with an edition which will have a special focus on projects led by drummers.

Rock guitarist Steve Vai, is considered on the 10 best guitarist on the planet by the musical press, has sold more than 15 million albums, has won three Grammy Awards, and has never stopped innovating throughout his long career which began with Frank Zappa's band. Vai will present a revision of his album Passion and Warfare (1990) which marked a milestone in the history of rock.

Coinciding with the 10th anniversary of the death of James Brown, the original band who accompanied him on stage, The JB's, will present a concert where they will revisit Brown's repertoire with the impressive soul singer, Martha High, presented by James Brown's own Master of Ceremonies, Danny Ray.

Two of the great jazz fusion musicians, guitarist Mike Stern and saxophonist Bill Evans, will perform in San Javier, accompanied by the spectacular drummer Dennis Chambers and Darry Jones, the official bassist for the Rolling Stones since the departure of Bill Wyman.

Saxophonist Joshua Redman, one of the most acclaimed and charismatic jazz U.S. musicians of the 90s will perform in a quartet formation, which will include one of the Spanish drummers with the biggest international, projection, Jorge Rossy, who for many years played drums for Brad Maldhau's trio.

Pianist Ellis Marsalis, father of Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo and Jason is an institution in his native New Orleans where he has formed several generations of great jazz musicians. Accompanied by his quartet, he will perform for the first time in San Javier, where his son, Wynton Marsalis received the Festival Award in 2009.

 

The announced preview of the programme includes one the greatest British rock organist of all time, Ken Hensley, one of the founders and coleader of the progressive rock band Uriah Heep, who also performed in Jazz San Javier. Hensley will be accompanied by a young and vigorous British band, Our Propaganda to revisit many Uriah Heep classics, as well as hits from his solo career.

Young electric bassist Nik West will star in the high voltage night of the festival. A Standard bearer for the new generation of bassist, she has performed with artists like John Mayer, Marcus Miller and Prince, a source of inspiration for this very young and brilliant bassist who flows seamlessly from funk, to rock to soul.

Among the emerging artists in the next edition of the San Javier Jazz Festival will be soulman Myles Sanko, one of the great assets of the new British soul. Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye are the primary influences for this young singer with an ascending career.

Also arriving from Great Britain will be The London Community Gospel Choir, considered by many to be the best gospel choir in Europe. Five instrumentalists and nine voices form The London Community Gospel Choir, which harvests classic American gospel with African and Caribbean influences.

Spanish flamenco-jazz pianist Dorantes presents his new album Paseo a Dos, alongside the French double bassists of Spanish roots, Renaud Garcia Fons, a great specialist of the arco technique. Singer Esperanza Fernandez and flamenco percussionist Javier Ruibal with guest star.

The preview of the program includes another Spanish musician, pianist Ignasi Terraza, who visited Jazz San Javier with the Barcelona Big Band, who this time will present his own quartet, a project which includes American trumpet player and singer Ronal Baker, currently residing in Paris.

The Mayor of San Javier highlighted the quality of the confirmed artist for the next edition of the Festival, whose complete program will be presented at the end of the month. Luengo noted the importance of culture in the promotion of San Javier, "with a festival that is up there with best in Spain, and has the unanimous backing of the municipal corporation", whose members were present in the presentation which took place in San Javier Municipal Hall.

The San Javier Jazz Festival, which will maintain popular prices, "is one of the jewels of San Javier's cultural heritage," said the Councillor of Culture, David Martínez, who thanked the participation of sponsors like Estrella de Levante and Fundación la Caixa, who were also present at the event.




 


televisiÓn autonÓmica 7 RegiÓn de Murcia will retransmit all the remaining concerts from the 18th edition of the san javier jazz festival


february 2ND 2016
The San Javier International Jazz Festival returns to Murcia's channel 7 for a second serving of concerts from the last edition of the festival which took place last year. The concerts will air from February 19th up until April 29th at 12:30 a.m. on Friday nights. The retransmission schedule is as follows:

  • FEBRUARY 19TH:: Royal Southern Brotherhood
  • FEBRUARY 26TH: Picazo, De Lera, Cucciardi e Invitados
  • MARCH 4TH: Ginesa Ortega y Raynald Colom Cuarteto
  • MARCH 11TH: Lynne Arriale, Grace Kelly and Cécile Verny presentan “Cinema”
  • MARCH 18TH:: Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne & The Drew Davies Rhythm Combo
  • MARCH 25TH:: Janiva Magness
  • APRIL 1ST: Nettwork. Featuring: Charnett Moffet, Stanley Jordan, “Jeff Tain” Watts & Casimir Liberski
  • APRIL 8TH: Enrique Heredia “Negri” Invitados: Jerry González y Montse Cortés
  • APRIL 15TH: Carla Cook & Albert Bover Trio
  • APRIL 22ND: Flamencuba con Antonio Carmona
  • APRIL 29TH: CMD & The Nomads. Featuring: Chris Minh Doky, Dave Weckl, Dean Brown George Whitty




TVE'S LA 2, will broadcast 11 concerts from the 18th edition of the san javier jazz festival from september 1ST to the 17th


august 12th 2015
Between September 1st and the 17th, TVE's La 2 will broadcast a total of 11 concerts from the 18th edition of the San Javier Jazz Festival as part of their special, "Summer Festivals", which includes the most important jazz and blues festivals in Spain. The concert will air in a varied schedule between 1:00 am and 3:00 am.
The schedule is the following:


  • TuesdaY 1st: Tony Desare Quartet
  • Wednesday 2nd: John Hiatt
  • Thursday 3rd: Jethro Tull's Martin Barre
  • Monday 7th: Larry Graham & Graham Central Station
  • Tuesday 8th: Antonio Lizana Septeto
  • wednesday 9th: Dianne Reeves
  • Thursday 10th: Bill Charlap Trio Feat. Peter Washington y Kenny Washington
  • monday 14th: Richard Galliano New Musette Quartet
  • tuesday 15th: Our Spanish Heart feat. Carles Benavent, Antonio Serrano y Tomasito
  • Wednesday 16th: Joe Louis Walker
  • Thursday 17th: Ruthie Foster






MURCIA'S REGIONAL TELEVISION STATION 7RM WILL RETRANSMIT CONCERTS FROM THE SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL


AUGUST 19TH 2015

Murcia'as regional television station 7RM will retransmit concerts from the 18th edition of the San Javier Jazz Festival 2015 on Saturdays after the Saturday night movie, at around 12 midnight, starting on August 22nd. The first concerts will be the following:


  • SATURDAY AUGUST 22ND:
    • FlamenCuba w/ Antonio Carmona
    • Picazo, De Lera, Cucciardi & GUESTSInvitados
  • SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH:
    • Ginesa Ortega & Raynald Colom Quarteto
    • Lynne Arriale, Grace Kelly and Cecile Verny presentan “Cinema”
  • SATUrDAY SepTEMber 5TH:
    • Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne & The Drew Davies Rhythm Combo
    • Janiva Magness
  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 12TH:
    • NetTwork. Featuring: Charnett Moffett, Stanley Jordan, Jeff “Tain” Watts & Casimir Liberski
    • Enrique Heredia “Negri”. GUESTS: Jerry González y Montse Cortés
  • SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19TH:
    • Carla Cook & Albert Bover Trio
    • Royal Southern Brotherhood


We will update more information on the remaining concerts when it becomes available.





JAZZ SAN JAVIER SpECIAL ON RADIO 3


AUGUST 20TH 2015
On Saturday August 29th at 10:00 p.m., RNE's Radio 3 will air a special in the San Javier Jazz Festival.




the FundaciÓn ‘Cante de las Minas’ HONOURS THE SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL WITH AN AWARD


aUgUst 15th 2015
The Festival del Cante de las Minas in La Unión, Murcia, currently hosting its 55th edition has honoured the San Javier International Jazz Festival with the 'Pencho Cros' award in the "Promotion of Music" category in recognition of the festival's "exceptional job in the spread and promotion of flamenco-jazz". On August 14th in La Unión City Hall, de Mayor of La Unión, Pedro López Millán handed the award over to the Mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo Gallego, as a representative of the town. Also present for the award ceremony were San Javier's Cultural Councillor David Martínez Gómez, and the Director of the Festival, Alberto Nieto.




John Hiatt, Larry Graham, Richard Galliano, Joe Louis Walker y Janiva Magness, se incorporan, junto a otros grandes artistas, al programa de Jazz San Javier 2015


El Festival completa un programa en el que también figuran Jackson Browne, Dianne Reeves, Brad Mehldau, y Tony DeSare, entre otras estrellas


MAY 5tH 2015
El Festival de Jazz de San Javier ha hecho pública la programación completa de su 18 edición que incluye numerosos artistas que visitan por primera vez el Festival, en una de las ediciones más eclécticas de los últimos años. La vocalista Dianne Reeves recibirá el Premio del XVIII Festival de Jazz de San Javier dedicado a la memoria de Joe Sample, Charlie Haden, Jimmy Scott y Tim Hauser, (uno de los fundadores de Manhattan Transfer), fallecidos el pasado año.

El Festival, que se celebrará del 3 al 31 de julio, con 24 conciertos en 13 noches, otorga un gran protagonismo a grandes bajistas como Chris Minh Doky, con su nuevo proyecto CMD&The Nomads, el legendario Larry Graham, que fuera bajista de la mítica banda Sly & The Family Stone, que actuará con la Graham Central Station, Carles Benavent que lidera “Our Spanish Heart”, un tributo a la música de Chick Corea, y Charnett Moffet, líder del supergrupo Nettwork.

Alberto Nieto, director del Festival de Jazz de San Javier compareció, acompañado por el alcalde de San Javier, Juan Martínez y la concejal de Cultura, Inmaculada García para dar a conocer la totalidad del programa que incluye la presencia de John Hiatt, uno de los músicos más influyentes de Estados Unidos, compositor, guitarrista y cantante que presentará su nuevo disco “Terms Of My Surrender” en Jazz San Javier, donde protagonizará un aclamado regreso tras su memorable concierto de hace tres años.

Martin Barre, guitarrista de los legendarios Jethro Tull durante 43 años y toda una referencia en la historia del rock, ofrecerá un concierto junto a su banda en el que sonarán grandes éxitos tanto de Jethro Tull como de su carrera en solitario.

Las novedades desveladas hoy por el director del Festival, Alberto Nieto, incluyen el estreno en Jazz San Javier del Trío de uno de los mejores pianistas del jazz americano, Bill Charlap al que acompañan dos prestigiosos músicos como el contrabajista Peter Washington y el baterista Kenny Washington.

Entre los regresos más esperados figura el del gran acordeonista francés Richard Galliano que vuelve al Festival con su nuevo grupo, y acompañado por el guitarrista Sylvain Luc para rendir homenaje a Edith Piaf con un concierto dedicado a la gran dama de la canción francesa en el centenario de su nacimiento.

Tres grandes del blues-rock pisarán por primera vez el escenario del auditorio Parque Almansa, sede de Jazz San Javier como Janiva Magness, cantante de soul y blues norteamericana, de gran capacidad interpretativa, que acaba de recibir tres nominaciones a los 2015 Blues Music Award, por su último disco “Origin” (2014), que presentará, junto a su banda, en Jazz San Javier.

También debutará en Jazz San Javier Ruthie Foster, cantante, guitarrista y compositora de Texas, a la que se ha comparado con Bonnie Raitt y Aretha Franklin. El blues-rock sureño sonará en esta edición de Jazz San Javier con la banda Royal Southern Brotherhood liderada por el cantante y percusionista Cyril Neville, miembro también de la legendaria banda de Nueva Orleans The Neville Brothers.

La pianista de jazz y compositora estadounidense, Lynne Arriale vuelve a colaborar con la joven saxofonista y vocalista Grace Kelly, en su nuevo proyecto, “Cinema”, un concierto dedicado a grandes canciones del cine junto a la prestigiosa vocalista Cécile Verny.

El programa dado a conocer incluye el regreso de Joe Louis Walker, uno de los bluesman en activo más admirados, que se ha ganado su ingreso en el Blues Hall of Fame, y que presenta en Jazz San Javier su último disco “Hornet's Nest”, uno de los más espectaculares de su carrera.

Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, pianista y cantante norteamericano que se mueve entre el blues y el boogie-woogie, en la estela de Fats Domino, ofrecerá un concierto en el Festival de Jazz San Javier junto al espectacular combo del saxofonista británico Drew Davies.

La presencia española, que será la mayor de la historia del Festival, aportará sorpresas y novedades. “Flamencuba” reúne lo mejor de la música cubana, el jazz latino y el flamenco, con la participación , a propuesta de Jazz San Javier, de Antonio Carmona. El ex componente de Ketama se suma a un nutrido grupo de prestigiosos músicos cubanos y españoles, liderado por el pianista cubano Javier Massó “Caramelo”.

Carles Benavent, Antonio Serrano y Tomasito participan de la producción del Festival de Jazz de San Javier “Our Spanish Heart” en la que se rinde homenaje a Chick Corea interpretando sus mejores composiciones.

Enrique Heredia “Negri” volverá a Jazz San Javier con “Mano a Mano”, un disco en el que reinterpreta temas de Armando Manzanero y una selección de éxitos de su carrera, acompañado por el trompetista y percusionista Jerry Gonzalez y la cantaora Montse Cortés, como artistas invitados.

El pianista Albert Bover con su trío, ofrecerá, junto a la expresiva voz de la cantante de Detroit Carla Cook, un concierto de estándares del jazz y de la música brasileña.

La frontera entre el Jazz y la música clásica será el espacio en el que se mueva el concierto que ofrecerán el pianista Daniel Picazo, el contrabajista Diego de Lera y el baterista Felipe Cucciardi, que han contado con el saxofonista Kiko Berenguer, y el trompetista Voro García para esta experiencia musical a la que se suma el sonido del cello y la voz de una mezzosoprano.

Los músicos españoles dados a conocer hoy se suman a los que ya figuraban en el adelanto del programa como el Cuarteto del trompetista Raynald Colom con la cantaora catalana Ginesa Ortega, y la presentación de Antonio Lizana, cantante saxofonista y compositor gaditano.

En el avance de programa que se dio a conocer en marzo pasado se anunciaron presencias destacadas como la de Jackson Browne, uno de los grandes cantautores estadounidenses del género conocido como country-rock o “Americana” que presentará su nuevo disco “Standing In the Beach”. La gran dama del jazz norteamericano, Dianne Reeves vuelve a Jazz San Javier con su último trabajo “Beautiful Life” que le ha valido el Grammy al Mejor Álbum de Jazz Vocal 2014. Otra de las presencias ya anunciadas es la del crooner Tony DeSare al que se ha comparado con Frank Sinatra y con otros revivalistas como John Pizzarelli. A todo ello se suman dos supergrupos como Nettwork, formado por un cuarteto de estrellas como Charnett Moffet, Stanley Jordan, Jeff “Tain” Watts y Cyrus Chesnut, y el grupo liderado por Chris Minh Doky, CMD & The Nomads, con Dave Weckl, Dean Brown y George Whitty.

La concejal de Cultura, Inmaculada García anunció novedades en la venta de entradas que en esta edición se podrán comprar de manera directa en la web del festival www.festivalessanjavier.com , sin que suponga coste adicional. Asimismo se podrá imprimir directamente la entrada desde la web lo que evitará su retirada en taquilla. El precio del abono será de 125 euros e incluye todas las noches de concierto excepto la del 6 de julio con Jackson Browne que costará 35 euros. El precio de las entradas será de 15 euros en 9 de las noches del Festival, 18 euros en una de las noches, y 20 euros en las 2 restantes.

El alcalde de San Javier Juan Martínez felicitó a Alberto Nieto y su equipo por la calidad del programa presentado para el Festival de Jazz de San Javier que por sí mismo y junto al resto de festivales de verano del municipio como el de Teatro, Música y Danza, y Pecata Minuta, suponen no solo una atractiva oferta cultural, sino un potente instrumento de promoción turística y económica de nuestro municipio.

 



 

 


The preview for the Jazz San Javier 2015 roster includes several prominent artists like Jackson Browne, Brad Mehldau, Dianne Reeves and Tony DeSare


Vocalist Dianne Reeves will receive the XVIII Festival Jazz San Javier Award. Other musicians included in the programme preview are, the quartet "Network" with Charnett Moffet, Stanley Jordan, Jeff "Tain" Watts and Cyrus Chestnut, and the supergroup CMD & The Nomads, led by Chris Minh Doky. The preview also announced the presence of several Spanish musicians like Ginesa Ortega and Raynald Colom Quartet, as well as the Antonio Lizana, a native of Cádiz.


MARCH 17tH 2015
A vintage style blues harmonica player created by applying several techniques to a photograph of two musicians is at the centre of this year's poster, and will serve as the festival's image. The poster was presented on March 18th by the festival's director, Alberto Nieto, who was accompanied by the Mayor of San Javier, Juan Martinez and the Councillor of Culture, Inmaculada García.

One of the most notable performers on the roster is Jackson Browne (1948), one of the great American singer-songwriters of the country-rock or ‘Americana’ genre. On his first visit to Jazz San Javier, he will present his new album
Standing In the Breach (Warner, 2014). This best selling musician has sold over 18 million albums in the US alone, and had a worldwide hit with the famous "Stay" by Maurice Williams. Jackson has had a long career which began back in the 70s, and continues up until present day. With his latest recording he proves that his talent, as well as his social commitment remain intact.

The great lady of American jazz, Dianne Reeves, returns to San Javier after releasing her latest album, the first after a five year hiatus from the recording studios,
Beautiful Live which has earned her the Grammy Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album in 2014. Hailed by critics as the "successor of Dinah Washington and Carmen McRae", after she emerged into the music scene in the 80s, Dianne is a particularly versatile singer, able to transition from classic jazz to R&B, to soul, to pop and Latin Music. Her latest album has a bit of everything, including versions of songs by Bob Marley like "Waiting in Vain" and Marvin Gaye's "I Want You", among many others.

Brad Mehldau, one of the great jazz pianists promises to be one of the most prominent presences of the next edition of the Festival, where he will perform with his official Trio. Considered to be the best pianist of his generation, he has defined the secret of the piano trio in recent decades, with his highly regarded trio. It is with this trio that he recorded a series of five albums under the title
The Art of The Trio.

Crooner Tony DeSare (1976) who has been compared to Frank Sinatra and other revivalists like Harry Connick Jr., or John Pizzarelli, will perform for the first time in Spain preceded by great success in the United States where he has released four albums. Devoted to the Great American Songbook, Tony DeSare, who is also a pianist and composer, performs not only music by Gershwin and Ray Charles, but also Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney or Prince, whose song "Kiss" is included on the album
Last First Kiss (2007).

The preview released by Alberto Nieto also includes the presence of two supergroups, the first, Network, formed by a quartet of stars led by the great bassist Charnett Moffet, who has performed with some of the greats like Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie and Herbie Hancock. The guitarist Stanley Jordan, who is able to leave audience breathless ever since his famous "Magic Touch" (Blue North 1985); Jeff "Tain" Watts, one of the most popular drummers in the world, and pianist Cyrus Chestnut make up this luxurious quartet.

Another current group that will perform in Jazz San Javier 2015 is CMD & The Nomads. The group's formation includes its leader Chris Minh Doky, the most prestigious Danish bassist; drummer Dave Weckl; the brilliant jazz funk guitarist, Dean Brown, and George Whitty on keyboards. Four stars whose synergy gives rise to one of the best live sounds of electric jazz and funk of today.

As usual, since its inception, Jazz San Javier continues to pay special attention to Spanish jazz, and according to the director, Alberto Nieto, the next edition will feature two Spanish groups that are among the flamenco jazz elite. Catalonian Ginesa Ortega, one of the most interesting and versatile voices in flamenco, as evidenced when she performed with ‘La Fura dels Baus’, or interpreted "El Amor Brujo" de Falla. She will explore the fusion of jazz and flamenco alongside trumpet player Raynald Colom's quartet, also known as the "Catalonian Miles Davis".

A native of Cádiz, singer, saxophonist and composer Antonio Lizana, will debut in Jazz San Javier with his group. Not one for conventionalisms, this excellent saxophonist and singer offers a vibrant live performance, bursting with freshness and intensity, in his own unique style where he effortlessly transitions between flamenco and jazz. In 2012 he recorded his first album,
De Viento (Flamenco de la Isla) and has already completed a second, but still manages to collaborate with other artists like Miguel Rios, Chambao, or Raimundo Amador, among others, as well as with groups like Afro-latin-jazz Arturo O'Farrill Orchestra at Symphony Place in New York.

The mayor of San Javier, Juan Martinez mentioned "the strong commitment between the entire municipal council and Jazz San Javier, which is a very important element for tourism promotion as well as a an income source for the township.

Councillor for Culture, Inmaculada Martinez highlighted everyone's commitment to continue with festival in recent years and the high level of quality of the roster announced in advanced. The councillor thanked the work of municipal staff working for the Festival, as well as the support of the sponsors.

The Festival does not have a definitive schedule yet but it could range from July 3rd to July 31st. The announcement of the full programme is planned for the first or second week of April.







CHANNEL 7RM WILL CONTINUE TO REBROADCAST CONCERTS FROM Jaz SAN JAVIER 2014


DECEMBER 20th 2014
Channel 7 Region de Murcia will retransmit nine additional concerts from the past edition of the San Javier International Jazz Festival starting on December 20th through to February 14th 2015. The retransmission of all the concerts will take place after the Saturday night movie, and will begin between 11:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

The programme is the following:

 

  • Saturday December 20th: Pink Turtle

  • Saturday December 27th: Sergio Monroy Sexteto

  • Saturday January 3rd: Mary Stallings & Eric Reed Trio

  • Saturday January 10th: Triosence

  • Saturday de January 17th: Bassment Project

  • Saturday January 24th: Freddy Cole

  • Saturday January 31st: Giovanni Mirabassi & Melanie Dahan

  • Saturday February 7th: Marc Berthoumieux Quartet

  • Saturday February 14th: Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin









TEN CONCERTS FROM THE XVII Edition of the san javier jazz festival WILL AIR ON CHANNEL 7 Region de Murcia


OCTOBER 9th 2014
Channel 7 Region de Murcia will retransmit ten concerts from the past edition of the San Javier International Jazz Festival starting on October 11th through to December 13th. The retransmission of all the concerts will take place after the Saturday night movie, and will begin between 11:00 p.m. and 12:30 a.m.

The concert which will be retransmitted are the following:

 

  • Saturday October 11th: Michel Camilo Trio

  • Saturday October 18th: Sole Giménez y la Seda Jazz Band “Recordando a Bebo: la música de Chico y Rita”.

  • Saturday October 25th: Booker T. Jones

  • Saturday November 1st: Chicago Blues “A Living History”

  • Saturday November 8: Chuck Loeb & Friends Featuring Eric Marienthal

  • Saturday November 15th: Lluís Coloma Septet

  • Saturday November 22nd: Lucrecia & Havana Street Band

  • Saturday November 29th: Pegasus

  • Saturday December 6th: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  • Saturday December 13th: The Family Stone

The retransmission dates of the rest of the concerts from the 2014 edition of Jazz San Javier will be announced on a later date.





JAZZ SAN JAVIER SPECIAL ON RADIO 3


AUGUST 27th 2014

Next Saturday August 30th, from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 am, Spanish National Radio's Radio 3 will air a special programme dedicated to the 2014 San Javier International Jazz Festival.






Spanish tv's La 2 will retransmit ten concerts FROM THE 2014 SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL in the month of september

august 10th 2014
The concerts will air between 12:00 a.m. and 01.00 a.m. as part of the Summer Festivals programme. The concerts will also be viewable through RTVE's a la Carte section for 15 days after its original broadcast.

The scheduled programming is as follows:

  • Wednesday September 3rd: Michel Camilo Trío

  • Thursday September 4th: Booker T. Jones

  • Monday September 8th: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

  • Tuesday September 9th: The Family Stone

  • Wednesday September 10th: Mary Stallings & Eric Reed Trio

  • Thursday September 11th: Chicago Blues ‘A Living History’

  • Monday September15th: Sole Giménez and the SedaJazz Band

  • Tuesday September 16th: Lucrecia and Havana Street Band

  • Wednesday September 17th: Chuck Loeb & Friends + Eric Marienthal

  • Thursday September 18th: Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin


Also on the radio
On the other hand Spanish National Radio 3 is expected to retransmit nine concerts which will be announced accordingly through this website.

 





 

Bobby McFerrin, Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin, The Family Stone, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Chicago Blues “A living history”, join other great names in the Jazz San Javier program

MaY 6th 2014

The complete program for the San Javier Jazz Festival was announced on May 6th in the San Javier Museum, in the presence of the Mayor, Juan Martínez, the Cultural Councilor, Inmaculada García and the Director of the Festival, Alberto Nieto. The program includes other great musicians like the guitarist Chuck Loeb with a band that includes saxophonist Eric Marienthal, the pianist from Cádiz Sergio Monroy who will pay tribute to Paco de Lucía, to whom the festival is dedicated, the young British soul band, Bassment Project, and singer Lucrecia with the Havana Street Band, and bolero pianist Moncho as a guest artist.

Jazz, Blues and Soul in a festival completed with the previously announced stars like George Benson, Michel Camilo Trio, Freddy Cole, Lucky Peterson, Mary Stallings & Eric Reed Trio, Giovanni Mirabassi with Melanie Dahan, accordionist Marc Berthoumieux, Triosence and Spaniards Lluís Coloma Septeto, Pegasus and Sole Giménez with the Sedajazz Big Band in a tribute to Bebo Valdés.

One of the most awaited dates will be Bobby McFerrin's first visit to San Javier, a magical singer and one of the most popular jazz singers in the world, partly because of the song "Don't Worry Be Happy" which has become an absolute classic. It has been a long time since he has performed with a large band like he will in San Javier where he will present his latest album Spirityouall, a tribute to spiritual American music.

Alberto Nieto announced another awaited visit, Lee Ritenour, a legend of the guitar who will perform with Dave Grusin, one of the greatest living movie soundtrack composers in the world, who composed amongst many others the Academy Award winning soundtrack to the movie The Milagro Beanfield War. In their performance in San Javier they will joined by two other great musicians, electric bassist Tom Kennedy and jazz fusion drummer, Will Kennedy.

The music of New Orleans has sounded in Jazz San Javier on more than one occasion, and this time it will come from none other than Preservation Hall Jazz Band, one of the most important institutions charged with maintaining and promoting the classical style of New Orleans. It is a band with more than fifty years of history whose permanent venue, Preservation Hall, is located in the French Quarter of the city, and which currently has one of its most impressive lineups in its long history.

The Festival Director broke down one by one all the new acts which were announced, and he highlighted the first and only concert in Spain of The Family Stone, which along with Earth, Wind and Fire, was one of the most important soul-funk bands of the 70s. With three of its original members and two new vocalists, the band from San Francisco, maintains the complete repertoire of the  famous band Sly & The Family Stone.

Chicago Blues: "A Living History", is actually a festival of its own within Jazz San Javier, according to the Festival Director. The band is formed by ten excellent musicians who rotate into different formations to honor and review all the styles of Chicago Blues.

Along with legends of music, Jazz San Javier counts with emerging artists with contrasted solvency, like the young British formation out of London, Bassment Project formed by ten musicians, who after triumphing with their live performances have recorded their first album, which they will perform in San Javier along with their particular versions of current songs and soul classics.

The vocalist Lucreia had a successful debut in Jazz San Javier, and she returns with an excellent band of Cuban musicians residing in Spain, Havanna Street Band, with guest artist, bolero musician, Moncho, whom she has never performed before in a live concert.

Jazz fusion guitarist Chuck Loeb, an old friend of Jazz San Javier, returns with a spectacular band of musicians, among them saxophonist Eric Marienthal, who once formed part of the Chick Corea Electric Band.

The notable Spanish presence will include the presence of the pianist from Cádiz, Sergio Monroy who will present his new album along with his sextet, and will perform a tribute to his compatriot Paco de Lucia, to whom this year's festival is dedicated.

The extensive program for the 17th edition of the Festival which will be held from July 5th to August 5th, with 13 nights and 22 concerts is completed with the artists which were previously announced during the preview, like fantastic guitarist George Benson, who will present his new album A Tribute to Nat King Cole. Precisely Nat King Cole's brother, Freddy Cole will also perform in Jazz San Javier, where he will receive the Festival Award in acknowledgement of his career.

Michel Camilo returns to Jazz San Javier with his new album What's Up, which won the Grammy Award for best Latin Jazz Album. One of the most notable performances of this edition will be Booker T. Jones's, a key figure of classic soul, who will perform for the first time in San Javier, with a repertoire of classics from his legendary band Booker T. and the MG's, and a second part with soul classics.

The program also includes Lucky Peterson, the "Prince of Blues", and vocalists like Mary Stallings and Eric Reed; French singer Melanie Dahan who will perform with Italian pianist Giovanni Mirabassi; and the Spaniard Sole Giménez who alongside the Sedajazz Big Band will pay homage to Bebo Valdés with music from the film "Chico & Rita".

The Spanish presence is reinforced with blues pianist Lluís Coloma, and the legendary Catalonian group Pegasus. Arriving from France, accordion player Marc Berthoumieux whose quartet will present his album In Other Words, with versions of tracks from Sting or Elton John amongst others. European music, ever-present in the Festival also includes the French group Pink Turtle, and the young German group Triosence, one of the best piano trios of the old continent.

The Mayor of San Javier, Juan Martínez, and the Cultural Councilor, Inmaculada García both highlighted the quality of the program, and thanked the support of the Festival's audience. They also emphasized the hard work of the Festival Director and his team. Juan Martínez reiterated the commitment of the local council in support of the Jazz Festival, and outlined its dynamic role, not only culturally and financially, but also in attracting local tourism.

The Cultural Councilor, Inmaculada García, explained the continuity of  the adjusted price policy, which aims to bring  jazz to the general public. García, mentioned that the tickets can be bought on Ticketmaster, or in the Festival Offices (+34 968 191568 - +34 968 191588) located in Plaza España, San Javier starting on Monday May 12th, although reservation for tickets and season passes can be made starting on the day of the preentation. The price of the tickets vary from 15 to 18 euros, except for Bobby McFerrin and George Benson which will cost 35 euros each. These two concerts are the only ones not included in the season pass, which include the remaining eleven nights, and has a cost of 120 euros.







presentacion
THE SAN JAVIER JAZZ FESTIVAL RELEASED A PREVIEW OF THE 2014 PROGRAMME, WHICH INCLUDES STARS LIKE GEORGE BENSON, MICHEL CAMILO, BOOKER T. JONES, FREDDY COLE AND LUCKY PETERSON AMONGST OTHERS

March 13th 2014
The festival which will be held from July 5th to August 3rd and whose promotional image pays homage to the women of jazz, has released a preview of this year's traditional lineup with a very strong presence of jazz, blues and soul..

The Director of the festival, Alberto Nieto, joined by the Mayor of San Javier, Juan Martinez, and the Councillor of Culture, Inmaculada Garcia, presented a preview of the programme for the XVII edition of the Festival, which will begin on July 5th with a performance by George Benson, "a living legend of contemporary music, and one of the best guitarists in the history of jazz".

In San Javier, George Benson will present his new album
My Inspiration: A Tribute to Nat King Cole, which he recorded with the Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra, and the participation of the exceptional Wynton Marsalis.

Another distinguished name on the programme which was announced during the presentation which took place at San Javier City Hall, is that of Nat King Cole's brother, Freddy Cole, "one of the still active classic jazz greats", who will receive the San Javier Jazz Festival 2014 Award in acknowledgement of his career. Freddy Cole will come to San Javier after having launched his latest album This and That in 2013,
which features interpretations of classic tracks like "Everybody's Talkin'", from the film "Midnight Cowboy".

Michel Camilo, recent winner of a Grammy Award for best Latin Jazz Album for his album
What's Up?, which combines latin rhythms with jazz, returns to San Javier where he has been acclaimed on two previous occasions, this time in a trio format.

Booker T. Jones, the leader of the legendary band Bookert T. and the MG's, and one of the key figures of classic soul, will perform for the first time in San Javier, dedicating part of his repertoire to the great instrumental songs popularized by the aforementioned band. In the other part of his performance he will sing some of the great classic soul titles and some songs from his latest albums.

Lucky Peterson, "The Prince of Blues", and one of the most complete artists of the genre, as an organist, guitarist and vocalist, returns to San Javier, which has always displayed a special fondness for the blues, and where he has already left a mark with his electrifying performances.

The great vocalist, and lady of jazz, Mary Stallings, with Eric Reed Trio, Sole Giménez with Sedajazz Big Band, and the French vocalist Melanie Dahan who will form a duo with the Italian pianist Giovanni Mirabasi, are three of the first female stars revealed in this edition, which once again honours the women of jazz in its poster, created by Ramón Torres, which features the image of a female jazz vocalist.

The legendary Catalonian band Pegasus, the magnificent blues pianist Lluís Coloma with his septet, and the Sedajazz Big Band, which will perform
Remembering Bebo: The Music of Chico & Rita, alongside Sole Giménez, are three of the Spanish participants revealed by the San Javier Jazz Festival, which, like every year, puts its support behind Spanish jazz.

Jazz San Javier has also historically supported European Jazz, this year's programme preview, not only includes the Italian pianist Giovanni Mirabassi, and the French singer Melanie Dahan, but it also features French accordionist Marc Berthoumieux's quartet which will present his album
In Other Words, with versions of tracks from Sting, Stevie Wonder, Elton John and Michael Jackson, along with a beautiful mix of French music and jazz.

Also hailing from France is another band which has triumphed at Jazz San Javier, Pink Turtle, which returns with some changes in its lineup of seven musicians, which now will include a female singer. Pink Turtle will continue to present its peculiar interpretations of great songs from rock and pop in a key of jazz, which never fail to win over the audience within the first few minutes of their very entertaining live performances.

The European quota also includes the German band Triosence, one the most solid piano trios in Europe, lead by prestigious pianist and composer Bernhard Schüler.

The complete programme will be announced in mid April.

The Mayor of San Javier, Juan Martínez Pastor, highlighted the quality of the Festival's programme preview, which this year has increased its budget by ten percent. Martínez reiterated the San Javier City Council's support of the Jazz Festival, and emphasized its cultural, tourist and economic profitability

The Tourism Councillor, Inmaculada García, guaranteed the adjusted price policy of previous years to make jazz accessible to all aficionados, and announced that season pass reservations can be made starting today at the Festival Offices (Tel: +34 968 19 15 68 - +34 19 15 88), as well as tickets reservations for the George Benson concert, which will have a price of 35 euros. García thanked the work of the team which works on the Festival, and the fidelity of its sponsors.


© Ayuntamiento de San Javier, San Javier (Región de Murcia) Teléfonos 968 19 15 88, +34 968 19 15 68 jazz@sanjavier.es    festivales@sanjavier.es