Jazz San Javier 2023

Jazz San Javier

Jazz San Javier 2023

Jazz San Javier

Jazz San Javier 2023

Jazz San Javier

San Javier International Jazz Festival


News 2023

TVE will broadcast 14 concerts of the XXV Festival
Tuesday, Agust 8th, 2023

TVE will broadcast 14 concerts of the XXV Festival

TVE 2 will broadcast from Wednesday, August 23, a total of 14 concerts of the XXV edition of the San Javier International Jazz Festival.

The concerts and their broadcast dates are as follows:

  • Wednesday, August 23: DJAVAN
  • Thursday, August 24: DIANNE REEVES
  • Monday, August 28: THE WATERBOYS
  • Tuesday, August 29: SAMARA JOY
  • Wednesday, August 30: NIELS LAN DOKY TRIO
  • Thursday, August 31: MAMAS GUN
  • Thursday, September 7: STEVE TURRE SEXTET "GENERATIONS"
  • Monday, September 11: NUDA MUSIC + CHANO DOMÍNGUEZ
  • Wednesday, September 13: ROXANE ARNAL & BAPTISTE BAILLY
  • Thursday, September 14: JOE LOUIS WALKER

The XXV San Javier International Jazz Festival on Radio 3
Saturday, Agust 5th, 2023

The XXV San Javier International Jazz Festival on Radio 3

We would like to announce that Radio Nacional, Radio 3, is carrying out a series of special programs on the XXV San Javier International Jazz Festival.

Its broadcast is scheduled for every Sunday in August from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.

- https://www.rtve.es/radio/20230803/festival-jazz-san-javier-2023/2453431.shtml
- https://www.rtve.es/play/audios/jazz-es-finde/

Ximo Tebar will receive the Prize of the 25th San Javier International Jazz Festival tomorrow Wednesday
Tuesday, July 18th, 2023

Ximo Tebar will receive the Prize of the 25th San Javier International Jazz Festival tomorrow Wednesday

The Valencian musician Ximo Tebar will receive the 25th San Javier International Jazz Festival Award tomorrow, Wednesday, in recognition of his entire musical career and for his close relationship with the Festival. Ximo Tebar performed at the first concert of the International Jazz Festival 25 years ago and since then he has returned to the Parque Almansa stage, on several occasions with his own projects and historical collaborations with Luis Salinas, Dennis Rowland and Rosa Passos, among others.

On Wednesday, July 19, the creator of the Mediterranean Son will be the main protagonist at Jazz San Javier, where he will present two different projects. In the first part of the night, Ximo Tebar leads The New Champs, along with Byron Landham and Pat Biachi, in a concert in memory of the brilliant organist Joey DeFrancesco. At the end of the first concert, the mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, and the Councilor for Culture and director of the Festival, David Martínez, will present him with the Prize, a sculpture made by the artist Manuel Páez, which represents a group of jazz musicians in full action. Ximo Tebar will return to the stage in the second concert of the night together with the Brazilian guitarist and singer Gladston Galliza and his Brazilian Jazz Project.

Beyond his connection with the Festival and the warmth with which he has always been received by the San Javier Jazz public, the Award recognizes the career of this musician considered by specialized critics as the creator of the Mediterranean Son, which can be appreciated in albums like “Aranzazu” and many others. Along with other more traditional jazz records, they make up an extensive discography. Dedicated to music since he was 17 years old, he has not stopped touring around the world leading his own group or together with prestigious soloists. Among the many recognitions and prizes received, Ximo Tebar has been, for two consecutive years, the Best Soloist of the National Jazz Show, awarded by the Ministry of Culture.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2023


The "Sorteamos cultura" (We raffle culture) campaign begins, in which we will periodically raffle 2 tickets for the XXV San Javier International Jazz Festival, Fan Futura Fest and the 53rd San Javier Fest Theatre, Music and Dance.

This action will be carried out on social networks among all the participants who have bought/consumed in one of the local shops or restaurants participating in the campaign and who have properly followed their instructions. The draws will be held on different dates between June 28 and August 24.

Do you want to participate? We tell you what you have to do:

1. Follow Activa San Javier on Facebook and Instagram.
2. Buy or spend 10 euros (minimum amount) in one of the participating establishments during the indicated days.
3. Get creative! Take a photo of your purchase or the store where you have spent that amount.
For example, if you are in a restaurant, take a photo of the plate of food. If you have bought clothes, take a photo of your chosen bag or clothes.
4. Upload it to your Instagram or Facebook profile, as a publication, mentioning the Activa San Javier account (@activasanjavier) and putting the hashtag #CulturayComercioSanJavier23.
5. If the business has social networks... Mention them too!
6. It is not worth participating in stories! The chosen format is post/publication.
7. Important: You must save the ticket to later check the day, the establishment and the purchase.
8. You can only participate once per day and raffle.
9. You will not be able to use the same purchase receipt more than once.

The results of each draw will be announced 24 hours after publication on our social media profile through storie, where we will mention the establishment and the winner.

<`p>Fostering and investing in local commerce and culture are the main objectives of this campaign, which is possible thanks to a synergy between the Department of Commerce and the Department of Culture, both from the San Javier town hall.

San Javier: A municipality that is committed to culture

For years, summer in San Javier has been different. Numerous artists perform for the enjoyment of all attendees.

The San Javier International Jazz Festival has been held in the municipality since 1998, becoming an essential event for jazz lovers, both nationally and internationally.

The San Javier Fest Teatro, Música y Danza has been taking place since 1969 and has a great national media impact.

Fan Futura Fest is a festival where we can find everything from indie, urban or electronic music. Without a doubt, it is a safe bet for the diversity of musical styles.

San Javier International Jazz Festival 2023
Tuesday, April 18th, 2023

San Javier International Jazz Festival 2023

Dianne Reeves, Paolo Fresu, Niels Lan Doky, The Waterboys and The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, join the Jazz San Javier 2023 programme, which takes place from June 30th to July 23rd.

The Festival, which has already brought forward names such as Djavan, Samara Joy and Steve Turre, will present its 25th anniversary Award to guitarist Ximo Tebar, who performed in the first concert in the Festival's history.

The new winter theater of San Javier has been the space chosen to present the 25th edition of the San Javier International Jazz Festival to be held from June 30th to July 23rd, with a total of 22 concerts in 15 nights , three of them in open spaces in San Javier, La Manga del Mar Menor and Santiago de la Ribera. The Festival, which looks back on its first quarter of a century of life, will present the Prize for this edition to Ximo Tebar, who was on the first night of the Festival 25 years ago, and remembers three great musicians who also performed on the stage of the Almansa Park auditorium, Joey DeFrancesco, pianist Ramsey Lewis and saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

The poster, the work of Casaú Estudio, anticipates this edition's nod to wind instruments in jazz, with the prominent presence of saxophonist Scott Hamilton, trombonist Steve Turre and trumpeter Paolo Fresu. The 25th edition of the Festival, in which names such as Dianne Reeves, Djavan, Niels Lan Doky, The Waterboys or the premiere in Spain of "the best soul band in the world", The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra, take a broad look at the female vocal jazz with presences as relevant as Dianne Reeves herself, Samara Joy, Michele Hendricks, Natacha Atlas, Pepa Niebla, Petra Magoni (from the band Musica Nuda), Anna Colom, Roxane Arnal, Gisele Jackson and Terrie Odabi.

The director of the Festival David Martínez pointed out that the 25th edition, "commits to the present and the future, although it takes the opportunity to look back and remember the musicians who have already passed through here and have made it great." Martínez also had words of recognition to the one who was its creator and director, Alberto Nieto, present at the event, whom he thanked, for continuing to collaborate with the Festival. Martínez, who introduced all the artists who will pass through the Festival, announced that the winter theater, recently inaugurated, opens this year as an alternative venue for the Festival, hosting the Scott Hamilton Quartet concert. The mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo highlighted the quality of the program and was convinced that "this year it will once again be a record as was the previous edition." Luengo praised the work of the management and the municipal team that manages the Festival and thanked the support of the sponsoring companies that also attended the event framed by the performances of the local singer Dora Helena.

Almansa Park Programme

The concerts scheduled at Parque Almansa will begin on June 30th with Djavan, one of the most admired Brazilian musicians inside and outside his country. Djavan will open Jazz San Javier where he arrives with his latest album “D”, number 25 of a brilliant career that he began in 1976, with hits like “Flor de Lys”. Accompanied by a seven-piece band, guitarist, singer and composer Djavan promises a brilliant opening to the Festival with a Brazilian flavor.

The next appointment will come onJuly 1st with a double concert night that will begin with the Cuban pianist and vocalist, Alfredo Rodríguez, together with the drummer Michael Olivera and the bassist Yarel Hernández, with whom they make up his famous Trio, admired throughout the world. With a brilliant career in the world of jazz promoted by the legendary Quincy Jones, since he discovered him in 2007, Alfredo Rodríguez stands out for his ability to integrate all genres of traditional and modern music. The second concert of the night will be starred by the British group Mamas Gun, with the brilliant singer Andy Platts, who last year performed at Jazz San Javier with his other group Young Gun Silver Fox. soul-pop band, with a seventies sound and reminiscences of greats of the genre such as Bill Whiters or Marvin Gaye.

The new winter auditorium, which has been built a few meters from the summer auditorium, opens as the stage for Jazz San Javier with the concert on July 5th starring saxophonist Scott Hamilton, master of the tenor saxophone with more than 40 albums recorded with the prestigious Concord Records label. He will perform with a quartet in which the pianist Ignasi Terraza stands out and the great revelation of Spanish vocal jazz, the Andalusian singer based in Brussels, Pepa Niebla, as a special guest.

On July 7th the double session will return with a programme that will begin with Musica Nuda + Chano Domínguez, an original project that represents the premiere in Jazz San Javier of one of the most prestigious jazz groups in Italy, Musica Nuda, made up of vocalist Petra Magoni and double bassist Ferruccio Spinetti. The duo, specialists in the adaptation to jazz of rock, pop and classical songs, collaborates on this occasion with the Spanish pianist, Chano Domínguez, an exponent of the fusion of jazz and flamenco, in a concert with the collaboration of the Istituto Italian of Culture. The night will end with the best blues, a genre very well cared for by Jazz San Javier, where the great Joe Louis Walker returns after eight years, “a legendary icon of modern blues”, as described by the music platform NPR Music. The guitarist and vocalist will be accompanied by three excellent musicians, the Hammond organ, bass and drums, with whom he will review part of a career with musical milestones such as his albums "Hornet's Nest" (2014) and his latest work "Weight of the World”.

The great lady of jazz Dianne Reeves will perform at Jazz San Javier on July 8th, in a night that will be opened by the harmonica player Antonio Serrano. Serrano played in the first edition of Jazz San Javier 25 years ago and since then there have been many occasions in which he has returned with multiple projects together with José Reinoso or Ignasi Terraza, among others. On this occasion, Antonio Serrano, considered one of the greatest harmonica virtuosos in Europe, will do it with his Quartet, made up of harmonica, piano, bass and drums. The charisma and great voice of Dianne Reeves will once again fill the Parque Almansa auditorium, where in 2015 she collected the Festival prize. Dianne Reeves is considered one of the most important vocalists in jazz today, in the wake of other greats such as Sara Vaughan or Betty Carter. In addition to five Grammy Awards, she also has the title of "Jazz Master", the highest distinction to which a jazz musician in the United States can aspire, awarded by the National Endowment for The Arts.

On July 12nd, Jazz San Javier welcomes a true legend of European jazz, the Italian Paolo Fresu, a virtuoso on trumpet and flugelhorn, whose career has led to a balance of more than 350 recorded albums, 80 of them as a leader. Holder of all the European jazz awards as the best musician on the continent, the Sardinian musician maintains a busy schedule of concerts around the world, such as the one that brings him to Jazz San Javier with his brilliant quintet with whom he had not met for years.

Matthieu Saglio Quartet & Guests will mean the return to Jazz San Javier, on July 14, of the French cellist based in Valencia, Matthieu Saglio, whose unforgettable concert in 2021 was immortalized on his CD “Live in San Xavier 2021”. The brilliant career of this brilliant musician who had already visited San Javier with his previous group Jerez-Texas, returns to the Festival where he will present his latest album "Voices", with luxury guests such as the Egyptian-British singer Natacha Atlas, the great Catalan singer Anna Colom, and his brother the vocalist Camille Saglio, as well as the guitarist José “El Piru” and the trumpeter Roqui Albero.

On July 15th Jazz San Javier is visited by one of the most innovative musicians in jazz, the legend of the trombone, Steve Turre. His long career in which he has collaborated with stars such as Ray Charles, Art Blakey, Dizzy Gillespie or Tito Puente, among many others, sounds like jazz and Latin music, a winning fusion to which Steve Turre adds the sound of seashells as instrument, of which he is an absolute master. The night will be rounded off with blues by Texan Buddy Withington and Santiago Campillo from Murcia, passionate about classic blues whose chemistry is shown on the CD “Live in San Javier Jazz Festival 2017”. Now they return to the Festival accompanied by Oneida James (ex-Joe Cocker bassist), José Ciudad on drums and the original M-Clan keyboardist, Iñigo Uribe, on piano and Hammond organ.

The New Champs “In memoriam Joey DeFrancesco”, is a tribute to the brilliant organist, trumpet and saxophonist, by the group “The New Champs”, promoted by the Spanish musician Ximo Tebar who He was part of the original group "The Champs", along with Joey DeFrancesco himself and Idris Muhammad. The New Champs is completed by two great teachers, drummer Byron Landham and organist Pat Bianchi. The guitarist Ximo Tebar, who has been one of the Festival's old friends since its first edition, also stars in the second concert on the night of July 19th, Ximo Tebar & Gladston Galliza “Brazilian Jazz Project”, with Brazilian guitarist and singer Gladston Galliza, in a project with Brazilian and Mediterranean accents.

On July 21st, the 23-year-old American singer Samara Joy, who has won many awards and is admired by critics despite her young career, arrives at Jazz San Javier who has already earned two Grammy Awards and comparisons with stars like Sara Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald. The other concert of the evening will have a Danish accent with Niels Lan Doky Trio. Top-level European jazz with the brilliant pianist who has been placed in the wake of Bill Evans. Niels Lan Doky returns to Jazz San Javier with his Danish trio of piano, drums and double bass.

On July 22nd comes an original and fresh concert by the French singer, guitarist and actress, Roxane Arnal and Baptiste Bailly, jazz pianist, who will offer his folk blues with a touch of jazz, whose style has been compared to Eva Cassidy or Norah Jones. The night will end with one of the most anticipated visits, the return of The Waterboys, a mythical group, a world reference in folk and rock. Led by the charismatic Scottish musician Mike Scott, they will present their latest album "All Souls Hill" and other selected songs from their long career of more than 40 years.

The Festival will close on July 23rd with what is considered one of the best Soul Blues bands in the world. The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra Featuring: Terrie Odabi & Theo Huff, who will offer his first concert in Spain in San Javier, has been the band chosen by Van Morrison to accompany him on his next American tour, which begins in September. The Anthony Paul Orchestra, which has received five nominations at the 2022 Blues Music Awards, will perform led by guitar great Anthony Paule, with nine musicians on stage including Terrie Odabi and Theo Huff, two of America's greatest soul singers.

Free concerts

As usual, Jazz San Javier will take three free concerts to open spaces in San Javier, Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga del Mar Menor.

In the first days of the Festival, on July 2nd, the Plaza de España in San Javier will host a concert by one of the best swing groups in Spain, the Murcian band Zoot Suiters that will fill the square with rhythm with great swing classics and their pop versions adapted to this genre.

On July 16th, the Tomás Maestre port, in La Manga del Mar Menor, will be the perfect setting to enjoy a concert by Gisele Jackson, a great voice of soul blues who has worked with Ray Charles, Donna Summer or James Brown, who comes to Jazz San Javier with his band, The Shu Shu's.

On July 20th, Jazz San Javier goes next to the Mar Menor on the Barnuevo esplanade, in Santiago de la Ribera, with a great vocal jazz concert, which brings together Michele Hendricks, an expert in scat and vocalese techniques and a teacher at combining classic jazz with new trends, along with trumpeter and singer Ronald Baker.

The Festival will put tickets and season tickets on sale at the beginning of May, informed the director, David Martínez. The numbered subscription includes all scheduled concerts and will cost 171 euros. Tickets and subscriptions can be purchased at the Festivals Office located on the ground floor of the Town Hall (968 19 15 88-968 19 15 68) and at www.festivalessanjavier.com. The concert hours will be at 10:00 p.m., when there are two concerts scheduled, except on July 19th, which will begin at 9:30 p.m. and at 10:30 p.m. on the days when there is only one concert scheduled, except for the 23rd of July that will begin at 10:00 p.m. The free concerts will begin at 10:30 p.m.

Presentation of the image of the XXV edition of the Festival and preview of its programme
Thursday, March 16th, 2023

Presentation of the image of the XXV edition of the Festival and preview of its programme

The Brazilian Djavan will open the 25th San Javier International Jazz Festival, which will be held from June 30 to July 24

The San Javier International Jazz Festival has announced the name of several of the confirmed artists in its XXV edition, which will be held between June 30 and July 24, including the Brazilian music legend Djavan, the brilliant trombonist Steve Turre and the very young new sensation of world jazz, Samara Joy. The Festival has announced the presence of other established artists such as the vocalist Michele Hendricks together with the trumpeter and singer, Ronald Baker; The New Champs “In Memoriam Joey DeFrancesco”; the British soul-pop group, Mamas Gun, and the project that unites the Italian jazz group, Musica Nuda and the Spanish pianist, Chano Domínguez.

The director of the Festival, David Martínez, accompanied by the mayor, José Miguel Luengo and the general director of the Institute for Arts and Sciences, ICA, Manuel Cebrián, has been in charge of offering the first details of the program and the image of this edition, which will be dedicated to the recently deceased musicians who left their mark on Jazz San Javier, such as Joey DeFrancesco, pianist Ramsey Lewis, who was awarded the Festival Award, and saxophonist Wayne Shorter.

In the same act, which was held at the San Javier Museum, the poster for 25 Jazz San Javier was unveiled, the work of Estudio Casaú, from Murcia, which, in the words of its director, Nacho Rodríguez, has played with the world pronunciation of the word Jazz, with a powerful typography, and with the leading role of the jazz musician, with a saxophonist as the axis of the poster's image. The rest of the programming will be announced in mid-April when tickets and season tickets will go on sale, said David Martínez, who promised "jazz on the street" events.

Programme advance

The director of the Festival, David Martínez, announced that Djavan will be in charge of opening, on June 30, the 25th edition of Jazz San Javier, where he also arrives with his latest album, "D", number 25 in a long and successful career that began in 1976 with one of his greatest hits “Flor de Lys”. Since then, Djavan has earned wide recognition as one of the great Brazilian musicians, along with his colleagues and friends, such as Milton Nascimento, with whom he has recorded a duet included in his latest album. Djavan has collaborated with artists such as Stevie Wonder, Paco de Lucía, Quincy Jones and Marcus Miller among many others who have admired his style in which the sounds of Brazil, Africa and America merge.

The program released today by Festival director David Martinez features one of jazz's most innovative musicians, trombone legend Steve Turre, who began touring with Ray Charles, later joining the Jazz Messengers, by Art Blakey. Since then his career has been linked to the names of musicians such as Dizzy Gillespie, Tito Puente, Van Morrison, Ray Charles, Chucho Valdés, or Cassandra Wilson, among many others. Disparate names that account for the continuous evolution of a musician who dominates all genres and who draws poetry from seashells, incorporated as an instrument in his Sextet with which he will play in Jazz San Javier.

Among the young values that Jazz San Javier always has, the 23-year-old singer Samara Joy stands out, who has been awarded and admired by critics despite her young career, and who already treasures two Grammy awards after winning at the last edition of the awards for "Best New Artist" and "Best Jazz Vocal Album". From a musical family and raised in the Bronx, she has already been compared to two of the greatest jazz singers of all time, Sara Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald.

The programme will provide encounters such as that of two great American artists, the singer Michele Hendricks, a specialist in the scat style and one of the great American vocalists, together with Ronald Baker, one of the great trumpeters of the last generations of American jazz, and also a singer. Based in Paris, Ronald Baker has been compared to musicians such as Freddie Hubbard, Miles Davis, and Chet Baker, among others. Michele Hendricks, who has been singing since she was eight years old, when she did it for the first time with her father, the legendary singer Joe Hendricks, has just received the “Best Jazz Vocal” award from the French Academy of Jazz for "A Little Bit of Ella", recorded with Tommy Flanagan.

Jazz San Javier will have a memory for the great Joey DeFrancesco, the brilliant organist, and ocassionally trumpet and saxophonist player, with the In Memoriam concert dedicated to him by The New Champs, the new formation made up of the Spanish guitarist Ximo Tébar, the drummer Byron Landham who played with DeFranceso himself at the 10th edition of Jazz San Javier, and the great Hammond organ maestro, Pat Bianchi, with the Spanish musician Josvi Muñoz, tenor sax, as a guest musician. Ximo Tebar was part of the original trio “The Champs” with Joey DeFrancesco and Idris Muhammad, both deceased, and now leads “The New Champs” alongside Byron Landham and Pat Bianchi who had also collaborated with Joey DeFrancesco throughout their careers.

Musica Nuda + Chano Domínguez, is a project promoted by the Istituto Italiano di Cultura for a series of concerts, which is now coming to Jazz San Javier. It is the mixture of one of the most prestigious jazz groups in Italy, the Musica Nuda duo, which will perform for the first time in Spain at the San Javier Jazz Festival, and the Spanish pianist Chano Domínguez, the greatest exponent of jazz and flamenco fusion inside and outside Italy. Spain. Musica Nuda, specialist in the adaptation to jazz of rock, pop and classical songs, is made up of Petra Magoni (voice) and Ferrruccio Spinetti (double bass).

Finally, among the confirmed concerts released today is the British group Mamas Gun, with the great singer Andy Platts, who last year went through Jazz San Javier with his other group Young Gun Silver Fox. Now he is back with his prestigious band British soul-pop band Mama's Gun, whose name derives from Erika Badu's second album. Mama's Gun's sound is reminiscent of '70s soul with influences from names in the genre like Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye.

The mayor of San Javier, José Miguel Luengo, congratulated the Festival's management for the programme advance announced today and predicted a Festival at the height of the 25th anniversary of Jazz San Javier "which demonstrates its maturity and consolidation". Luengo recalled that after three summers of work, the Festival will be held this year with the Almansa Park remodeled in a plan that includes a winter auditorium with 500 seats within the park itself. Luengo highlighted the commitment to the Culture of San Javier and highlighted the fact of direct management with municipal officials of the festivals of San Javier. An aspect also highlighted by the general director of the ICA, Manuel Cebrián for whom "San Javier is synonymous with culture".