Aqua Arena

You can always tell that summer is here as the Aqua Arenas are being set up just off the shore here in Almunecar as well as La Herradura.  Now that the sea temperature is well over 21c these are always incredibly popular.  And, even better, for a limited time we have free sessions to give away for new bookings for Sat 19 August onwards – so if you fancy yourself as an Aquatic Gladiator then dive on in!!

 

Jazz En La Costa 2017

The 2017 Jazz En La Costa festival is celebrating it’s 30th year and will be running from Mon 17th to Sat 22nd July as always in Majuelo Park.  All concerts are slated to start at 22:30 each night, and you will be pretty hard pushed to find a more spectacular setting next to the Roman garum factory and in the shadow of Castillo de San Miguel.     A full run down of the artists can be found on the festival home page, with links to YouTube clips, discographies, etc.

 

Advance tickets are available from Halcon Viajes and  Viajes Ecuador  here in Almunecar at €19.50 per gig / €91.50 the festival , or online at ticketmaster.es for €18 per gig  / €90 the festival.  Or you can take your chances and queue one hour before doors open at the gate for returns.

Main Festival Acts

Mon 17 July: John Pizzarelli, voz y guitarra. Daniel Jobim voz, guitarra y piano. Helio Alves, piano. David Karn, contrabajo. Duduka da Fonseca, batería.

Tue 18 July: Charles Lloyd Quartet, Charles Lloyd,  saxo. Gerald Clayton, piano. Reuben Rogers, contrabajo. Eric Harland, batería

Wed 19 July: Roberto Fonseca, piano, teclados y voz. Ramses “Dinamite” Rodríguez, batería. Adel, percusión. Yandy Martínez, bajo. Javier Salva, saxo barítono y flauta. Matthew Simon, trompeta. Jenks Jiménez, saxo tenor. Abrahán Aristilde, vocal.

Thu 20 July:Antonio Faraò, piano. Charles Tolliver, trompeta. Heiri Kanzig, contrabajo, Gary Husband, batería

Fri 21 July: Hiromi, piano. Edmar Castañeda, arpa

Sat 22nd July: Myles Sanko  with Rick Hudson, batería. Jon Mapp, bajo. Tom O’grady, teclados. Phil Stevenson, guitarra. Gareth Lumbers, saxofón. Mark Perry, trompeta.

Free “Fringe” Concerts & Events:

TOTO JAZZ BAND
Sábado, 15 de julio. A partir de las 22.30 h. Plaza Nueva. La Herradura.
Domingo, 16 de julio. A partir de las 22.30 h. Plaza del Ayuntamiento y Bajos Paseo del Altillo. Almuñécar.
JESÚS MATA Y JACINTO RODRÍGUEZ
Del 17 al 22 de julio. A partir de las 00.00 h. Trasnoches de Jazz. Parque El Majuelo

Exposición
Del 15 al 22 de julio. De 10.00 h. a 13.00 h. y de 19.00 h. a 21.00 h. Palacete La Najarra.
30 años de Jazz en la Costa. Carteles de Juan Vida

Open Air Samba Concert

Just a quick “heads up” that on Friday 30th June at 22:00 there will be an open air Samba & Bossanova concert in the gardens of the Palacette de la Najarra, here in Almunecar.

Tickets are €6 in advance (from Viajes Equador  on Paseo de Altillo) or €8 on the door.

Gigs held here in the gardens are always smaller and more intimate than the ones in Majuelo Park, so advance purchase is recommended.