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

Jazz En La Costa 2016

Jazz En La Costa – Almunecar 2016

Tickets for one of the key “Big Ticket” events have just gone on sale, and once again the programme looks like it’s going to be a cracker, with Stanley Clarke headlining.  Yes, this year’s Jazz En La Costa has been confirmed and will be running from 17th to 23rd July, with supporting “fringe” events from the 15th.

Jazz En La Costa 2016
Jazz En La Costa 2016

Held every year in Majuelo Park, in the shadow of the Castle, this is a superb night out, with some fantastic music.  Originally started in 1998, this has grown each year to become one of the key dates in the jazz calender.

Part of the Granada International Jazz Festival,  these form a week long series of events and concerts held on the coast, with Almunecar’s Jazz En La Costa being the prime series of gigs, attracting world class musicians and singers.

Ticket Sales

Tickets are again available on-line through Ticketmaster this year, and NB that returns are limited on the door from an hour before each concert so advance purchase is highly recommended to avoid being disappointed.  Local agencies here in Almunecar are: Viajes Ecuador. Paseo del Altillo, 2 and Halcón Viajes: Calle Madrid, 1 – other agencies in Granada, Antequera, Fuengirola, Estepona, Marbella & Malaga are listed on the main Jazz En La Costa site.

Prices are 18 euros (internet) – 18.50( agency or phone bookings) per concert.  A limited number of Abonos, or series discount tickets, are available at 95 euros for all 7 concerts which also includes a CD entitled “Cinema Jazz” – The Granada Film Project de Michael Mossman Band.

New this year is a Spotify page with samples of all the performer’s tunes, so if in doubt as to whether the band in question is to your taste or not this may be a good place to start.

2016 Jazz En La Costa Programme

The full programme is as follows at present, but full details and any updates can be found on each gig on the main Jazz En La Costa site.  All concerts start at approx. 22:30 – but check details on tickets

Sunday 17 July
JORGE PARDO presents DJINN
Jorge Pardo, flauta y saxo
Rycardo Moreno, guitarra
Tony Romero, teclados
Josué Ronkio, bajo
David Bao, batería
Dj. Toner, scratch y sampler
Artista invitada: Alana Sinkey, voz

Monday 18 July
CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH
Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah, trompeta y fiscorno
Lawrence Fields, piano y teclados
Kriss Funn, bajo
Corey Fonville, batería
Joey Dyson, batería
Braxton Cook, saxofón
Dominic Minix, guitarra
Elena Pinderhughes, flauta y voz

Tuesday 19 July
RICHARD BONA & MANDEKAN CUBANO
Richard Bona, bajo y voz
Ludwig Afonso, batería
Osmany Paredes, piano
Luisito Quintero, percusión
Roberto Quintero, percusión
Rey Alejandro, trombón
Dennis Hernandez, trompeta

Wednesday 20 July
ERIK TRUFFAZ QUARTET
Erik Truffaz, trompeta
Marcello Giuliani, bajo
Arthur Hnatek, batería
Benoit Corboz, piano y Fender Rhodes

Thursday 21 July
KENNY GARRETT QUINTET
Kenny Garrett, saxo alto y soprano
Corcoran Holt, contrabajo
Rudy Bird, percusion
Marcus Baylor, batería
Vernell Brown, piano

Friday 22 July
NICHOLAS PAYTON TRIO
Invitada especial: JANE MONHEIT
con Vicente Archer y Gregory Hutchinson
Nicholas Payton, trompeta, piano y Fender Rodhes
Jane Monheit, voz
Vincent Archer, contabajo
Gregory Hutchinson, batería

Saturday 23 July
STANLEY CLARKE BAND
Stanley Clarke, contrabajo
Beka Gochiashvili, piano
Michael Mitchell, batería
Cameron Graves, teclados

“Fringe” / Free Concerts

A series of supporting “fringe” concerts which are free admission are again scheduled:

Friday, 15 July. A partir de las 23.30 h. Plaza Nueva. La Herradura.
MIKE VERNON Y LOS GARCIA (+)

Saturday 16 July. A partir de las 22.30 h. Plaza del Ayuntamiento y Bajos Paseo del Altillo. Almuñécar.
BEFUNKBOP (+)

From Sunday 17 to Sat 23rd July. A partir de las 00.00 h. Trasnoches de Jazz. Parque El Majuelo
JESÚS MATA Y JACINTO RODRÍGUEZ (+)

Activity Holiday Vacancies

We only have limited availability left now for this week, so if you want to combine a first class activity holiday with some world class jazz music, get a  quick quote now.