The Madrid International Jazz Festival, JAZZMADRID’16, will be held between 25th October and 30th November with the participation of leading artists from this musical genre, new talents and, in this edition, creative women with an unquestionable jazz authority.
The festival will take place in different venues throughout Madrid, with the nerve centres at the Conde Duque Cultural Centre and the Fernán Gómez Theatre, which will host the main events along with diverse parallel activities. The audience will have the opportunity to enjoy over 6 hours of uninterrupted jazz for five weeks, with musical proposals from night to the early hours at all of the clubs of the La Noche en Vivo Association with around 40 performances, and the French Institute.
This year, the artist responsible for opening the festival will be the talented pianist, Hiromi Uehara, with her Hiromi Trio. Leading names from the traditional and today’s jazz scene will participate in this latest edition, such as Dave Holland, Gregory Porter, Madeleine Peyroux, Charles Lloyd, Dhafer Youssef, Somi, John Scofield, Theo Croker, Robin McKelle, René Marie or Stanley Clarke’s new group. The national jazz scene brings artists like Pablo Martín Caminero, Kontxi Llorente, Ximo Tébar, Marta Sánchez Quintet, Niño Josele, O Sister!, Luis Verde, Giulia Valle Trio and Javier Colina who will feature in the festival’s closing ceremony, among others.
This festival boasts around one hundred performances, a section dedicated to blues and parallel activities related to jazz, such as debates, films and exhibitions by experts in cultural life and jazz critics in Spain: A Chronicle of Jazz in Madrid exhibition and the screenings of Solo en un día, Club de Reyes, Let’s Get Lost and Sexo, Maracas y Chihuahuas. It is an invitation to listen to and enjoy jazz music where melodies of different styles and cultures will come together in a festival in which new talents will also shine.