Entrance tickets for the 28th edition of the Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken, which will take place from 5 to 21 July, are now on sale for the concerts to be held at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, Theatre Pérez Galdós, Theatre Guiniguada, Tenerife Auditorium, Theatre Leal and the ‘Palacio de Formación y Congresos de Fuerteventura’. All details & information regarding prices, vouchers and programmes can be found on the festival website canariasjazz.com.
In this new edition, the festival will feature the participation of Maceo Parker, a key player in the evolution of contemporary music, a musician without whom it would be difficult to define terms like Funk or Groove: a genuine explorer of black music who has taken the limitations of the saxophone to the extreme. There will be three concerts featuring this incomparable performer, on Gran Canaria (18 July, Santa Ana Square), Lanzarote (19 July, Arrecife) and Tenerife (20 July, Puerto de la Cruz). Parker will be one of around 30 artists that form part of the programme at this new edition, which will be held from 5 to 21 July and once again will cover the islands of La Palma, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria & Tenerife.
As is customary, there will be a combination of free-entrance open-air concerts and others with paid entrance at venues including the main theatres & auditoriums of the archipelago. The billing at this 28th edition once again will feature a mixture of new talents, established & renowned artists, a few long shots and a blend of familiar yet equally distinctive sounds with many common attributes. And for yet another year Africa Night will be staged (Friday 5 July, at the Pilar Square in Guanarteme) with performances by FRA! & Kyekyeku & Ghanalogue Highlife, two bands selected this year at the Vis a Vis contest, which took place in Ghana and organised by Casa África.
Among the artists confirmed for the event this year, we find a number of female vocalists & musicians, such as Karrin Allyson, Sinne Eeg & Peter Sprague, Judith Hill, Miryam Latrece Cuarteto, Carita Boronska Quartet and the local group ST Fusion. To these one can add artists like the Avishai Cohen Trio, Tony DeSare, Marquis Hill Blacktet, FNF Trio featuring Lionel Loueke and Chris Cheek, Kennedy Administration, Munir Hossn Quartet, Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet, Joel Ross, Mamas Gun… and a host of local bands, ST Fusion & Barreiro Project being among those that have been confirmed to date.