Madrid Jazz Festival 2018
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Every autumn, the best international jazz musicians come to the Madrid International Jazz Festival, better known as JAZZMADRID. Famous artists and new talents will both participate in the Festival held at various venues throughout the city from November 6 to 30. A new edition brings together an interesting programme with a hundred concerts and parallel activities, such as films, presentations and master classes! JAZZMADRID 2018 will mainly be held at the Conde Duque, Fernán Gómez Cultural Centre and CentroCentro, as well as at other spaces and halls.
JAZZMADRID 2018 will bring together leading figures from today’s jazz scene, such as Art Ensemble of Chicago, Stacey Kent, Mulatu Astatke, Michel Camilo, Regina Carter, Billy Cobham, Nils Petter Molvaer, John Surman, Mary Halvorson, Avishai Cohen, Stefano Bollani, Kinga Glyck, Ximo Tébar or Corey Harris. The Art Ensemble of Chicago will open JAZZMADRID 2018 on the Fernán Gómez stage, which will be followed by David Murray, Billy Cobham, Regina Carter, Stacey Kent, Ximo Tébar, Pablo Martín Caminero, Ron Carter, Richard Bona, Charles McPherson, Mulatu Astatke, the Soulbop of Bill Evans and Randy Brecker, Yellowjackets or the solo performance of the Dominican pianist, Michel Camilo. You will also get to know up coming artists, such as Raúl Márquez, the resident groups at Conde Duque (Monodrama and AgusFulka), the Inn-Finity Quartet, the Ensemble Calliopée, the Brigada Bravo-Díaz or Patáx.
The extensive JAZZMADRID 2018 programme also includes concerts nad films with a cycle devoted to Woody Allen. There will also be different conferences by prestigious specialists, master classes on flamenco jazz by Pablo Martín Caminero with the presence of the Big Bands from the Arturo Soria and Amaniel conservatories, and the Creative Music School. This year, JAZZMADRID 2018 reiterates its commitment to female performers and local talents. In addition to the main venues, JAZZMADRID 2018 will also be held in different districts, Círculo de Bellas Artes, the French Institute, the Carlos Amberes Foundation, as well as at the halls and clubs of the La Noche en Vivo association.