The Councilor for Culture, Jesús Verdú, and the General Director of the Institute of Cultural Industries and Arts of the Region of Murcia, Juan Antonio Lorca, have presented in Murcia the programming of the Yecla Jazz Festival 2019.
"In its 20th edition, the festival is committed to the fusion of styles and formats, from the Daniel García Diego trio (piano, double bass and drums) the CMQ Big Band, the Mambo Jambo quartet (saxso, guitar, double bass and drums) or the Flamenco-Jazz of Chicuelo and Mezquida "as explained by the Councilor for Culture, who thanked" the support that the Ministry of Culture brings to the festival, one of the activities of greater cultural quality of Yecla. "
On this occasion, the festival will take place on September 24 and 28 at the Concha Segura theater.
All concerts will begin at 9:30 p.m. and as a novelty they will have a 3-euro ticket, which can be obtained at the theater box office from Thursday, September 19 (from 7:30 p.m.) and on the Instanticket website since Friday, September 20.
On Tuesday, September 24, the Daniel García Diego Trío festival will open, a group that combines jazz and flamenco with piano, double bass and drums.
They will present their latest album 'Travesuras' (2019).
On Wednesday, September 25, we will enjoy CMQ Big Band, an orchestra of 17 musicians who pay homage to Cuban popular music and Beny Moré as an exponent of it.
For Thursday, September 26, we will increase the intensity with Los Mambo Jambo, a quartet that provides a mix of rock'n'roll, swing, rhythm & blues and surf sounds.
On Friday, September 27, the joint project of Juan Gómez 'Chicuelo' winner of a Goya and Marco Mezquida will be uploaded to the tables;
They will project their fusion of flamenco, rumba and jazz.
The closing will arrive on Saturday, September 28, in style, with the great Javier Limón, with the show Casa Limón & Friends.
"An exceptional opportunity to enjoy with one of the most influential people in music on the international scene, winner of 10 grammy, more than 20 gold and platinum records and UN ambassador among his most outstanding distinctions" as Jesus Verdú explains
In this concert Javier Limón, who also turns 20 with his producer Casa Limón, will perform together with a group of world-class artists who work with the record label.
This concert is unique in Murcia and one of the three that will be performed in Spain, after two days at the Teatro de la Zarzuela in Madrid.
In addition, Javier Limón will offer a master class in music production at the headquarters of the Association of Friends of Music in Yecla.
The programming of the Jazz Festival is completed with the live broadcast of the program 'Discópolis' of Radio 3 from the municipal auditorium Juan Miguel Benedito.
From September 24 to 27 we can listen live to José Miguel López from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., who will also be appointed Winemaker of the Year of the Yecla Wine Route at the gala to be held on Sunday 29 September at 12:00 at the Concha Segura theater.
A festival with its own personality
The Yecla Jazz Festival has acquired "its own personality in its two decades of existence, with a clear commitment to jazz that occurs in our country but impregnated with bright strokes of international artists, which highlights the clear commitment to young talents, combined with the great figures, and his marked tendency to merge musical styles within the world of jazz, blues, soul, rhythm & blues, rock'n'roll, swing, flamenco, and other Latin rhythms, "as the councilor recalled of Culture of the City Council of Yecla.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla