Costa del Sol International Jazz Festival

Annual event: Jazz in your neighbourhood.

Annual event: Jazz in your neighbourhood. Credit: IEVENN

MALAGA is set to host its 33rd annual International Jazz Festival this week, until November 11, and has invited some massive names to help fans celebrate.

The festival keeps going from strength to strength and attracts devotees from all over the world filling the capital with culture, rhythm and good vibes.

In the Cervantes Theatre, jazz enthusiasts can enjoy the music of artists such as trumpeter Charles Lloyd, legendary jazz pianist Kenny Baron, Charles Tolliver, Ernesto Aurignac, Mexican drummer Antonio Sánchez and the final performance of the festival will be Andrea Motis, the singer and trumpeter from Barcelona who will perform with her band.

Motis was previously invited by famed composer and producer Quincy Jones to share the stage at the Peralada Festival when she was 17 years old and has gone on to prove that she can hold her own with her contemporaries.

To coincide with this, Malaga Jazz Open is held alongside the International Jazz Festival and last year saw a total of 75 concerts and an attendance of over 20,000 people in a popular event that intends to incorporate the dynamics of the city.

With the streets as the stage, crowds can gather in the symbolic squares as well as the main hotels, restaurants and bars making it a real tourist and cultural attraction.

This year sees Jazz Open extend to the barrios with ‘Jazz festival in your area’ allowing free concerts on your doorstep in places like Teatinos-University, Santa Ana Park – Finca La Palma, Virgen de las Cañas Park, Churriana among many others.

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