Wednesday, March 30, 2011

BB King to open in July, the "powerful" lineup of the San Sebastian Jazz Festival

BB King to open in July, the "powerful" lineup of Festival de Jazz de Donostia The king of the blues, BB King, will open the 46th Festival de Jazz de San Sebastian, in a "very powerful" edition that will have among its stars Chick Corea, Cassandra Wilson, John McLaughlin, Jan Garbarek, Abdullah Ibrahim, Cyndi Lauper, Mavis Staples, and almost nonagenarian Toots Thielemans.

Dave Douglas, Enrico Rava, Avishai Cohen, John Scofield, Charlie Haden and Medeski, Martin and Wood are other names genuinely jazzy poster of the San Sebastian Festival, which in the coming days will unveil its groundbreaking proposals to be presented on Stage Green Beach Zurriola. The 46th edition includes new scenarios in the 46 Heineken San Sebastian Jazz Festival, to be held from 21 to 25 July, held for the third year the format of "temporary" five days imposed by the crisis, has been chosen as priority "the quality and strength "to the detriment of the usual six days, said today its director, Miguel Martin, in presenting this first step of the program.

With a budget of 1.6 million, 100,000 more than in 2010, the Festival de Jazz de San Sebastian adds new scenarios, all at the newly renovated San Telmo Museum, a new patio, the cloisters and the church. The first start will be to the beach with a free Jazz Band Ball, which has the legendary BB King, now 85 years and in his sixth visit to the Festival, as head of the program, which also form part Bilili Staff Benda, Elvin Aarset, 9 and Tucson Elephant Institute Ellington Band.

Belgian harmonica player Toots Thielemans, one of the very great figures of European jazz, 89 years, will close on 25 performances to the Kursaal Auditorium. It is one of the strongest candidates for the Prize Donostiako Jazzaldia of this issue, says Martin, who has accompanied the mayor of San Sebastián de Cultura, Denis Itxaso.

And among the very veterans will also be South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, who two years after their exceptional concert at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre will be heard on the evening of day 22 in the Plaza de la Trinidad. Among the very veterans will the South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim will be the first evening in this flagship space, after a very special evening, that of the trumpeter Dave Douglas, Enrico Rava and Avishai Cohen, in what will be their first performance together, the whole reason of "pride" for the Festival.

By "Trini" will on Saturday 23 Medeski, Martin and Wood and British guitarist John McLaughlin, who offered a "very strong" electric jazz session is likely to happen after the same in the Kursaal Return to Forever with Chick Corea. That same day, John Scofield Quartet will be in San Telmo, which also act on 22 Lloyd Cole, formerly of The Commotions, with its Small Ensemble, whose church has chosen the Norwegian saxophonist Jan Garbarek to present his project "Officium" with The Hilliard Ensemble at midnight on Sunday 24.

Previously, Charlie Haden will be in the preceding Trinidad Cassandra Wilson, but more than likely a collaboration between the two, as the singer worked with the bass on the disc of the 25 years Quartet West, with whom he comes to San Sebastian. The exciting Japanese pianist Hiromi, who last year accompanied Stanley Clark, will present that day at the Kursaal The Trio Project.

And to end the 46 edition, following the visit of the auditorium Thielemans Moneo, a double session of female voices, with Cyndi Lauper and "Memphis Blues Tour" and the great lady of gospel and soul, Mavis Staples. No clue what the Jazzaldia until the day before their "secret concerts", to be held securely in the Victoria Eugenia, which this year not set foot in any big stars.

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