Jazz is in the air in Madrid in November, when this incredibly captivating style of music can be heard in every corner of the city.
From November 5 to 29, the Madrid International Jazz Festival brings jazz to outstanding venues in the city like the Conde Duque Auditorium and the Fernán Gómez Theatre. Artists like Jorge Pardo, Maciej Obara, Melisa Aldana, Ron Carter and Sheila Jordan are just a few of those who have delighted the public with their performances in the past. Now the Madrid International Jazz Festival is set for a new edition with concerts and activities of all kinds throughout the city. The programme features more than a hundred performances with all types of jazz, from the most classic to the avant-garde and improvisation.
Likewise, seeking to promote Spanish musicians and women jazz artists, as well as young and upcoming talents, the festival programmes various parallel activities including theatre, discussions, exhibitions and film screenings. Of course, the great jazz masters are the main attraction.
Past editions have highlighted the influence that the various popular musics in the world have had in recent decades on the musical programming of jazz. One specific form of aesthetic penetration has its reason for being in the search for alternative approaches that link swing and the multifaceted sound panorama of popular music. This is a connection that will be more evident than ever at this year’s event.