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The Waterboys Cartagena Jazz Festival will close one full of stars (18/09/2013)

The event, now in its 33rd edition, is held the weekend of November, and will feature players from the likes of Low, Chucho Valdes, Till Brà ¶ nner, Chano Dominguez, Luciana Souza, Madeleine Peyroux, Josh Rouse, James Hunter, John Grant, Raphael Gualazzi and Ben L'Oncle Soul


33 years behind the Cartagena Jazz Festival has become one of the oldest in Spain and benchmark within and beyond our borders, as has been highlighted today during the presentation of the event to the Councillor for Culture, Rosario Montero, the Festival director, Francisco Martin, and director of La Opinion, the event partner, Jos ngel Ceron.

Low, Chucho Valds with the Afro Cuban Messengers, Till Brà ¶ nner Quintet, Chano Dominguez with the WDR Big Band in Cologne, Luciana Souza Madeleine Peyroux with his band and a string section of the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia , Josh Rouse, The James Hunter Six, Raphael Gualazzi, Ben L'Oncle Soul, John Grant and The Waterboys, who will handle the closing, are the stars of the 33rd edition of the festival which will begin on November 2 and will run for the five weekends of the month.

Concerts, eight in all, re-combine two locations, the Nuevo Teatro Circo Cartagena and the Auditorio El Batel, and as for the inputs, the organization has released for sale 200 credits, 65 euros, which includes all The Waterboys concerts except.

The budget is similar to last year, around 180,000 euros.

We have followed the trend of previous years, open windows to other music, a formula that has allowed us to fill the Circus Theatre and the Auditorium, and if last year the festival attracted more than 8,000 spectators, this year, in which we more days, we expect to receive more people, claimed Paco Martin, who also remembered that this time all concerts are scheduled on weekends to help out people who can come to Cartagena.

On Saturday November 2 Cartagena Jazz Festival begins with Low. Band led by Mormon marriage formed by Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, owners of a minimalist rock letter followed to the motto less is more.

American indie icons, Low lead behind 10 albums and this year celebrate two decades since its formation.

The invisible way presented, tenth album, which was produced by Jeff Tweedy.

Already on Friday November 8, Chucho Valdes Cartagena again this time accompanied by the Afro-Cuban Messengers. Present their second album together, Border-Free, in which the Cuban pianist and composer breaks the borders of genres fusing flamenco, jazz , Arabic music, classical and Afro-Cuban rhythms and Comanches.

Exciting and eloquent as few disk has breathtaking memories his parents, Pilar and the great Bebo, recently deceased, and pay tribute concert Chucho Cartagena.

The next day, Saturday November 9, double concert with German trumpeter Till Brà ¶ nner and Spanish pianist Chano Domnguez next to the prestigious WDR Big Band Cologne.

Till Brà ¶ nner is German jazz musician who has sold more albums in the history of Germany.

An heir road jazzman Chet Baker.

Star Musician Verve label.

Today it is one of the finest and most exceptional artists of international jazz circuit.

Meanwhile, Chano Dominguez is considered one of the great jazz-called responsible Flemish, starring some of the biggest milestones in our history, such as the first jazz musician to play at the Spanish grand Lincoln Center in New York or sign by Blue Note Records, one of the most legendary labels.

Comes the Cartagena Jazz Festival accompanied by the renowned WDR Big Band Cologne.

The Friday, November 15, is the female vocal jazz night starring Luciana Souza Madeleine Peyroux and.

But it could also be the night's producer Larry Klein, responsible for producing the discs of both artists and Brazilian husband, responsible for opening night.

Visit Cartagena for the first time to show why he has been chosen to work with greats such as Herbie Hancock, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bobby McFerrin, Maria Schneider, Danilo Perez ...

Comes to submit their last two albums The book of Chet, which pays tribute to the great Chet Baker and Duet III, Sau Paulo where the trilogy has reinterpreted the traditional songs of her native Brazil.

It will be uploaded later to the stage of the Auditorium El Batel Madeleine Peyroux, old friend of the festival, which will present its seventh album, The Blue Room in which honors Modern sounds in country and western music, the d isco with Ray Charles mixed in 1962 repertoire of musical tradition U.S. white with black style of soul and jazz.

Madeleine Peyroux will be accompanied for the occasion by his band and a string section of the Symphony Orchestra of the Region of Murcia.

On Saturday night, 16 will fill the Nuevo Teatro Circo American sounds, and it's a double feature with Josh Rouse and James Hunter gives guarantee.

Rouse that takes several years to be a happy man after finding love and new musicians in Spain together with the fact that joy being father, which in his words has made ​​the disc bases present in Cartagena The Happiness Waltz.

Meanwhile James Hunter, though born in the UK, as few musicians dominates keys soul and R & B first American school.

After some time away from the spotlight today, James Hunter turns back and visit Spain.

Present his Minute by Minute.

On Friday November 22 will be a night of young consecrated.

Active since 2005, Rapahel Gualazzi has 3 albums to his credit and last reference is Happy Mistake that has become one of the most promising young jazz voice in the international arena, allowing joining the prestigious Blue Note and be the opening act for Herbie Hancock.

After Gualazzi will take the stage Ben L'Oncle Soul.

Thanks to this French singer, passionate soul of the 60s and black music, the Nuevo Teatro Circo vibrate.

This soulman, as he likes to be known has a compelling voice.

France has become a sales phenomenon getting the triple platinum record for his first job.

Otis Redding and Ray Charles, are his references.

He grew up listening to Motown classics.

This school has marked his life, his style and even your body.

John Grant is already a cult musician.

It will be at the New Theatre Circus on Saturday November 23.

After leading between 1994 and 2004 The Czars, band leader in the mix of shoegaze with alternative country, and while I continued, musician Grant was converted into support groups like The Flaming Lips and Midlake.

After being rescued recent arms of depression and returned to the world of artists working with the splendid Queen of Denmark seemed that this unparalleled creator could lift his head and try to push through his battered life.

Unfortunately, a few months later revealed to the world that he was HIV positive.

Perhaps for this reason decided to turn his personal and musical life for the former took up residence in Iceland, for the latter, was inspired to develop Pale Green Ghosts album that had always dreamed of, which would place electronics both fascinated him as a teenager.

Cartagena Jazz Festival concludes with The Waterboys on Friday November 29.

It is twenty five years since the publication of Fisherman's Blues, the Rosetta Stone of the band's career, a key work in the recovery of popular taste by Irish folk, the album that marked the epicenter of his career.

The October 14-led Londoners, do not forget, for a Scot, Mike Scott-reissued as big, with a seven CDs.

All a chest full of a great treasure.

Hence, a tour will come to our country and in which Scott and Steve Wickham will join for the first time since 1990, with his old comrades Anto Thistlethwaite group and Trevor Hutchinson.

The four of them over the current battery of training, Ralph Salmins, will be responsible for interpreting a rescan music repertoire of the band during those years.

Tickets are on sale.

More information www.jazzcartagena.es

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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