August 5, 2021

With Joan Baez about to illuminate the Zurriola

At 8:45 p.m. the legendary Joan Baez will go up to the Green Stage La Zurriola to sing the first chords of the 54 Heineken Jazzaldia. It is probably the last chance to see her, as she is on her farewell tour. However, at 78 years old and with the voice as the main weapon, he is still so current […]

At 8:45 p.m. the legendary Joan Baez will go up to the Green Stage La Zurriola to sing the first chords of the 54 Heineken Jazzaldia. It is probably the last chance to see her, as she is on her farewell tour. However, at 78 years old and with the voice as the main weapon, he is still as valid as his protest song messages.

For these days there are planned under the Heineken Jazzaldia umbrella 100 performances, of which more than two thirds will be free to the public. The musicians will move in fifteen different stages.

Last year the festival brought together 171,500 spectators in its various venues that include Zurriola Beach, the Kursaal Auditorium, the Plaza de la Trinidad and the Victoria Eugenia Theater, all of them very characteristic places of the city.

Among the leading figures who will perform at the Festival are, in addition to Joan Baez, Jamie Cullum, Diana Krall, John Zorn, Donny McCaslin, Maria Schneider, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Joshua Redman, Joe Jackson and Neneh Cherry, and so on. list that also includes Houston Person, Charles McPherson, Atomic, Moppa Elliott, Martirio & Chano Domínguez, Zahara, Dorian and a representation of current Japanese jazz, with figures such as Eri Yamamoto and Chihiro Yamanaka.

On the other hand, the 2019 award will be awarded during the Festival to the American saxophonist and composer John Zorn, an essential figure of avant-garde jazz.

The award winners are an impressive list of some of jazz’s leading talents. Recipients of the award include Doc Cheatham, Hank Jones, Chick Corea, Kenny Barron, Ray Brown, Elvin Jones, Keith Jarrett, Herbie Hancock, Shirley Horn, Wayne Shorter, Toshiko Akiyoshi and Ellis Marsalis.

More information:

Full program, here.

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