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Granada Jazz festival celebrates 40th anniversary
02 October 2019 @ 18:15

The International Jazz Festival of Granada celebrates its 40th anniversary next month with a programme that will pay special tribute to the late Celia Mur and will feature stars like Lizz Wright, Charles McPherson and Fred Hersch.

Granada will become the jazz centre of Europe this autumn thanks to a programme "full of soul" that will premiere at the Federico García Lorca Centre and has been designed to commemorate forty years of the festival

Over the past four decades, figures such as Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, Herbie Hancock, Art Blakey, Tete Montoliu, Dizzy Gillespie, Wayne Shorter, Diana Krall, Bebo and Chucho Valdés, Stanley Clarke, among others, have passed through the Jazz Festival.

The "exquisitely intellectual" Fred Hersch Trio will kick off the festival on November 1st, bringing their experience of more than three decades of performance, 40 recordings and countless awards such as "Best Jazz Group" by DownBeat Critics Poll.

The director of the Festival, Mariché Huertas, and the Councillor for Culture, Lucía Garrido, today officially presented the programme that also includes performances and activities "in parallel", in which more than 80 establishments participate.

This year's festival will pay "deserved tribute" to Celia Mur, one of Spain's biggest jazz stars who passed away recently, with a special concert scheduled for November 2nd and led by the guitarist and director of the Big Band from Granada, Kiko Aguado.



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