Latin jazz will be top of the musical agenda in Adeje from June 18th to 22nd, as the borough hosts the first international Latin Jazz festival, Clazz -Continental Latin Jazz. Details were announced yesterday by promoters Cargo Music Entertainment and Actual Events, with the collaboration of the Adeje council through their tourism promotion unit under the Happy Streets banner. Happy Streets promotes and energises the cultural and entertainment side of Adeje in public spaces throughout the borough.
Tickets for concerts will be available soon through Tomaticket. The festival will be in two parts, with three days of jazz in the Papagayo Beach Club and two major open-air concerts in Golf Costa Adeje.
Clazz Club is Europe’s biggest jazz organisation in Europe and this will be their first series of concerts here in the Canary Islands, in Costa Adeje and in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The festival brings together big names in the jazz world as well as encouraging new local talent.
Oscar Gómez, the creator and producer of the festival, and member of the Latin Grammy committee, said yesterday at the press conference here, “fusion isn’t just about music, it’s about human beings, it’s the future of humanity. For us it’s a huge honour and this is an amazing platform to promote the Clazz brand that is travelling around the world”. Luis Medina Enciso of Actual Events thanked the Adeje council and the department of tourism, “without them this would not be happening”.
On Tuesday June 18th, Roberto Martínez performs with La Yuka Fund, in Papagayo Beach Club, offering Latin American and Canarian music. On Wednesday June 19th the Claudio Constantini Tango Jazz Ensemble will offer music from Buenos Aires with touches of New Orleans. And on Thursday June 20th Yuvisney Aguilar & the Afrocuban Jazz Quartet will be on stage.
The last two days of the festival will bring jazz to the Golf Costa Adeje with the Nella Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera Caribbean Tour on Friday June 21st. And the festival comes to a conclusion on Saturday June 22nd with Yuka Funk and their Billie Holiday tribute.
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