The 56th San Sebastian Jazz Festival announces its full programme and sale of its tickets and passes
The 56th Jazzaldia will offer a total of 60 free and paying concerts in 8 venues throughout the city→
The title of the poster is “Bye Bye Blues”. In the artist’s own words: “The poster is a farewell to the strange and painful year we have just lived through. It is also a homage to all of the women who have their place in the history of jazz past and present”.
Bye Bye Blues is, furthermore, a popular and jazz standard. Composed in 1925 by Fred Hamm, Dave Bennet, Bert Lown and Chauncey Gray, the song hit the charts with the version by Les Paul and Mary Ford in 1952. Although it has been performed by countless artists over the years, Isabel Herguera has taken two of these versions as her reference: the one by Julie London dating from 1957 and Cab Calloway’s 1940 instrumental.
Born in Donostia/San Sebastian in 1961. Studied at the Bilbao Faculty of Fine Arts, at the Kunstakademie in Dusseldorf, and completed her training at California Institute of the Arts. For a decade she worked at different animation studios in Los Angeles. In 2003 she returned to Europe and made several short films selected for festivals including Annecy, Rotterdam and Ann Arbor, among others.
She has given numerous courses and workshops at: California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles; Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión de San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba; Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing. She was guest professor at the National Institute of Design in Ahmedabad, India. She also designed and coordinated the Moving Image Laboratory at Arteleku.
Herguera has been widely recognised, having won numerous awards for her animation work, among which are particularly La Gallina Ciega (nominated for the Best Animated Short Film Goya 2006), Bajo la almohada (Under the Pillow, UNICEF award at Zinebi 2012) and Amore d’inverno (Best Basque Film 2015).
From 2003 until 2011 she directed the International Animation Film Festival of Catalonia, in Lleida, an event which received the National Audiovisual Award from the Consell Nacional de la Cultura i de les Arts in 2009.
Today she alternates her teaching work at the Kunsthochschule für Medien in Cologne, Germany, with the production of her first feature film, El sueño de la sultana (Sultana’s Dream).[post_title] => FILMMAKER ISABEL HERGUERA IS THE AUTHOR OF THE POSTER FOR THE THE 56th JAZZALDIA [post_excerpt] => The 56th San Sebastian Jazz Festival, to run from July 21-25, now has its poster, work of the animator, director and animation producer, Isabel Herguera [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => filmmaker-isabel-herguera-is-the-author-of-the-poster-for-the-the-56th-jazzaldia [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2021-03-29 10:40:49 [post_modified_gmt] => 2021-03-29 08:40:49 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://jazzaldia.eus/?p=25092 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 24790 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2020-07-27 13:10:02 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-07-27 11:10:02 [post_content] => The 55th San Sebastian Jazz Festival will be remembered by everyone, and not only because we went to its concerts wearing a mask and in small numbers, in special and clearly adverse circumstances, but also for its incredible concerts, its unique moments and its excellent quality throughout. The public response to the situation was exemplary, demonstrating great responsibility, yet with no loss of enthusiasm and almost full capacity at all venues. We must also highlight the total absence of incidents. This year, for the first time, we gave three Donostiako Jazzaldia Awards, an extremely well-deserved recognition for three Jazz geniuses: Jorge Pardo, Chano Domínguez and Iñaki Salvador. All three also took the centre stage, either together, or with their bands, to give memorable concerts at the main Jazzaldia venues: the Plaza de la Trinidad, the Kursaal Auditorium and the Victoria Eugenia Theatre. Alongside the afore mentioned figures, we had the opportunity to enjoy a selection of the best Spanish artists and groups. All of them, delighted at being able to give live concerts once again, brought us incredible moments packed with musical quality and art: Chano Domínguez, Marco Mezquida, Perico Sambeat, Carles Benavent, Chicuelo, Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Antonio Serrano, Raül Refree with the Portuguese singer Lina, Josemi Carmona, Tino di Geraldo... We also had concerts by Basque groups and artists of spectacular calibre. In the “Trini”, Oreka TX and Michel Portal gave two concerts, also leaving us with a joint improvisation that will stay with us forever. San Sebastian’s Iñaki Salvador with two concerts, one at the Kursaal together with Chano Domínguez, and the other at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre with Jorge Pardo and Bizkaia’s Borja Barrueta, who also performed with Pamplona’s Javier Colina in the “Trini”. In the San Telmo Museum cloister two pianists from San Sebastian, Paul San Martín and Mikel Azpiroz. And on the last day of the Festival, at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, Joseba Irazoki with his friends. Completing the list of local performers, we also had the opportunity to see many young artists on the Kursaal Terraces, where we introduced a new format encompassing 21 concerts, all free of charge and with controlled audience numbers, in a space which turned out to be a magnificent spot to have a drink while enjoying great live music, all with spectacular views and the fantastic weather that accompanied us throughout the whole Festival. Three of this year’s best concerts featured Portuguese artists: Lina together with the Catalan Raül Refree at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, Salvador Sobral at the Kursaal and Mariza in the Plaza de la Trinidad. The remaining artists, although some of them live in Spain, hailed from other countries: Norway, Sweden, France, Germany, Serbia, the United States... Rymden, Joachim Kühn, Anja Lechner, François Couturier, Bojan Z., Randy Greer (who lives in Valencia), Sean Clapis (who lives in Madrid)... One new feature this year took the shape of the concerts given in streaming mode, a total of 15 performances, followed live by myriad aficionados all over the world and which have already clocked up more than 14,000 viewings. A service offering free concerts and admission for those unable to attend the concerts in person. Also worthy of note is the fact that we now have 34,000 followers on social media. The eighth edition of Txikijazz brought 4 concerts which were hugely enjoyed and appreciated by the families who came along to watch them on the Kutxa Kultur Terrace at Tabakalera and on the Kursaal Terraces. At the end of the day, a Festival to remember both for the excellent quality of the concerts and for the incredible response of the Jazz aficionados, despite the adverse circumstances. The San Sebastian Jazz Festival, to run from 21-25 July 2021, reveals a substantial part of its line up The 56th Jazzaldia is already well on the way to completing its programme for 2021. Trusting that by then audience numbers will have returned to their original capacities and the conditions will have been restored to normal, part of the programme will be recovered, while hugely important names are also added to the Festival line up. Stellar incorporations to the next edition of the Jazzaldia are Herbie Hancock, Gregory Porter, Mulatu Astatke, Yann Tiersen, Brad Mehldau and the young female saxophonist, Lakecia Benjamin. Simple Minds, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Kurt Elling, with a new project including the guitarist Charlie Hunter, Hiromi, León Benavente and Vintage Trouble continue to feature as per the programme announced for 2020 prior to the Covid outbreak. John Zorn postpones the presentation of his two Masada quartets in the Plaza de la Trinidad until 2022. [post_title] => Superlative artistic quality and enthusiastic public response at this special edition of the Jazzaldia [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => superlative-artistic-quality-and-enthusiastic-public-response-at-this-special-edition-of-the-jazzaldia [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-07-27 13:11:29 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-07-27 11:11:29 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://jazzaldia.eus/?p=24790 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw )  => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 24428 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2020-07-21 10:42:24 [post_date_gmt] => 2020-07-21 08:42:24 [post_content] => The 55th San Sebastian Jazz Festival will offer the live streaming of all concerts taking place at 12:30 and in the evening at the Plaza de la Trinidad Every day from July 22-26, the 5 concerts taking place at 12:30 and all evening double sessions at the Plaza de la Trinidad will stream live on our “DonostiaJazz” YouTube channel. This is the first time that the Jazzaldia will have offered concerts in streaming mode. The performances will include those given by the year’s three Donostiako Jazzaldia recipients: Jorge Pardo, Chano Domínguez and Iñaki Salvador. Thanks to this initiative, the Festival can be enjoyed in person and, now too, from home, offering the chance for people who are unable to attend to see and hear the concerts. LIVE JAZZALDIA (list of streaming videos) July 22 12:30 Victoria Eugenia Theatre Jazz at Massey Hall: Charlie Parker Tribute 21:00 Plaza de la Trinidad Colina, Carmona, Serrano, Barrueta: Veinte veinte Chano Domínguez Trío (approx. 22:30) July 23 12:30 Victoria Eugenia Theatre Anja Lechner & François Couturier 21:00 Plaza de la Trinidad Oreka TX: Koklea Michel Portal New Quintet (approx. 22:30) July 24 12:30 Kursaal Auditorium Salvador Sobral: Alma nuestra 21:00 Plaza de la Trinidad Perico Sambeat Plays Zappa Benavent, di Geraldo, Pardo (approx. 22:30) July 25 12:30 Victoria Eugenia Theatre Jorge Pardo - Iñaki Salvador Quartet 21:00 Plaza de la Trinidad Carles Benavent Trío Mariza Canta a Amália (approx. 22:30) July 26 12:30 Victoria Eugenia Theatre Joachim Kühn, solo piano 20:00 Plaza de la Trinidad Marco Mezquida: Beethoven Collage Rymden: Bugge Wesseltoft - Dan Berglund - Magnus Öström (approx. 21:30) [post_title] => 15 concerts in free streaming mode [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => open [post_password] => [post_name] => 15-concerts-in-free-streaming-mode [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2020-07-21 10:59:41 [post_modified_gmt] => 2020-07-21 08:59:41 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => https://jazzaldia.eus/?p=24428 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw ) ) [post_count] => 6 [current_post] => -1 [in_the_loop] => [post] => WP_Post Object ( [ID] => 26384 [post_author] => 2 [post_date] => 2021-06-09 11:20:09 [post_date_gmt] => 2021-06-09 09:20:09 [post_content] =>
The 56th Jazzaldia will offer a total of 60 free and paying concerts in 8 venues throughout the city→
The selected groups are the Ariel Brínguez Quintet, Caminero Quintet, Chano Domínguez Trío, Daniel García Trio, Smack Dab, Sumrrá, Alba Careta Group and Manolo y Curra→
The Festival will run from July 21-25 and the tickets will go on sale shortly→
The 56th San Sebastian Jazz Festival, to run from July 21-25, now has its poster, work of the animator, director and animation producer, Isabel Herguera→
The 55th San Sebastian Jazz Festival will be remembered by everyone, and not only because→