THE SAN SEBASTIAN JAZZ FESTIVAL PROGRAMMES 60 CONCERTS ON 8 STAGES THROUGHOUT THE CITY FROM JULY 21-25
This year’s Jazzaldia, to be visited by myriad excellent artists, is busy putting the final touches to the preparations so that the city can once again enjoy a fantastic Festival.
There will be 8 stages: Trinitate Plaza Keler, Kutxabank Kursaal Auditorioa, FCC Victoria Eugenia Antzokia, Škoda San Telmo Museoa, Frigo Gunea, Guuk Gunea, Chillida Leku y Kutxa Kultur Tabakalera. The venues will host 60 concerts, 29 of them free, with 4 for family audiences as part of the Txikijazz section, and another 8 corresponding to JazzEñe, the Spanish Jazz showcase hosted this year as part of Jazzaldia.
Also parallel to Jazzaldia, this year will see the celebration of the fifth edition of the Jazzinema season organised by the Filmoteca Vasca, with 7 movies celebrating the extraordinary relationship enjoyed by the cinema and jazz.
The Donostiako Jazzaldia awards will acknowledge two extensive careers dedicated to Jazz: one solo, that of Chucho Valdés; and the other as a group, that of La Locomotora Negra.
Dionisio Jesús Valdés Rodríguez, better known as Chucho Valdés, will receive the Donostiako Jazzaldia Award almost twenty years after it went to his father, Bebo, at an edition where father and son took to the stage for a memorable concert at the 38th edition of Jazzaldia.
La Locomotora Negra is one of the oldest Catalonian and Spanish Jazz ensembles. This year, coinciding with its 50th anniversary, the big band has decided to take to the stages for the last time. Jazzaldia will honour and thank them for all these years with its Donostiako Jazzaldia Award.
Jazzaldia wants to make sure that all Jazz aficionados unable to attend the concerts can watch those given by 18 artists in free streaming mode. The streaming programme will include 9 concerts in the Trinitate Plaza Keler, and all of those running at the FCC Victoria Eugenia Antzokia, setting this year for the 7th edition of JazzEñe. The streamed concerts can be accessed from our website, App and YouTube channel.
The San Sebastian Jazz Festival continues to enjoy the support of Frigo, Coca-Cola, Kutxabank, Škoda, Kutxa Fundazioa, El Diario Vasco, Fundación SGAE, Katapulta Tour…
This year we’re also joined by three new sponsors:
-In the first place, our main sponsor, Keler, giving its name to the iconic Plaza de la Trinidad, going this year by the name of Trinitate Plaza Keler.
-Then there’s Guuk, which, as well as giving its name to one of the stages on the Kursaal terraces, has developed an App available for download from today to guarantee that you get greater and better enjoyment from Jazzaldia.
-And lastly, FCC, our collaborator in the field of sustainability, gives its name to the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, which takes on the name of FCC Victoria Eugenia Antzokia for the duration of Jazzaldia.