The concert given by Norah Jones at the Kursaal was one of the most eagerly awaited yesterday in an auditorium packed with an audience impatient to hear the North American singer, composer and pianist, and they weren’t disappointed.

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Yoshuke Yamashita was back at San Telmo Museoa yesterday, but this time with improvised takes on popular classics.

The concerts in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre as part of JazzEñe, the Jazz Showcase for international programmers, opened with the concert by the pianist and composer Lucia Rey combining a variety of styles including flamenco, Latin Jazz, Mediterranean, classic, pop music… The quartet Move also gave their concert on this first day of JazzEñe.

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Damir Imamović gave his second concert at this year’s Jazzaldia on the Frigo Gunea stage, following The Mississippians Big Band. The Basque group Xahu brought the concerts on the Kursaal terrace to a close.
The Fnac Forum provided the setting for the concert by the Trio Nordeste.

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Rodrigo Lauroba & Aitor Miramon were the second and last group to perform on the San Martin Market stage at this 58th Jazzaldia.

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Within the Txikijazz programme, children in yesterday’s audience had great fun dancing to the beats of Les Cuisinieres in Garbera.

At the Fnac Gunea, Isla Trío gave a concert with space for improvisation and free sound followed by blues from the local quartet, Motelas.

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The atmosphere was electric at the Nauticool as San Sebastian’s Elena Setien treated the audience to her music in the open air.

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The Jazzaldia also travelled to Irun to stage the concert given by the Michele Hendricks & Ronald Baker Project.

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Julian Lage Trio and Bill Frisell: Four opened this year’s Trinitate Plaza stage.

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Blue Lab Beats and Viva Suecia brought yesterday’s concerts to a close playing to a packed Zurriola beach as the audience chanted the hits of the group from Murcia at the second concert of the night on the Keler Gunea stage.

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