Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Jorge Pardo, Chano Domínguez, Iñaki Salvador, Marco Mezquida, Carles Benavent, Javier Colina, Joachim Kühn, Josemi Carmona, Chicuelo, Oreka TX, Perico Sambeat and Antonio Serrano to participate in the Jazzaldia


The Festival will run, as planned, from July 22-26

As we announced some weeks back, San Sebastian’s Jazzaldia is preparing an edition adapted to the new circumstances, on the same dates as planned (22-26 July 2020) and with a programme of Basque and Spanish jazz, although we’ll be keeping an eye out for the possibility to include European musicians if they can travel to our city in July.

The stages for this edition of the San Sebastian Jazz Festival will be the Plaza de la Trinidad, the Kursaal Auditorium, the Victoria Eugenia Theatre and the San Telmo Museum, all with assigned seating.

While the final programme will be announced and the tickets will go on sale in late June or early July, work is already underway at the Jazzaldia to confirm a number of prestigious names from the Basque and Spanish Jazz scene.

Recovered from the previous programme is the presence of Marco Mezquida, the new piano whizzkid, with three projects presented in earlier years in Donostia, and that of Oreka TX.

Among the new features are Iñaki Salvador, the musician to have performed most often at the Jazzaldia and the pride and joy of Basque Jazz; Jorge Pardo, the sax and flute player recognised as one of Europe’s greatest Jazz musicians; Channo Domínguez, our most international pianist; the alto sax Perico Sambeat, who brings an instrumental tribute to Frank Zappa; Javier Colina, a double bass player and all-round musician from Pamplona of undeniable musical finesse, and the guitarists Josemi Carmona and Chicuelo, exceptional flamenco players with a sensitive and intelligent approach to Jazz, all joined by other great musicians, such as the harmonica player Antonio Serrano.

Perhaps one of the most remarkable new additions, even if she is a regular at our Festival, is Sílvia Pérez Cruz, with the presentation of her album MA, recorded in Tokyo in 2019. Also deserving special mention is the extraordinary pianist Joachim Kühn, who recently released an album of solo piano dedicated to the most lyrical facet of the great Ornette Coleman, which he will present to us at the coming Jazzaldia in Donostia, being able to travel here from his home in Ibiza.

More news will be announced shortly. Please keep an eye on our networks and on our website ( .

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