Trumpets, pianos, bass, drums and vocals…Alicante sounds like jazz

The XIX edition of the Festival Internacional de Jazz de Alicante [International Jazz Festival of Alicante] kicks off today, turning the city into the ideal location for jazz fans. The musicians who will be starring on the ADDA stage have also performed at the most famous jazz festivals in the world, and the celebration of FIJAZZ makes it possible to bring together jazz stars as well as young, talented persons.

Furthermore, this year an artist from the Autonomous Community of Valencia shall be performing, with the aim of promoting and supporting the work of national musicians, especially local musicians.

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In the process of choosing the artists who will perform at the jazz festival, the inclusion of different styles in the world of jazz was taken into account, with the aim of satisfying the most purist fans as well as new fans who are curious about these different styles of music.

Virtuosity and variety, these are the premises of creating the schedule for a festival which, in 2017, will celebrate its 20th anniversary. The line-up for the festival includes artists such as the North American singer Gregory Porter; drummer Stanley Clarke, Gonzalo Rubalcaba-an incredibly well known Cuban jazz pianist and composer; drummer and percussionist Manu Katché; and Jane Monheit, a talented young singer with a promising future career.