19th Majorca Jazz Festival Sa Pobla, 2013.
From 6th- 10th August, top-class jazz can once again be enjoyed in the Plaça Major of Sa Pobla. The 19th Festival Mallorca Jazz Sa Pobla returns, thanks to the support of all those dedicated to preserving an event of unquestionable musical significance. The present economic situation naturally creates considerable financial stringencies, and we are delighted to recognize those local businesses who have strenuously continued in their efforts to support us this year, as before. Our decision to programme the Festival over a week, on consecutive days, is both another way in which we have been able to make savings and also to try out new formats.
This year we are putting on a festival of concerts and related activities over five days, with world-class artists, all of which once again makes Sa Pobla the first destination for jazz aficionados. For the concerts in the Plaça Major, we ask a small contribution of four euros per concert.
The task of opening this year´s Festival on Tuesday 6th August falls to the Mallorquin ensemble, Saxophobia Funk Project, whose influences include swing, blues and Latin, and who are sensational in live performance. For the next concert on Wednesday 7th, we welcome the Cuban pianist Aruán Ortiz, who improvises contemporary classical music and Afro-Cuban rhythms into his own compositions. On Thursday 8th August, we continue with one of the most important pianists of the European avant-garde, Joachim Kühn, accompanied by the authentically multicultural sound of his group. The last concert of the Festival, on Friday 10th August brings to us the extraordinary Dan Fox, a trombonist who has worked with many of the leading lights of jazz and whose repertoire tends to the more traditional.
The drummer and composer Jimmy Weinstein is once again co-ordinator of our educational project this year, the 8th International Jazz Seminar with the Traveling School, a five-day course which closes in a grand end-of-seminar concert on Saturday 10th August. Pupils and teachers take to the stage in a live performance that puts into practice everything learned during the week.
Our music programme is complemented by a superb exhibition of paintings from Núria Palau. This will be open throughout the Festival at the Sala Es Cavallets, in the Plaça Major.