Clasijazz Rural Artistic Residency Opening + Advance of Summer Program

Clasijazz Rural Artistic Residency Opening "El Molino"
Clasijazz presents its new challenging project toward the impulse of cultural activity in rural areas! 
Located in the rural area of Terque, in the South of Spain, Clasijazz Artistis Residency "El Molino" takes its first steps. After the rehabilitation of an old water mill, this natural paradise is becoming an artistic residency that will serve two purposes:
1. Regular programming in the rural area and in a natural background
2. Annual artistic residency hosting three rounds of artists per year for a period of 6 weeks

Our goal is to challenge the way culture is made, create a space where artists can find refuge, work on their projects and collaborate with other artists worldwide. We want to encourage cultural diversity and exchanging ideas, where tradition intertwines with the contemporary.

Clasijazz highlighted Summer concerts
This summer 2023, Clasijazz is hosting numerous projects and international concerts that include:

First National Young Big Band Encounter - 25 to 28 May
The best promising young Spanish jazz talents meet for four days of intensive encounter in Clasijazz. These young musicians who represent the future of the Spanish jazz scene, have dedicated an immersive seminar full of rehearsals and classes, with a final concert closing and the recording of its first album.

Cecile McLorin Salvant & Sullivan Fortner - 29 May
The two Grammy-winning artists, Cecile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner, bring their voice and piano to Clasijazz in an immemorable duo. A complete SOLD-OUT!

Gary Bartz & Scatter The Atoms Thant Remain- 1 June
Franklin Kiermyer ~ drums & leader
Davis Whitfield ~ piano & musical director
Geraud Portal ~ double bass
Gary Bartz ~ saxophone

International Gospel Seminar - 15 to 18 July
With the presence of three big names in the gospel scene, the International Gospel Seminar of Clasijazz will represent a unique event where gospel music takes the city of Almería. It will count with the special participation of the  Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Jonathan Hoard and the impressive Katie Jones.

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Clasijazz Big Band Plays Epitaph Charles Mingus at the Palau de la Música Barcelona -  27 July
The Clasijazz Big Band, flagship of this entity and performing for the first time in Barcelona, unites young promising Spanish jazz - especially Andalusian, Catalan and Valencian - with figures from the category of Perico Sambeat, Francisco Blanco 'Latino' and the American Wayne Escoffery, the only one of the members to have performed this piece (in 2007, in a formation directed by Gunther Schuller). The Clasijazz Big Band is, like the work of Mingus, a cathedral formation, straddling classical and jazz, with thirty-three performers and under the direction of Ramon Cardo, saxophonist, big band player, a traveling companion of Sambeat, Latino and other great exponents of the Valencian scene. The best way of celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Mas i Mas Festival.