The 57th San Sebastian Jazz Festival, to run from 21-25 July, now has its poster, created by the illustrator, actress and cultural manager Ane Pikaza.

The poster, entitled Jazzaldiaren Besarkada (The Embrace of Jazzaldia), takes its inspiration from the relationship between music and the city. From Igeldo to Urgull, the Concha Bay frames this piece providing the backdrop for that embrace from the world of Jazz. A colourist proposal reflecting the atmosphere and spirit experienced during the Jazzaldia every year, turning San Sebastian into a radiant city, full of live music.

Ane Pikaza:
Actress, Bachelor of Fine Arts and Diploma in Dramatic Art, Ane completed her studies with the speciality Theatre and Performing Arts and a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management from the UOC (Open University of Catalunya).

She combines her work as an illustrator, actress and cultural manager. Outstanding among her productions as an illustrator are the posters for Zinegoak, Zinemakumeak, Durangoko Azoka and illustrations for the books Gomutan and Begiak Zerumugan. She has also created the illustrations for the film Nora, in which she plays the lead role, the Fatxada project at the Azkuna Zentroa and the video game Los ríos de Alice by Vetusta Morla, as well as visual work for the theatre.

In addition to all of the above is a long career of producing posters for theatre and festivals, exhibitions, book covers and collaborations with magazines.

She currently features on the cast of the plays Yerma and Altsasu by La Dramática Errante, a company created with María Goiricelaya, with whom she also co-directs the Olite Theatre Festival.