Gibraltar International Jazz Festival

by Marbella Family

Gibraltar International Jazz Festival

October 20 - 25, 2014

The Ministry of Culture, in conjunction with the Gibraltar Jazz Society, announces the star-studded line up for the 3rd Gibraltar International Jazz Festival. The Festival events start on 20th October and will feature sixteen shows and events including concerts, street parades, jazz workshops and jam sessions. The actual concerts start on 23rd running up to the 25th of October.

The Festival will be headlined by international acts; Eliane Elias with special guest Randy Brecker, and Fillet O Soul with special guests Mica Paris, Omar and Madeline Bell bringing together the international jazz scene and its ever-growing public audience.

The Festival itself will begin on Wednesday 22nd with a Launch party at O’Callaghan Elliott Hotel and a Pre-Festival Jazz Night showcasing local talent with the George Posso Trio and other musicians taking part in the jazz workshops.

The trio will perform as part of the Festival itself on the 23rd of October prior to the main performance by Eliane Elias and featuring Randy Brecker as a special guest.

Pianist, singer and songwriter, Eliane Elias is known for her distinctive and instantly recognizable musical style which blends her Brazilian roots and her sensuous, alluring voice with her impressive instrumental jazz, classical and compositional skills.

On Friday 24th, the stage of the Queen’s Cinema will showcase local talent, with performances by ever popular Levanter Breeze and The Soul Mates.

The Gibraltar International Jazz Festival will close on the night of the 25th of October with performances by the Massias/Galiardo collective, followed by Fillet O Soul, made up of musicians from Jools Holland’s orchestra and BBCs “Strictly Come Dancing” fame, with special guests Mica Paris, Omar and Madeline Bell.

As from the 14th of August, tickets will be available at these prices: First night, £35; Second night, £25; Third night, £50. Season ticket for the three nights will be £100.

Jazz Workshops will also be offered from Monday 20th to Wednesday 22nd headed by Elie Massias and with the participation of Pedro Cortejosa on sax, David Leon on drums and percussion and Jose Lopez on double bass at John Mackintosh Hall. Price will be £20 pounds per day or £50 for the three days.

For more information visit Gibraltar International Jazz Festival 2014

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