Solo, trio, and quartet musicians will be playing at Parque de Santa Catarina in the Funchal Jazz Festival, from July 12 to 14th.
Expect nothing less than outstanding performances throughout the three nights of the festival that brings together some of the most impressive jazz artists of this day and age. The Funchal Jazz Festival has taken place at the Parque de Santa Catarina every summer since 2014. The stunning view over the bay and the partying after each concert bring even more life to the Island’s atmosphere.
On the first day of the Festival, the main stage will be taken over by Ricardo Toscano Quartet, one of the brightest forces in today’s jazz scene in Portugal. The band is a true follower of the jazz tradition by John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock or Wayne Shorter.
They are followed by the awarded recent revelation in the jazz world – Jazzmina Horn. Her album Social Call is even nominated for a Grammy®.
On Friday the 13th it is time for Vijay Iyer, the most awarded jazz musician of the decade. The artist will play his latest album – Far From Over – at the festival. It was named “Album of the Year” by JazzTimes magazine.
Timeless drum player Billy Hart comes to Funchal with its quartet – Joshua Redman, Ethan Iverson, and Ben Street – to surprise us all with their imaginative jam.
On July 14th, bass player Dave Holland (3-times Grammy® winner) and saxophonist Chris Potter (Tenor Sax Player of the Year) join tabla master Zakir Hussain who was elected “Percussionist of The Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association, for the most unbelievable concert. For those of you who might not know what a tabla is, it is a musical instrument made up of a pair of drums of Indian origin which is now a staple of jazz music.
The Festival closes with Jason Moran & The Bandwagon. Their work is built on the jazz tradition with the contribution of hip-hop and bass drum.