The program for the annual jazz festival on the island was announced this week. The event will take place on the 22nd & 26th July in the Queen Sofia park in Ibiza town. Featuring all the top local as well as national jazz bands, the main international stars will be the Medeski, Martin & wood trio, the Pinettes Brass Band & the world famous pianist Brad Mehldau.
Entrance to the first concert will be free whilst the second will cost 25€. Those attending the first day of the festival will get a price reduction voucher for an entrance ticket on the second day.
A new edition of the Injuve Jazz Festival will take place from July 22 to 26, in the Bastion of Santa Llúcia (Dalt Vila). The programme includes five concerts: The Pinettes Brass Band and The Blue Cats (July 22), MP4 and d'3 (July 23), Laura Robles Quinteto and Dead Capo (July 24), Jordi Berni Trío and Medeski, Martin & Wood (July 25), and Groove Station and Brad Mehldau Trío (July 26).
The concert on the 22th is free. The others cost 8 euros per day, or 25 euros for all.
Big Line Up For Jazz Festival.
The 16th annual jazz festival on the island starts on the 27th of this month & lasts 4 days. Top of the bill is American trumpet player Roy Hargrove with his band 8) & the Swedish innovative jazz, pop fusion trio led by Esbjorn Svenson. Other big acts making up this varied & quality line up are Angel Rubio, a jazz flamenco guitarist, Norwegian Jazz group "Solid", the Jose Albet Medina trio, John Pinone from Madrid & Dolc Tab Quartet from Valencia. If you like live music, this is going to be a great event to attend in Ibiza Town.
(the ibiza sun)
dee dee bridgewater in 2002, medeski, martin & wood in 2003 and now roy hargrove!!
The RH Factor
Review by Paula Edelstein
A new musical vision for ace jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has manifested itself in the form of Hard Groove. This neo-soul/jazz project showcases Erykah Badu, Common, D'Angelo, Marc Cary, and jam band icon saxophonist Karl Denson on a 14-track set that is laden with funk, groove, freestyle rap poetry, and sultry hip-hop/R&B mood swings. Hargrove's interesting horn and keyboard improvisations stem from extensive knowledge of each musician's work and, perhaps even more importantly, from close personal friendships developed as an underground club jam session warrior in N.Y.C. He also plays flügelhorn and percussion, and adds background vocals on several compositions. Opening with "Hardgroove," the set eases into a groove that is skillfully combined with Hargrove's meticulous riffs and segues into the band's free interpretation of an all-out jam session. "Common Free Style" is just that, a free rap session crammed with intimate details. This team-up works, and Common's prose style is exemplary in his choice of words and inspiring atmosphere. As one of the ladies who sings with the band, Grammy-winning Erykah Badu presents a valuable addition to the literature of hip-hop and jazz on several levels. On "Poetry," her rap is an entertaining and unpretentious chronicle of knowing the way to go in life, recounted with honesty and sincerity. Overall, Roy Hargrove has evolved as a hipper version of himself and given his listeners an entirely new musical direction than that heard on his Grammy-winning release Habana or his sensuous ballad recording Moment to Moment. Hard Groove is simply an exploration of his multidimensional musical attributes and his belated recognition of years of "open-eared moonlighting." In any case, the ultra-hip trumpeter manages not to alienate his die-hard jazz fans by intersecting with many of the icons of hip-hop, R&B, and neo-soul. Highly recommended.