San Sebastian Jazz Festival
22 – 26 July 2020
22 – 26 July 2020
In 2020 San Sebastian Jazz Festival has gone on for 55 years, and has during those years become a world famous International Jazz Festival.
Heineken Jazzaldia, is the official name and is in honour to the brewery which sponsors the event.
Some artists from the lineup:
SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX • FIRE! ORCHESTRA • DAVE HOLLAND – KENNY BARRON TRIO • JOHN ZORN NEW MASADA QUARTET • PAOLO FRESU DEVIL QUARTET • JOHN ZORN MASADA • ENRICO RAVA SPECIAL EDITION “80 YEARS OF MUSIC” • ABDULLAH IBRAHIM • CECILE MCLORIN SALVANT • GRAHAM NASH • HIROMI (PIANO SOLO) • MARC RIBOT SONGS OF RESISTANCE • MIHO HAZAMA & SUMMER BIG BAND MUSIKENE • FABRIZIO BOSSO QUARTET • JOAN MARGARIT & CARLES MARGARIT “NO ERA LLUNY NI DIFÍCIL” • KURT ELLING – DANILO PÉREZ DÚO: SECRETS ARE THE BEST STORIES • MAKAYA MCCRAVEN • DANILO REA•MARCO MEZQUIDA: BEETHOVEN COLLAGE • RITA MARCOTULLI-DADO MORONI DUO • OREKA TX: KOKLEA • JAZZ BAND BALL • LEMY RIVER • MATILDA • VOODOO CHARMS • IDOIA ASURMENDI
For ful lineup, more about the artists and updates, check their website:
Popular venues of San Sebastian Jazz Festival are Trinidad Square in the Old Town, Peine del Viento and the Kursaal Palace near the Kursaal bridge.
But, the best venue is the Green Stage in the heart of Zurriola Beach.
Here you find thousands of spectators gather on the sand, bringing their food and drink to enjoy the music for free.
Check out when the free concerts are in the programme, and enjoy the music, beach and open air.
San Sebastian is a beautiful Basque city in the north of Spain along the Bay of Biscay.
In 2016 it was declared European Capital of Culture.
This does not really come as a surprise, because San Sebastian is a center of culture and food tourism as well as a popular seaside resort.