The legendary pianist and composer Randy Weston (Brooklin, 1926) will be in charge of the opening of the festival at Teatro Coliseo on October 15, as an homage to jazz tradition. The closing night will be on October 19 in the same venue with the presentation of the great Brazilian artist Rosa Passos, joining the world wide celebration of the 50th anniversary of birth of bossa nova.
The Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2008 will feature other great international artists like: Billy Harper, Donny McCaslin, the Spanish trio Sanbeat-Colina and Miralta, Tolvan Big Band, from Sweden, and the duo Guy Klucevsek and Alan Bern, among others, who will be presented in different venues, like: Teatro Coliseo (Marcelo T. de Alvear 1125), Teatro IFT (Boulogne Sur Mer 549), jazz clubs Notorious (Av. Callao 966) Kebaytina Resto Jazz (Bolívar 497), and Thelonious (Salguero 1884), Centro Cultural Recoleta (Junín 1930), Teatro General San Martín (Av. Corrientes 1530) and the National Library (Agüero 2502). Among the national artists are Guillermo Klein, Guillermo Romero, and Mariano Otero Noneto.
Tickets for the international shows are on sale at Casa de la Cultura (Av. de Mayo 575), 11 AM to 6 PM. For these shows, including the opening recital by Randy Weston with Billy Harper, and the closing show with Rosa Passo, the prices range from $ 10 to $ 30 Argentine Pesos.
The rest of the shows are free of charge, and tickets will be handed at every location.
For more information and daily programming, visit Buenos Aires Jazz International Festival 2008 website.