International Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2017

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Between November 15th and November 20th, 2017, the International Festival BUENOS AIRES JAZZ 2017 (BAJ.17) presents a program of concerts by national and international artists, offering the best of jazz in all its forms.

The opening night at Usina del Arte, on Wednesday, November 15th, at 8.30 pm, will be starred by the legendary double bass player and composer Gary Peacock with his Now This Trio, featuring Marc Copland and Joey Baron.

The closing concert will be held at the same venue on November 20th, at 8.30 pm, with the duo Terramondo, made up by Jacky Terrasson and Stephane Belmondo. 

The program of BAJ.17 will be divided into different sections:

International Concerts: Trío Matthew Shipp; Chicuelo and Marco Mezquida (Spain); André Marques (Brazil); Ralph Alessi (USA) with Sergio Verdinelli trio. Eva Klesse's quartet (Germany); The ChuffDrone Quintet (Austria); Rita Marcotulli trio (Italy); Lina Nyberg and her group (Sweden).

Chamber Jazz Concerts: held at the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte, presenting  the Sweddish guitar player Gustav Lundgren with his Gipsy Jazz trio; Gino Sitson; Jan-Luc Fillon together with Guillermo Romero Trío; and Joey Baron (USA).

"Cruces" (Crossings): Meetings between international and local artists, at the intimacy of Thelonius Club, Cafe Vinilo and Bebop Club.

Open Air concerts: In this edition the Open Air concerts held at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario. will include the Jazzology series; Quinteto Enraizados and Orquesta A Saidera from Brasil; Nicolás Ibarburu and his group;  and the Uruguayan trio Daniel Maza, Hugo Fattoruso yand Fabián Miodownik, among others.

"El Aula" (The Classroom): open classes, clinics, workshops and ensemble classes.

Jazz & Cinema: This section will showcase four great films about giant artists of jazz.

VENUES:
Usina del Arte: Av. Pedro de Mendoza y Caffarena
Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario: Av. Ángel Gallardo y Leopoldo Marechal
Teatro Colón Golden Hall: Libertad 611 
Café Vinilo: Gorriti 3780
Thelonious Club: J. Salguero 1884
Bebop Club: Moreno 364
Bower of Barrancas de Belgrano: 11 de Septiembre 1901
Las Nereidas Fountain, Av. Dr. Tristán Achával Rodríguez 140
Julian Centeya Cultural Center: Av. San Juan 3255

TICKETS:

Paid concerts and workshops:
For the Opening and Closing Concerts, Solo Pianos, Solo Set, Crossings and The Classroom, you can purchase your tickets starting on 6th November online at buenosaires.gob.ar/festivales or in person at:
- Tu Entrada, Av. Corrientes 728, Mon to Fri: 10 am to 8 pm, and Sat: 2 pm to 8 pm
- Usina del Arte, Agustín R. Caffarena 1, La Boca
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November: 12 pm to 9 pm
Wednesday 15 November: 5 pm to 9 pm
Saturday 18, Sunday 19 and Monday 20 November: 12 pm to 9 pm

Free concerts at Usina del Arte and Cultural Centers:
Free tickets will be given out 1 hour before the event at the Information Stand of each venue (2 per person)

Amphitheater of Parque Centenario, Bower of Barrancas de Belgrano and Las Nereidas Fountain, Plaza de la Usina: The admittance will be free, on a first-come first-served basis until completing the seating capacity.

The rest of the activities and concerts in the Festival are free of charge until reaching the maximum capacity of the venues and don't require advanced tickets.

For more information, purchase of tickets and daily schedules, visit Buenos Aires Jazz 17 official website.

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