International Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2015

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Between November 10th and November 15th, 2015, The International Festival BUENOS AIRES JAZZ 2015 (BAJ.15) 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 Tuesday, November 10th, at 8.30 pm, will feature one of the most prestigious guitar players in the New York scene, Peter Bernstein, accompanied by Peter Washington, Billy Drummond, and Sullivan Fortner.

The Closing Concert, that will be held on November 15th, at 6 pm at the main Concert Hall of Teatro Colon, will feature the legend of jazz, Branford Marsalis.

The program of BAJ.15 will be divided into different sections:

International Concerts: Apart from the opening concert, Peter Bernstein will also offer a Solo-guitar concert at the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte on Wednesday 11th at 7.30 pm. Other international artists that will be presented during the festival are: Satoko Fujii (Japan), Camila Meza (Chile) Duo Maya Belsitzman & Mathan Ephrat and Omri Mor Trío (Israel); Manuel Rocheman (France), Furio Di Castri and Antonello Salis (Italy); Mario Rom’s Interzone (Austria), South American Reunion (Brazil), among many others.
A series of solo-piano concerts with free entrance to the public will be held at the Golden Hall of Teatro Colon and the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte, featuring Satoko Fujii, Manuel Rocheman, Sullivan Fortner, and Omri Mor.

Unplugged Concerts: held at the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte, presenting two of the records of the year: Orillas, by the quartet led by Pablo Ledesma and Pepe Angelillo, and La habitación guardada, by Juan Pablo Hernández. Furthermore, concerts by the original trío Martín Sued, Sergio Verdinelli and Juan Pablo Di Leone, and one of the best kept secrets in the local jazz scene: Juan Ignacio Caino.

"Cruces" (Crossings): Meetings between international artists, such as Peter Washington, Billy Drummond, Wayne Krantz, Michele Weir with local artists like Juan Cruz de Urquiza, Jorge Armani, Rodrigo Domínguez, Ricardo Cavalli, at Thelonius Club and Cafe Vinilo.

Open Air concerts: In this edition the Open Air concerts held at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario. will include the Big Band of Conservatorio Manuel de Falla, Pipi Piazzolla Trío, Ángel Sucheras and  his New Orleans Spirit; Fernández 4; Karlheinz Miklin, Ayelén Zuker, the Artistry Big Band and Nora Sarmori, among others.

"El Aula" (The Classrroom): open classes, clinics, workshops and ensemble classes. Workshop for singers by the prestigious Michele Weir, all at Usina del Arte.
Branford Marsalis will offer a masterclass at the Golden Hall of Teatro Colón, that will consist of two parts: an interview with Ricardo Cavalli, followed by a concert by jazz students of Conservatorio Superior de Música Manuel de Falla, of which Marsalis will make corrections and comments to the group and the audience.

The Jam Sessions: every night at 10 pm at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario with Gillespi as a host.

Jazz & Cinema: movie nights followed by live music performances, held at Margen del Mundo. The section will showcase four great films about giant artists, who will also be honored with a tribute concert. So after Marlene Dietrich: Her Own Song, Eleonora Eubel will pay tribute to the diva of the The Blue Angel; Love you Madly will be followed by the concert titled Catu Hardoy Trío plays Ellington; Beto Caletti will play João Gilberto after the screening of Ensaio sobre o silêncio; and last, following Joni Mitchell - Woman of Heart and Mind, Florencia Otero will play a set of never-aging songs by the Canadian artist.

Chamber Jazz: intimate concerts at the Auditorium of AMIA.

Usina del Arte: Av. Pedro de Mendoza y Caffarena
Anfiteatro del Parque Centenario: Av. Ángel Gallardo y Leopoldo Marechal
AMIA: Pasteur 633
Teatro Colón: Libertad 611 
Café Vinilo: Gorriti 3780
Thelonious Club: J. Salguero 1884
TMargen del Mundo: Concepción Arenal 4865

For the Opening and Closing concerts, the guitar solo by Peter Bernstein, Cruces and El Aula, tickets will be on sale from November 2nd online though the Festival´s Website or at the following ticket offices:
*Teatro Colón: Tucumán 1171, Mon to Sat 10am to 8pm, Sun 10am to 5pm.
*Tu Entrada: Av. Corrientes 728, Mon to Sat 10am to 8pm, Sat 2pm to 8 pm

Jazz at Usina de Arte:
The admittance to the free concerts programmed at the Auditorium and Chamber Hall will be on a first-come first-served basis until completing the rooms´s capacity, except the following concerts that require pick up of tickets in advance:
*Satoko Fujii Tobira Quartet
*Dúo Maya Belsitzman & Mathan Ephrat + Omri Mor Trío
*Camila Meza Quartet
*Manuel Rocheman Trío + Dúo Furio Di Castri & Antonello Salis
*Sullivan Fortner Solopiano
These tickets will be given out 1 hour before the event at the Information Stand (1 per person)

Amphitheater of Parque Centenario: The admittance to the free concerts programmed at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario will be on a first-come first-served basis until completing the hall´s capacity

AMIA: For the concerts at the Auditorium of AMIA, the audience must arrive 1 hour before the start of the show with an ID or Passport.

Margen del Mundo: for the performances of Jazz & Cinema, entry will be on a first-come first-served basis until completing the hall´s capacity

Teatro Colón: tickets for solopianos at the Golden Hall will be given out 1 hour before the event at Teatro Colón box office.
Entrance to the masterclass by Branford Marsalis will be on a strict first-come first-served basis until completing the hall´s 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 15 official website.

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