International Festival Buenos Aires Jazz 2016

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Between November 23rd and November 28th, 2016, the International Festival BUENOS AIRES JAZZ 2016 (BAJ.16) 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 23rd, at 8.30 pm, will be starred by The Cookers, one of the most prestigious jazz groups, made up of Billy Harper, Cecil McBee, George Cables, Eddie Henderson, Billy Hart,  David Weiss and Donald Harrison.

The program of BAJ.16 will be divided into different sections:

International Concerts: Apart from The Cookers who will perform at the opening concert, the closing, in turn, will feature the exceptional duo of Portuguese singer Maria João and Brazilian guitarist Guinga. This year’s programming also spotlights on French jazz, featuring the group led by clarinetist Louis Sclavis, the Peirani & Parisien duo and the quintet of Omer Avital, in addition to performances by Tamarindo; the trio of Tony Malaby, William Parker and JT Bates, an essential band on the New York scene; great Chilean saxophonist Melissa Aldana, and the irreverent group known as Edi Nulz, with its large doses of rock riffs and indie spirit, among many others.
A series of solo and due piano concerts will be held at the Golden Hall of Teatro Colon, and a series of piano trio performances at Usina del Arte..

Chamber Jazz Concerts: held at the Chamber Hall of Usina del Arte, presenting Argentine-French quartet Todos los Pájaros, great Argentine pianist Lilián Saba, performing music by Bill Evans; Ben Van den Dungen Quartet, a high-energy hard-bop Dutch band; the formidable quintet led by Chilean Roberto C. Lecaros, and Relojeros (ya no quedan), a quartet featuring some of the best local jazz talent, led by pianist Ernesto Jodos and Spanish bassist Javier Moreno Sánchez..

"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; the Big Band of Conservatorio Manuel de Falla, Francisco Fattoruso Group, Comotto Plays Hendrix, Gillespi and his band, Mariano Loiácono Swing Octet. among others.

"El Aula" (The Classroom): open classes, clinics, workshops and ensemble classes, all at Usina del Arte, including: Ensemble Workshops by Greg Burk and Andrew D´Angelo; drums workshop by Billy Hart; different clinics by: Ramesh Shotham, Christian Ramond and Jarry Singla; William Parker; Tony Malaby; Mariano Loiacono; Louis Sclavis, La Bomba de Tiempo, Agustin Fernandez; singing workshop by Joey Blake.

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

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
Carlos Gardel Cultural Center:  Olleros 3640
Julian Centeya Cultural Center: Av. San Juan 3255


Paid concerts and workshops:
For the Opening and Closing concerts, for the international concerts at the Golden Hall of Teatro Colon, and for the sections Cruces and El Aula, tickets will be on sale from November 14th online though the Festival´s Website or at the following ticket offices:
*Tu Entrada: Av. Corrientes 728, Monday to Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 2pm to 8 pm
*Usina del Arte: Caffarena & Pedro de Mendoza, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 9pm

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 and Bower of Barrancas de Belgrano: The admittance to the concerts programmed at the Amphitheater of Parque Centenario and Barrancas de Belgrano 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 16 official website.

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