Five evenings of jazz in Yecla


Music. Alfredo Rodríguez, Shirley Davis, Raynald Colom, Javier Vargas and Zenet will be present at the 22nd edition of the festival, from September 20 to 24

The 22nd edition of the Yecla Jazz Festival already has dates and a poster. The event will take place from September 20 to 24 at the Concha Segura Theater, always at 9:30 pm, with performances by Alfredo Rodríguez, Shirley Davis, Raynald Colom, Vargas and Zenet. The festival kicks off on the 20th with an internationally renowned artist, much appreciated in the US, Cuban Alfredo Rodríguez. The composer and pianist is produced by Quincy Jones, producer of Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra or Steven Spielberg. His mentor has been in charge of the Cuban’s five albums on the market.

On Wednesday the 21st, the star of the evening is soul diva Shirley Davis with The Backsilvers. With two albums already recorded, the British have a voice that is revolutionizing the music scene. Installed in Madrid, a few months ago she released her third album, ‘Keep on keepin’ on’, with a clear concept that invites us to always move forward and overcome adversity.

On Thursday the 22nd Raynald Colom will be on stage as a quartet. The Frenchman, based in Barcelona, ​​​​will show his virtuosity with the trumpet. The artist, who started playing the instrument at the age of 8, has collaborated with big names in jazz, pop and flamenco such as Greg Osby, Nicholas Payton, Mulgrew Miller, Al Foster, El Piraña, Chano Domínguez and Jesse Davis. . Carles Benavent, Perico Sambeat or Juan de Juan have counted on him for their projects. Raynald Colom also participated in Manu Chao’s ‘Clandestino’ tour.

The night of Friday the 23rd is Javier Vargas and his Blues Band. The Spanish artist, who has given blues a Latin twist, has an extensive musical career. The result is twenty published albums.

The final touches to the festival, on Saturday 24, will be put in place by Zenet. With his album ‘La Guapería’, the man from Malaga has been recognized with the International Prize of the Cubadisco Latin Music Awards. His latest work is ‘Zenetians’, an album of duets with 14 artists.

During the presentation, the Councilor for Culture of Yecla, Jesús Verdú, indicated that José Miguel López “who has been associated with the festival for many years, through the ‘Discópolis’ program on RNE 3, will be the official presenter of the concerts.”

Tickets can now be purchased at the Yeclano Coliseum box offices, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, and online through the Instant Ticket portal. All festival concerts have a single price of 5 euros.

Source: La Verdad


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