The Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más celebrates this year 29 editions and will reach seven of the eight islands, since one of the objectives of the event is to consolidate the presence of the event on the islands that have participated permanently in recent years, such as Gran Canaria, Tenerife, La Palma, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura, and add El Hierro and La Gomera, where he had only been once.
In addition to the challenge of celebrating the Festival in the framework motivated by the coronavirus, which has forced it to reschedule as many artists as the dates, Canarias Jazz & Más “has managed to reaffirm its commitment to live music, also offering international, national and local artists,” according to what the organization reported in a press release.
For this edition, the Festival guarantees sanitary security measures, both for the public and for the musicians who will participate in almost forty concerts between July 31 and August 15, as they have stated in their presentation act in he Guiniguada Theater from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where the Deputy Minister of Culture and Cultural Heritage of the Canary Islands Government, Juan Márquez Yesterday.
Márquez announced the incorporation of Lanzarote, adding that “it is still possible to join La Graciosa, with what the festival would be present in the eight islands “, since it highlighted the” importance “of jazz in the Canary Islands where it is” a language that has permeated “.
For his part, the director of the Canarias Jazz & Más, Miguel Ramírez, thanked the involvement of all the institutions that “in this difficult year have made it possible” that the Festival can be presented.
Ramírez pointed out that in the Festival’s poster “there are very good international and national projects” but, he pointed out, that above all a bet has been made for Canarian musicians. “There has always been a great presence of Canarian artists but this year there will be more,” she said.
Specifically, in the poster for this 29th edition are the leader and bassist of Snarky Puppy, Michael League & Friends, they are joined by a project that comes from Poland, Atom String Quartet; Belgian guitarist Julien Tassin; Dutch soulman Steffen Morrison; the Latin jazz combo The Cuban Jazz Sindycate; o Next.Ape, based in Brussels and musicians of different nationalities, among many others.
As for the celebration areas, Canarias Jazz & Más will return to the Guiniguada Theater, the Tenerife Auditorium, he Loyal Theater, the Plaza de los Alisios (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), the Theater Pérez Galdós, Plaza Europa (Puerto de la Cruz), Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma), Santa Brígida (Gran Canaria), the Insular Auditorium of Fuerteventura, he Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the Plaza de Santa Ana (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), which is also joined by the cultural space La Granja (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) or the Víctor Fernández Gopar ‘El Salinero’ Theater.
As for the closed spaces (theater, auditoriums, rooms), the festival will apply the sanitary protocols that are already in force and in operation since the process of de-escalated of the alarm state. In the outdoor venues, the organizers are already working to guarantee security measures, which will involve closing the spaces to limit the capacity. In these concerts the entrance will be free although there will be an attendance check for which a previous registration will be necessary.
In addition, the festival will apply all the recommendations and established rules, in coordination with the health authorities, among which are social distancing measures, as well as the mandatory use of masks, hydroalcoholic gel or disinfection of common areas, among others. .