Madrid International Jazz Festival 2020
05 -29.11.2020

Pongamos que hablamos de jazz... y de Madrid (Let’s Say I’m Talking about Jazz... and Madrid)

JAZZMADRID is definitely throwing its weight behind local jazz in this edition. Concerts, films, books, theatre, talks, debates and exhibitions, from the 5th to the 29th of November.

For yet another year, the cliché becomes a crystal clear reality: during the month of November, the home of jazz is here in Madrid. Almost thirty days dedicated to the work of musicians who explore the territory of their own emotions, turning them into a language and you know, when push comes to shove, that’s what made jazz a musical philosophy right from the very beginning.

This year, the reason for the singular nature of the line-up lies in the unanimous decision of the City Council to book exclusively local musicians for the festival, with some well-grounded exceptions. There is clearly an ethical intention in the decision, as well as an explicit intention to contribute to alleviate, to the extent possible, the damage that COVID-19 has done to our community of musicians.

That’s why there will be a lot of flamenco colour in the proposals, but also a loving anthology of projects dedicated to cultivating the varied catalogues of the most advanced school of jazz. Another part of the programme will respond to somewhat more diverse musical demands, always supported, it goes without saying, by the highest standards of rigour and quality, the hallmarks of this showcase event.