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Malaga Jazz Festival

Steve Coleman will participate in the Malaga Jazz Festival.
Steve Coleman will participate in the Malaga Jazz Festival. / SUR
  • Several top names in the jazz world will perform at the festival, including Steve Coleman and Five Elements

One of the biggest musical events during autumn is the celebrated Malaga Jazz Festival, this year celebrating its 31st edition.

Several top names in the jazz world will perform at the festival, including Steve Coleman and The Five Elements, and The Javier Navas Sextet, who will be accompanied by the Malaga Symphonic Orchestra.

This year's festival will take place from Wednesday 8 until Monday 13 November.

The concerts, which will begin at 8:30pm, will be staged in the Cervantes Theatre, but, as has become customary during the festival, other venues in the vicinity will offer concerts and jazz-related events.

This popular event transforms Malaga into the jazzy ambience of New Orleans and the festival attracts fans from all over Andalucía.

The festival kicks off with a performance by famed saxophonist, Steve Coleman, known for his innovative jazz fusion, while the second night presents legendary jazz musician, Ron Carter.

At the age of 80, Carter is considered one of the masters of the double bass and has enjoyed a wide-ranging career, which includes playing with the Miles Davis Quartet.

Others participating in the festival are Brazilian pianist, Elaine Elias, British jazz musician, Dave Holland and Medeski's Mad Skillet.

The charismatic keyboardist John Medeski is not easily associable to a single genre. Comfortable behind a grand piano or a Hammond organ, he has the ability to take the music to unexplored areas of electric jazz.

The final concert will present Fancinemajazz, a show which, under the musical direction of Javier Navas, focuses on the iconic music of the movies.

Tickets cost between 11 and 36 euros and are available online or from the theatre box office.

Discounts on block bookings are also available.