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Spring jazz fever hits Malaga as new festival arrives

Andrea Motis is one of Spain's top jazz musicians.
Andrea Motis is one of Spain's top jazz musicians. / WIKIMEDIA
  • Malaga's jazz scene has grown considerably over the past few years

Malaga has seen an extraordinary rise in interest in the jazz scene over the past few years, as the annual winter International Jazz Festival has demonstrated. As a result the city has now introduced a new spring jazz event that has been organised by Costa del Jazz.

The new festival will bolster Malaga's already formidable image on the European jazz scene and will present some of the most celebrated musicians and ensembles.

Primavera Jazz will be held on Sunday 29 and Monday 30 April, coinciding with the celebration of the International Day of Jazz (30 April). Nine concerts will be performed across the city of Malaga, two of which will be held in the main auditorium of the Palacio de Ferias y Congresos.

The first, on Sunday, will be a performance by the Andrea Motis Trio. Andrea Motis, born in Barcelona in 1995, is a young multitalented musician who has performed with some of Spain's top jazz musicians. She has received numerous awards for her work and is considered among the best new jazz talent in Spain.

Aficionados of flamenco-jazz will enjoy the concert by Chicuelo and Mezquida on Monday. This piano and guitar duo have accompanied some of flamenco's most prestigious performers.

Tickets cost 18 euros each and are available from www. entradas.codetickets.com/entradas/primaverajazz