#Madrid
11-15 Oct. 2017
Teatro de la luz Philips Gran Vía

Smooth Hot Jazz Festival, Madrid

SMOOTH JAZZ – HOT JAZZ FEST MADRID

Come to Madrid and watch the best music on earth. This is not just another Festival, this is real Smooth Jazz, a colorful, vibrant, harmonic and rhythmical music. Come to have a good time with some of the best world specialists. At the same time, enjoy all the other great things Madrid has to offer: spectacular sightseeing, amazing food, great shopping and above all, friendly people!

For the very first time, the city of Madrid will present a major Smooth Jazz Festival. This variation of traditional Jazz is recognized for its display of great harmonic lines and a lesser degree of improvisation. Some music critics consider that this genre of music was created by artists searching for a deeper Pop sound, merging it at the same time with the roots of the American Soul and Funky music.

Experts place the birth of Smooth Jazz halfway through the 70’s, but its real peak took place during the 80’s. Relevant pioneers of this type of music have been George Benson (reconverted after some albums of traditional Jazz), Grover Washington Jr., Kenny G., Larry Carlton, Al Jarreau (RIP), Herb Alpert, Chuck Mangione, Gato Barbieri (RIP), Dave Koz and many more.

If you like good music, if you are an enthusiast of Jazz, Soul, Pop and Funky, you can’t miss this opportunity of watching some of the best Smooth Jazz musicians of the world playing live. Its melodic and vibrant styles will make you shiver in your seats.

SMOOTH JAZZ – YOUR MELODIC MOMENT

The adjective Smooth has a few synonyms in English, but probably the best we could find is “mellow”. Smooth Jazz is a mellow genre, a kind of music gratifying to the ears, easy to remember thanks to its brilliant and harmonic melodies. The dominant instrument is usually the Saxophone, always playing along with classics as guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and percussion. Trumpet is also present in many recordings.

WHERE: # TEATRO DE LA LUZ PHILIPS GRAN VÍA

Teatro de la Luz Philips Gran Vía. Situated in Gran Via 66, the mythical street of Madrid considered by many to be the Spanish Mini-Broadway. In the theaters of this area you can find most of the main shows of the city.

This theater was officially opened as a cinema in 1944 and reconverted into theater in 2004. Since then, its almost 1,000 seats have witnessed all kind of shows, primarily musicals, but also flamenco, ballet and comedy.

HOW TO GET THERE

Address:

Gran Vía, 66, 28013 Madrid

GPS:

40.418446149209, -3.6976075172424

Metro:

Callao (lines 3 and 5).

Santo Domingo (line 2).

Plaza de España (lines 3 and 10)

Bus nr.:

5, 9, 15, 20, 51, 52

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