Jazz festival with "the best of improvised music" this weekend in Lisbon – Showbiz

Jazz festival with "the best of improvised music" this weekend in Lisbon - Showbiz

On that day, Diogo Alexandre Trio (João Almeida on the trumpet, André Rosinha on the double bass and Diogo Alexandre on the drums) will perform at 7:30 pm on the terrace, the Old Mountain project (by guitarist Pedro Branco and drummer João Sousa) with the bass player Demian Cabaud and violinist George Dumitriu, at 9:30 pm in the main room, and singer Manuel Linhares, who will be accompanied by Paulo Barros on piano, José Carlos Barbosa on bass and Filipe Monteiro on drums, at 10:45 pm in the main room. To close the first day, a jam session is scheduled at midnight in the main room.

On Saturday, at 21:00 in the main room, will be announced the winners of the RTP Awards / Jazz Festival.

The second day of the Jazz Festival starts in the main hall at 4:00 p.m., with GeraJazz, a project of the Geração / Sistema Portugal Orchestra.

Regarding this spectacle, the organization of the Jazz Festival recalls that "Jazz has always been close to the civic and social movements since its genesis, contributing to the absolutely necessary and still emerging dimming of the high and low culture."

The Orquestra Geração is a social intervention project, which began in 2007 in Amadora and has been expanded to other Portuguese municipalities.

The remaining participants of the contest National Meeting of Schools act in the main hall at 18:30. Thus, on Sunday are representatives of Art'J – Professional School of Performative Arts of the Jobra association, the Jazz School of Barreiro and the Art School of the Conservatory of Music of Coimbra.

At 6:00 p.m., also in the main room, the students of the Superior Schools are presented. On Sunday, there will be 'showcases' of the Lisbon Higher School of Music and the ESMAE Ensemble.

On the same day, the terrace welcomes, at 20:00, Luís Vicente Trio (Luís Vicente on trumpet, Hugo Antunes on double bass and Pedro Melo Alves on drums).

Isabel Rato Quinteto (Isabel Rato at the piano, João David Almeida in the voice, João Capinha in the saxophone, João Custódio in the contrabass and Alexandre Alvez in the drums) will perform in the main room, which will have as guests the singer Elisa Rodrigues and accordionist João Barradas and Ensemble Festa do Jazz (João Almeida on trumpet, João Mortágua and José Pedro Coelho on saxophone, Tomás Marques on alto saxophone, Gabriel Pinto on piano, Demian Cabaud on double bass and Pedro Melo Alves on drums) .

The Ensemble Festa do Jazz is composed essentially of the new generation of Portuguese jazz musicians who have gone through the Jazz Festival over the last few years to interpret compositions written over 12 years by great composers of improvised national music. This group was created "to celebrate the creation of the brand new Portuguese Jazz Network – Portugal Jazz".

The Portuguese Jazz Network, a cultural structure to bring together musicians, promoters, editors, teachers and researchers, was created last year "to give more national visibility, but more internationally, to jazz and improvised Portuguese music.

This is the first Portuguese network dedicated to jazz and improvised music, having been constituted at a general meeting last November in Jobra, Albergaria-a-Velha. The process of construction of the project had state funding of around ten thousand euros, through the Cultural Development Fund. The general meeting meets on Sunday.

The 17th Jazz Festival ends at 00:00 with a jam session in the main room. Before that, the prizes of the National Meeting of Schools will be delivered.

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