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Holidays in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Jazz Festival & More Heineken

Holidays in Gran Canaria, Canary Islands Jazz Festival & More Heineken

Gran Canaria is an island full of experiences that can make your vacation a great adventure. Gastronomic tours, beaches, mountain, leisure and also a lot of culture, such as the International Canary Jazz Festival & More Heineken that this year counts Maceo Parker as a great star. Your vacation in Gran Canaria can combine all these experiences and Magic Gran Canaria can help you to have an incredible vacation.

The 28th edition of Canarias Jazz International Festival & More Heineken will feature the participation of Maceo Parker, a fundamental piece in the evolution of contemporary music, a musician without whom it would be impossible. Define terms like Funk or Groove, a true explorer of black music that has taken the possibilities of the saxophone to the limit.

In Gran Canaria we can enjoy this great musician on July 18, in the Plaza de Santa Ana.

With its usual combined offer of free outdoor concerts and other paid in the main theaters and auditoriums of the archipelago, the menu offered this 28th edition again bet on new talents, consolidated figures, risky bets and an assortment of related sounds, but equally different and full of common places. One more year we will celebrate the Night Africa (Friday, July 5, Plaza del Pilar de Guanarteme) with the performances of FRA! and Kyekyeku & amp; Ghanalogue Highlife, the two bands chosen this year in the Vis a Vis meeting held in Ghana.

Among the artists confirmed for this 2019 we find a good number of female voices and artists, such as Karrin Allyson, Sinne Eeg & amp; Peter Sprague, Judith Hill, Miryam Latrece Carteto, Carita Boronska Quartet o the premises ST Fusion. To these projects are added artists such as Avishai Cohen Trio, Tony DeSare, Marquis Hill Blacktet, FNF Trio featuring Lionel Loueke and Chris Cheek, Kennedy Administration, Munir Hossn Quartet,Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet, Joel Ross, Mamas Gun … and many local bands, among which are already confirmed ST Fusion or Barreiro Project.

Maceo Parker will arrive in the Canary Islands with a band formed by Greg Boyer (trombone), Will Boulware (keyboards), Bruno Speight (guitar), Rodney Skeet Curtis (bass), Nikki Glaspie (drums) and Darliene Parker (vocals). Born in North Carolina 76 years ago, many historians of modern music attribute the authorship of funk. Encouraged to music by the section of winds of Ray Charles, was part of the great band of James Brown during the 60s, for whom he created some of the most sampled rhythms in the history of hip hop. He also created the P-Funk with George Clinton and was a musician in the historic and unparalleled tours of Prince.

Now, for the past two decades, Maceo Parker has been enjoying an exciting solo career, building a new funk empire; one that is both fresh and stylistically diverse. Navigate skillfully between the soul of James Brown in the 1960s and George Clinton’s fantasy in 1970, while exploring the softer jazz and hip-hop rhythms. His collaborations over the years have included Ray Charles, Ani Difranco, James Taylor, De La Soul, Dave Matthews Band and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Its timeless sound has given it a base of young fans and in continuous renewal.

Next to Parker, another of the stars of this festival will be the Israeli double bass player Avishai Cohen, member in the nineties of the sextet of Chick Corea until he formed his own band with Mark Guiliana on drums and Shai Maestro on piano. In his long career, in which he has signed more than fifteen albums, Cohen has accompanied, recorded and performed with a number of musicians, among which we can highlight Bobby McFerrin, Roy Hargrove,Herbie Hancock, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Nnenna Freelon or Paquito D’Rivera.

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France, Paris, 07-06-2017. Avishai Cohen. Photo: Andreas Terlaak

France, Paris, 07-06-2017. Avishai Cohen. Photo: Andreas Terlaak

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Vacaciones en Gran Canaria, Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken