In this year’s edition, five concerts were programmed to take place over three days on 9, 10 and 11 August. The stage was once again set up in the emblematic grounds of the “Huerta de las Infantas” garden in Priego de Córdoba.
9 August, David Pastor & Nu-Roots:
The 3rd edition of the Jazzándaluz Festival kicked off with the original trio led by the Valencian trumpet player David Pastor. The group made up of David Pastor (trumpet), José Luis Guart (keyboards) and Pere Foved (drums), played on stage the songs from their latest work “Motions”, an album that delves into the fusion of jazz with the most electric styles of creative music.
10 August, Kiko Aguado & Flex a Tune Trio + Corlenoe Duo:
On the night of Friday, 10 August, two very different, almost opposing proposals were programmed. In the first concert of the night, the great guitarist from Granada, Kiko Aguado, took the stage, accompanied by the local trio Flex a Tune Trio, made up of local musicians Rafa Redondo (piano), Antonio del Caño (double bass) and Jose Luís León (drums).
Aguado’s concert was followed by what was perhaps the most daring and unique proposal in the programme of this 3rd edition. A duo, Corleone, formed by two prestigious musicians on the Andalusian jazz scene, Pedro Cortejosa (saxes, flute, programming, samplers and effects) and David León (drums, percussions, programming and effects), brought to the Jazzándaluz stage a unique way of playing jazz. The concept of improvisation in its purest state, without conventions or previous agreements, building the themes “in situ” and in what a way.
11 August, María Cavaes Quartet & Trío Garum feat Fernando Brox:
On the last night of the 3rd edition of Jazzándaluz, two concerts were also programmed. On the one hand, the singer María Cavaes from Cádiz visited us accompanied by her usual band formed by the pianist Juan Galiardo, the double bass player Alejandro Tamayo and the drummer David León.
The 3rd edition of Jazzándaluz ended with a concert by the Trío Garum. The trio formed by the pianist Javier Galiana, the double bass player Joan Masana and, once again, the drummer David León brought us jazz with Andalusian roots, with a lot of grit and an originality in the compositions and in the way of approaching them that is difficult to see in a basic group like this one. The icing on the cake was provided by the great flautist from Malaga, Fernando Brox, a musician of whom Jorge Pardo himself, the master of the jazz flute in Spain, says that “he is the future of the flute”.