Funk and all that jazz at Papagayo and Costa Adeje Golf
From June 18th to 22nd, Adeje is hosting the first international Latin jazz festival “Clazz Continental Latin Jazz”, as announced by the promoters, Cargo Music Entertainment and Actual Events.
The festival has the collaboration of Adeje council through the department of tourism promotion within the Happy Streets project that aims to boost the cultural and leisure life in the public spaces of Costa Adeje.
Tickets can be purchased through the Tomaticket platform both for the three days that the festival will take place at the Papagayo Beach Club, in the style of a jazz club, and for the two days that will be held at the Golf Costa Adeje. The complete information is available on the festival website and at www.adeje.es.
The Clazz Club is the largest jazz organization in Europe that for the first time will have venues in the Canary Islands, Costa Adeje and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. The Clazz continental Latin jazz is an international festival that brings together great figures of this musical style as well as betting on new local talents.
Oscar Gómez, creator and producer of the festival and member of the Latin Grammy board, said: “ For us it is an honour and a fantastic platform to promote the clazz brand that can continue to travel the world.”
Luis Medina Enciso, director of Actual Events, said: “For Tenerife, any event is essential for its promotion but if it is also linked to large capitals of the world it gives greater impact and the Canary Islands will be associated with them.”
The programme started on Tuesday with a performance by Roberto Martínez with La Yuka Funk, a band made up of musicians from Latin America and the Canary Islands. On Wednesday, June 19th, the Claudio Constantini Tango Jazz Ensemble will take the audience to the suburbs of Buenos Aires with aromas from New Orleans. The next day, on Thursday June 20th, the festival will host the performance of Yuvisney Aguilar & Afrocuban Jazz Cuartet where Africa and Cuba will merge to give warmth and passion with Yoruba songs and ancestral drums.
For the last two days of the festival, organisers have chosen the Costa Adeje Golf Course in anticipation of a big turnout. Friday, June 21st will see Nella Rojas and Paquito D’Rivera Cariberian Tour. The first will take the audience to a seductive and sensual Venezuela with a Caribbean voice that will recreate the warmest tropic. D’Rivera, teacher of teachers, is one of the best saxophonists/clarinetists in the world and will bring to Adeje a new proposal full of mystery and originality since it will bring Latin jazz to the classical masters of Spain, from Falla to Rodrigo.
The final highlight of the festival will take place on Saturday, June 22nd. The night will open La Yuka Funk to give way to the tribute to Billie Holyday, 60 years after the disappearance of the unforgettable voice of jazz, with artists such as Sole Giménez, Angy and Roko.