This autumn Madrid welcomes the annual JazzMadrid festival, which makes jazz for a happy November for jazz fans indeed. As usual, the main venue is the Conde Duque, with the Fernán Gómez cultural centre taking part again as well, among other spaces. In addition to all the jazz, this year there's a solid blues programme, and you'll meet some young jazz artists as well as more women in the genre. With more than six hours of jazz daily, this fourth edition features a hundred concerts, as well as a bunch of related activities: talks, conferences, films, exhibitions, and more.
Basque artist Asier Etxeandía and Italian multi-instrumentalist Enrico Barbaro lead this group that takes us on a journey through synthetic landscapes, dank dance environments, rock, flavours of soul and epic kinetics. They present 'Anatomía de un éxodo', the three-track trilogy that has been much anticipated and talked about in the music press.
The blue-rocks duo made up of Laurent Lacrouts on the guitar, and Mathieu Jourdain on the drums have just published a biography as well as their sixth studio album, ‘We the People of the Soil’, recorded in Nashville by Grammy Award winner Vance Powell. White Stripes fans will want to check them out!
Whenever The Cat Empire are in town, they sell out. And we understand why. The Australian band has an army of fans who are well aware of the fact that their concerts are an incredible blend of ska, funk, rock and jazz, all in one place. They're not promoting a new album this time (you'll have to wait until next year), but you might get a sneak peek at one of their new tracks, and you're sure to devour your favourite hits.