The 14th Annual International Jazz Festival

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Despite being Colombia’s second largest city, I still see Medellin as more village than metropolis, however the steady stream of festivals in the city continue to remind me my perspective is over-romanticized.

This week, the Medellin international jazz festival is in full swing.  Running from September 2-11, musicians from Italy, Cuba, the United States, Holland, and around Colombia are performing in 6 concerts for the city’s jazz aficionados.

The primary location for the headlining acts is El Club de Jazz del Parque Comercial El Tesoro, with other events taking place on Carrera 70 and in the convention center at Plaza Mayor.  (El Tesoro is a modern shopping mall in the Poblado neighborhood.)

Concert Schedule:

8pm, Thursday, September 2, 2010 – Carrera 70, between Calles 46 and 47 (free)

  • Big Band Universidad EAFIT (Colombia)
  • The Big Bones (Colombia)

8pm, Saturday, September 4, 2010 – Plaza Mayor (free)

  • Ialsax Quartet (Italy)
  • Green Monkey (Colombia)

9pm, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 – Club de Jazz Parque Comercial El Tesoro (free w/ticket)

  • Holambia (Holland and Colombia)

9pm, Thursday, September 9, 2010 – Club de Jazz Parque Comercial El Tesoro (ticket required)

  • Spanish Harlem Orquesta (USA)

9pm, Friday, September 10, 2010 – Club de Jazz Parque Comercial El Tesoro (ticket required)

  • Chucho Valdes & Los Afrocuban Messengers (Cuba)

9pm, Saturday, September 11, 2010 – Club de Jazz Parque Comercial El Tesoro (ticket required)

  • Poncho Sanchez y Su Orquesta (USA)

For additional information, including ticket prices:

  • Facebook: Festival de Jazz Medellin 2010
  • Call 316-0987
  • E-mail medejazz@une.net.co
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