Last night George Benson opened Alicante’s 9th International Festival of Jazz in a concert held within the Lucentum Roman Remains site. George Benson’s was the first of several jazz concerts to be held in Alicante during this festival which goes on until 28th July.
The full programme of the International Festival of Jazz is as follows:
- 13th July: George Benson
- 15th July: Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis, holder of nine Grammys
- 16th July: Roberta Flack
- 21th July: Herbie Hancock and Lili Hayden
- 24th July: Chano Domínguez, artist specialising in mixing jazz, latin and flamenco sounds
- 28th July: Gilberto Gil, winner of a Latino Grammy Award in 2003 and currently Minister of Culture of the Government of Brazil.
Previous editions of Alicante Jazz Festival were held in the Port of Alicante, but this year the Festival is being organised in Lucentum and attendance is limited to 2,000 spectators per concert.
All concerts start at 22.30 and tickets cost 15, 20, 24 or 30 euros, depending on the location of seats.