Jazz en la Costa comes to Andalucia
Jazz en la Costa, Spain's hottest jazz festival, is to return to the coastal town of Almunecar this July.
The week long festival, which starts on the 13th, is attended by 12,000 jazz lovers each year. Local and international acts, including Branford Marsalis, Paquito D'Rivera, Oregon and Roy Hargrove have previously performed, as well as several Brazilian and Cuban acts.
Established in 1996, the festival is well known for the eclectic nature of its roster: traditional standards and experimental jazz are complemented by rock, funk and folk songs - the sounds of London, Havana and Rio join those of New Orleans.
The acts play in the shadow the Castillo San Miguel, a semi-ruined Moorish castle in the Parque el Majuelo. This dramatic natural arena also contains Phoenician ruins dating back to the fourth century BC, as well as 400 imported species of subtropical plants, which is Europe's largest collection.
This year's programme will be released on the festival website as soon as it is finalised. Each concert costs 10.