Herbie Hancock to headline Angra Jazz festival : RushPRNews - Newswire & Global Press Release Distribution

 
Bookmark and Share

Herbie Hancock to headline Angra Jazz festival

August 11, 2008

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/gallery/schernis/2/herbie_hancock.jpgCHICAGO, IL (RUSHPRNEWS)AUGUST 11, 2008 - With an impressive line-up of artists from around the world, jazz will be a central feature of Portugal’s cultural offering in the summer months, from the northern most region of Minho to the southern tip of the Algarve.

This year’s highlight will be the 10th annual Angra Jazz festival, in October, performed in the old converted bullring on the beautiful island of Terceira, in the Azores. Multiple Grammy Award winner Herbie Hancock will headline. Angra Jazz 2008 promises to be a treat for jazz devotees and a great chance to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Terceira.

In addition, Portugal’s 25th Annual Jazz Festival will run from 1-9 August at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. The festival is one of the oldest in Portugal and over the years has brought celebrated jazz musicians to the country, including Bill Frisell and the Art Ensemble of Chicago. This year’s offering, focused around the concept of 'extensions' ,promises to be one of the most successful ever with jazz legend Eric Dolphy and Japanese group Otomo Yoshihide Orchestra set to headline.

Lagos Jazz from 13-17 August is the Algarve’s jazz offering for the summer. Lagos Jazz is an opportunity for local talent to perform alongside world-class musicians – this year, globally renowned jazz piano ensemble Mulgrew Miller Trio will play alongside the local jazz orchestra and various national musicians.

The historic city of Guimarães, in the north of Portugal, hosts a jazz festival each year in the city’s cultural centre. This year’s line-up is yet to be finalised, but to get a taste of what Guimarães has to offer, 2007’s highlights included The Pharoah Sanders Quartet, The Ravi Coltrane Quartet and The Jan Garbarek Group.

Portugal’s jazz programme, with its mix of local and world-famous names, promises to be an exciting and entertaining series of events, diversifying the country’s tourist offering and highlighting it as a prime cultural destination in Europe.

source: musicnews.com

Click here to see all news from this author/company

Filed Under: MUSIC NEWS, GOOGLE NEWS

RUSH PR NEWS newswire and press release services at rushprnews.com / AH Marketing ahmarketinggroup.com

Content- Legal Responsibility - All material is copyrighted - You may repost but you MUST link back to the original post on your page and acknowledge Rush PR News as the news source. Rush PR News is not legally and/or morally responsible for content of press releases, opinions expressed or fact-checking.

Rush PR News cannot be held legally responsible for material published and distributed through its newswire service or published in its press-room and therefore cannot be sued for published material. Third-party must be contacted directly to dispute content.

Rush PR News is not the contact for material published.

RSSFeed PRESS & SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASES

Schmid Telecom AG successfully passes SAT at Birmingham Airport

Zurich 09/28/16 · Schmid Telecom AG has successfully completed the Site...

Nexscience LLC Released Document Sign & Send

Santa Clara,CA 09/28/16 · The Document Sign & Send app aims to...

North American leader in food safety certifies Ste Anne’s Spa Bakery

Grafton, ON, Canada 09/28/16 · – For the past 4 years, Ste. Anne's...

DISCOVER THE MULTIMEDIA P.O.R.O.S MUSEUM AND TRAVEL TO PORTUGAL WITH THE INTERNATIONAL SURREALISM NOW 2016

Condeixa-a-Nova 09/28/16 · INTERNATIONAL SURREALISM NOW 2016 An art movement, dedicated...

Dixie Plywood gains insight with Phocas Business Intelligence

Texas 09/27/16 · Since 1944, privately owned and operated Dixie Plywood...

Why and How to Hire a Financial Planner

London, United Kingdom 09/27/16 · Like most people, you probably have hopes and...

Radioactive Waste Management: Global Markets

ALBANY, New York 09/27/16 · Market Research Hub has added a new report,...

NOW SHORTS WITH SECRET POCKETS TO CARRY THINGS WHILE YOU RUN

Ahmedabad 09/27/16 · Anyone who runs or goes out for a...

North American Cities Slow to Adopt Open Source Software

Toronto, ON 09/26/16 · Government IT department are often one of the...

ExeBTC Offers Multiple Investment Packages for Global Investors

Delaware,DE 09/25/16 · For years, ExeBTC has been a leader in...

SchoolFinder to be launched in a new avatar soon

India 09/25/16 · SchoolFinder is pleased to announce that it will...

Leader of New Haven Heroin Ring Pleads Guilty

New Haven,Connecticut 09/22/16 · Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the...

Discover The Bedol Water Clock, Eco-friendy Clock Powered by Water

Los Angeles, CA 09/22/16 · The Bedol Water Clock.   The Clock powered by...