(Photo by Dani Alvarez Cañellas)
The Buenos Aires International Jazz Festival kicks off today at 8.30pm in La Boca with a live performance by the renowned Dutch ICP Orchestra. The festival, which will take place until the 25th of November, has become one of the annual favorites in the city, which is not surprising given the vibrant local musicality.
This year, the event features a rich program of both local and international artists including Jonathan Kreissberg, Darmon Meader, Banda Mantiquiera, amongst others. Also, the festival’s special “Cruces” feature brings together local and international artists to collaborate on the same stage . These concerts will be taking place at Thelonius Club de Jazz and Café Vinilo. La Trastienda, in San Telmo, will be the place to go to for jamming and discovering upcoming artists who will be presenting their new records. Finally, free concerts will be taking place every day at the Centro Cultural Recoleta (which is right next to the Recoleta Cemetery) and at the Parque Centenario. The Centro Cultural Recoleta will also be screening films about jazz..
The full program is available here. Tickets to International and Cruces concerts must be purchased in advance.