The 18º Angrajazz – Festival Internacional de Jazz de Angra do Heroísmo, takes place at Terceira Island. in the Azores, from 13 to 15 of October 2016. Terceira is a small and beautiful island, with a population of 60 000 people. The city of Angra do Heroísmo is classified as World Heritage Patrimony by UNESCO.
Angrajazz is organized by a non-profit association – Associação Cultural Angrajazz – with the support of Angra’s City Council, the Regional Departments of Culture and Tourism, and many private sponsors. For the last seventeen years a great number of the world’s most important jazz musicians have played at Angrajazz. Please see our site www.angrajazz.com
This year takes place the 18th edition of Angrajazz. It is a festival which is a reference in Portugal, one of the main cultural events of the Azores Islands, and one important promotional means for the city of Angra do Heroísmo, Terceira Island, and Azores Autonomous Region.
Angrajazz takes place at the Centro Cultural e de Congressos de Angra do Heroísmo, which is prepared as a big jazz club – 550 persons. The Festival occurs in three nights, with double concerts. This year there will be musicians from Açores, Portugal and USA.
The program opens on Thursday 13th, with the Angrajazz Orchestra with special guests Paulo Gaspar ande Ricardo Toscano, followed by the bassist Christian McBride leading his Trio.
The second day, Friday 14th, is dedicated to the portuguese Desídério Lázaro “Subtractive Colors”, followed by the Baida Quartet leaded by the trumpet player Ralph Alessi.
On the third day, Saturday 15th, the singer Charanée Wade will open the night, and the veteran’s all star group The Cookers will close the 18º edition of Angrajazz.
During the festival, at the foyer of the Centro Cultural, there will be a CD fair with the presence of the main Portuguese distributors and expositions, a selling desk of Angrajazz merchandizing, and a painting exposition by Carlota Monjardino dedicated to the City of Angra do Heroísmo.
Besides the music, the festival is a good opportunity to discover the beautiful Terceira Island.