Basque jazz regularly enjoys important presence at the Heineken Jazzaldia and the 54th edition is no exception.
It will specifically include the performance of 10 groups coming from the Selection Process running from January to April; 5 programmed due to having released an album in 2018; 4 belonging to the Katapulta Tour Gipuzkoa 2019; 3 proposed by Musikene; and 4 directly chosen by the organisation (Paul San Martín, Nøgen, Jaime Stinus and the Easo Choir, which will accompany the Japanese pianist, Eri Yamamoto). Added to the former are the 5 Basque DJs and group who will perform on the Nauticool stage, the full programme of which will be announced at a later date.
This brings us to a total of 32 Basque groups and soloists who will participate in the 54th Heineken Jazzaldia programme.
For the third year running, the Festival programmes four groups from the Katapulta Tour Gipuzkoa circuit, organised under an agreement with the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa’s Department of Culture in its endeavour to promote the emerging talents of Gipuzkoa in the field of music.
Directly chosen by the organisation
- Paul San Martín-Lluís Coloma Duo
- Goshu Ondo: Eri Yamamoto Trio + Easo Choir
- Jaime Stinus-Xavi Vidal: Canvis
Groups coming from the Selection Process
- Reunion Big Band
- Hot Potato Blues Band
- Amaika Rude Sound: The Ska and the Abstract Truth
- Fredi Peláez Trio
- Nacho Soto: Experiment 64
- No-Land Trio
- Ekhilore Quintet
- Juan José Cabillas with Strings
Groups that released an album in 2018
- Jon Urrutia Trio
- Javier López Jaso-Marcelo Escrich Quartet
- Broken Brothers Brass Band
- Elkano Browning Cream
Katapulta Tour Gipuzkoa 2019
Proposed by Musikene