Music-lovers visiting Murcia this month will be able to enjoy a diverse program of concerts. Currently underway, and due to continue until 27 March, the second edition of Murcia Jazz Festival is being held in the municipal’s theatres and auditoriums, as well as in plazas around the capital city. In addition to jazz, the festival covers other musical genres including blues and rhythm and blues.
A total of 13 concerts have been scheduled, plus associated events such as a documentary on Chet Baker. The bill includes both national artists and international guests, highlighted by:
- New Orleans saxophonist Jesse Davis and his quartet – 10 March, Teatro Circo Murcia
- Michael Olivera & The Cuban Jazz Syndicate – 17 March, Teatro Circo Murcia
- Parisian saxophonist Olivier Franc, performing a tribute concert in honour of pioneering American jazz musician Sidney Bechet – 27 March, Plaza de la Universidad)
For families, there will be a Jazz for Children show led by Bilbao-born singer Noa Lur on 20 March in the Teatro Circo Murcia.
On 18 March, veteran progressive rock band Jethro Tull are scheduled to perform in Cartagena at the El Batel Auditorium. Led by multi-instrumentalist Ian Anderson, the British band are known for their creatively alluring mix of blues, jazz fusion, folk and hard rock. Two of their best-selling global albums were “Aqualung” (1971) and “Thick As A Brick” (1972). In January this year, Jethro Tull released their first studio album in 19 years, The Zealot Gene.
Tickets for the Cartagena concert can be booked at Madness Live.