De 08 a 18 de novembro, Guimarães recebe mais uma edição do seu festival de jazz. Este ano, o mundo celebra os 100 anos decorridos desde a gravação do primeiro registo discográfico de jazz, um momento simbólico que mudaria para sempre a história desta música. É precisamente esta efeméride que orienta o conceito programático da 26ª edição do #GuimarãesJazz. Mais informação e programa completo disponível em www.ccvf.pt. Os bilhetes para os concertos do Guimarães Jazz 2017 já se encontram à venda, podendo ser adquiridos nas bilheteiras do Centro Cultural Vila Flor, da Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade (CIAJG - Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães), e da Casa da Memória de Guimarães, bem como nas Lojas Fnac e El Corte Inglés, e via online em www.ccvf.pt e oficina.bol.pt. ASSINATURA GERAL 70,00 eur (acesso a todos os concertos) => https://goo.gl/d5RM1C ASSINATURA 1ª SEMANA 40,00 eur (acesso aos concertos de 08 a 12 de novembro) => https://goo.gl/ZoZRVT ASSINATURA 2ª SEMANA 30,00 eur (acesso aos concertos de 16 a 18 de novembro) => https://goo.gl/bSe5a3 PROGRAMA Quarta 08 novembro CCVF / Grande Auditório / 21h30 Nels Cline – Lovers Com Orquestra de Guimarães Preço 5,00 eur Quinta 09 novembro CCVF / Grande Auditório / 21h30 All Star Orchestra plays Jazz – The Story An exciting musical trip through 100 years of Jazz recording Preço 15,00 eur / 12,50 eur c/d Sexta 10 novembro CCVF / Grande Auditório / 21h30 The Andrew Cyrille Quartet Andrew Cyrille, Richard Teitelbaum, Ben Monder, Ben Street “The Declaration of Musical Independence” Preço 15,00 eur / 12,50 eur c/d Sábado 11 novembro CCVF / Pequeno Auditório / 18h30 VEIN feat. Rick Margitza Preço 10,00 eur / 7,50 eur c/d Sábado 11 novembro CCVF / Grande Auditório / 21h30 Mostly Other People Do the Killing – Loafer’s Hollow Preço 15,00 eur / 12,50 eur c/d Domingo 12 novembro CCVF / Grande Auditório / 17h00 Big Band e Ensemble de Cordas ESMAE - Escola Superior de Música e Artes do Espetáculo conduzida por Jeff Lederer e Mary LaRose Preço 5,00 eur Domingo 12 novembro PAC / Black Box / 21h30 Projeto Guimarães Jazz / Porta-Jazz #4 Preço 10,00 eur / 7,50 eur c/d Quinta 16 novembro CCVF / Grande Auditório / 21h30 Jan Garbarek Group featuring Trilok Gurtu Preço 17,50 eur / 15,00 eur c/d Sexta 17 novembro CCVF / Grande Auditório / 21h30 Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom Preço 15,00 eur / 12,50 eur c/d Sábado 18 novembro CCVF / Pequeno Auditório / 18h30 Jeff Lederer / Joe Fiedler Quartet feat. Mary LaRose Preço 10,00 eur / 7,50 eur c/d Sábado 18 novembro CCVF / Grande Auditório / 21h30 Darcy James Argue's Secret Society – “Real Enemies” Preço 15,00 eur / 12,50 eur c/d ======================================== GUIMARÃES JAZZ 2017, by Ivo Martins One of Guimarães Jazz`s most distinguishing features is being a festival with a concept behind it: a primordial concept common to every editions, subdivided each year in sub-concepts and musical ideas expressed through the festival’s programme. In its previous edition, Guimarães Jazz celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary and re-affirmed the importance of questioning its own history, based on the idea according to which to think History is, in a sense, one of the strategies to make History. In 2017, however, we are celebrating the one-hundred years of the first studio recording identified with a musical genre practically unknown at the time, and yet to be fitted into a musical category – jazz. Even though the recording itself is irrelevant in strictly musical terms, the Original Dixieland Jass Band`s recording was, in symbolic terms, the foundation of an autonomous musical style. From that moment on, the history of jazz would change dramatically, since the documentation of the music held important consequences in the development of an inherently volatile genre, which was always, since its beginning, based on improvisation and real-time performance. To celebrate such ephemeris means to question and problematize the notion of heritage on a narrative and musical level, therefore proposing an alternative organization of historical events. This concept constitutes the matrix from which all the connections between the different projects presented in this year`s edition of Guimarães Jazz and justifies the generational and stylistic transversality of its line-up. Operating within a context characterized by the multidisciplinarity, politemporality and polysemy of the musical phenomena, the festival suggests a panoramic view of the past in order to achieve a cultural transformation. That implies looking attentively to the distinct temporal strata of which contemporaneity is made and to identify in it the signs of the still unknown future jazz. Mapping memory means radiographing the present. Eclectic, open and transversal, Guimarães Jazz aims to establish itself as the diffusor pole of a wide meditation about the future of jazz and, in a broader sense, of every other musical and artistic practices of the twenty-first century. However, neither this narrative intention, nor the concept behind it, distract the festival from its fundamental mission of promotion of jazz, presenting musical projects which, beyond the pertinence of the artistic proposal itself, allow us to put the festival`s audience in contact with high-quality musicians, even if they are not band-leaders. Guimarães Jazz’s opening concert of this year`s edition features extraordinary guitarist Nels Cline, with Michael Leonhart, trumpet and musical direction, Alex Cline, drums and Devin Hoff double bass presenting his highly-praised album “Lovers”, accompanied by the Orchestra of Guimarães. The centennial of the first jazz recording are explicitly evocated at the festival`s second concert, presenting the project “Jazz - The Story”, by the All Star Orchestra, a remarkable ensemble featuring, saxophonists Vincent Herring, James Carter, Eric Alexander; trombone Steve Turre; trumpets Jeremy Pelt (The Real Jeremy Pelt Fan Page), Jon Faddis; double bass, electric bass Kenny Davis; piano Mike LeDonne; voc, narrations Nicolas Bearde. This concert will be followed by two of the festival`s highlights, demonstrative of Guimarães Jazz`s generational and stylistic amplitude: first, the legendary avant-garde and free jazz drummer Andrew Cyrille with Ben Monder, Richard Teitelbaum and Ben Street interpreting the album “The Declaration of Musical Independence” (which was considered one of 2016 best jazz records), and the group Mostly Other People Do The Killing - Moppa Elliott, double bass, Steven Bernstein, slide trumpet, Dave Taylor, trombone, bass trombone, Jon Irabagon saxophones, Ron Stabinsky, piano, keyboards, Brandon Seabrook, guitar, banjo, eletronics, Kevin Shea, drums - ( one of the most innovative and challenging jazz projects of the new millennium, and which will perform in Portugal for the first time in septet. The second week includes the return to the festival of the great saxophonist Jan Garbarek in a concert featuring virtuoso Indian percussionist Trilok Gurtu with Rainer Brüninghaus, keyboards, piano, Yuri Daniel, electric bass, by the performance of Boom Tic Boom band led by North-American drummer Allison Miller (alongside highly-regarded musicians such as Myra Melford, piano Ben Goldberg, clarinet Kirk Knuffke, cornet, Todd Sickafoose, double bass, Charles Burnham, violin and, finally, by Darcy James Argue`s project “Real Enemies”, performed by the big band Secret Society, an idiosyncratic and defying musical and artistic proposition of strong political content about the world of digital paranoia and vigilance in which we live today. The festival`s programme will also include, besides the great concerts, two other performances at the CCVF Small Auditorium – the group VEIN, (Michael Arbenz, piano, Thomas Lähns, double bass, Florian Arbenz, drums) featuring renowned saxophonist Rick Margitza and the quintet led by Jeff Lederer, saxophone, Joe Fiedler, trombone, Mary LaRosa (Mary LaRosa Lederer) vocals, George Schuller, drums, Nick Dunston, double bass a group that will also be responsible for conducting the jam sessions and workshops, was well as for the directing ESMAE`s string ensemble and big band. Lastly, the partnership project between Guimarães Jazz and the association Porta-Jazz will meet a new chapter, this time focusing on the intersection of music and theatre by a group of musicians formed by Nuno Trocado, guitar, Tom Ward, saxophone, flute, bass clarinet, Sérgio Tavares, double bass and Acácio Salero, drums, collaborating with writer Jorge Louraço Figueira and actress Catarina Lacerda.