Portuguese American Journal

13th AngraJazz International Festival – Azores

The Angra Jazz Cultural Association is hosting the 13th AngraJazz International Festival to be held October 6-8, at Centro de Congressos, Angra do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores.

Guest musicians include Portuguese jazz performer Júlio Resende and Larry Coryell, Bill Carrothers, Kurt Elling, Charles Lloyd, and Dave Douglas from the United States, among many others.

The event is co-sponsored by Angra do Heroísmo City Hall, the Office of Culture of the Regional Government and private supporters.

The AngraJazz International Festival, one of the leading jazz festivals in Portugal, has become part of the international jazz scene.

The first edition of the festival took place in 1999. Ever since, the event has taken place every year, in early October, with the participation of well-known European and North-American jazz musicians.

As a rule, the AngraJazz International Festival always includes regional, national and international jazz groups, with the goal of innovating and developing the interest for jazz in the Azores.

Terceira is the second most populated (55,000) and third largest Azorean island. In 1983, Angra do Heroísmo became a UNESCO World Heritage site for its well preserved 16th century Portuguese colonial architecture and historic monuments.

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