Current Affairs
Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Karim Ziad among the protagonists at Jazz Festival

27 years ago, the Jazz Festival was launched at Ta’ Liesse and so the annual appointment for July began, which has now spread throughout the capital. The best names in jazz music in the world right now are taking part in the Malta Jazz Festival which began on Monday and will end on Saturday.

Three of the biggest names in jazz – Chick Corea, Christian McBride and Karim Ziad are among the protagonists of this year’s Jazz Festival. It is being held at several venues around the historical centre of Valletta and offers a mixers of contemporary jazz styles.

Organized by Festivals Malta, the Jazz Festival has now become part of the summer calendar, and continues to promote this genre of music with its unique style. Artistic director Sandro Zerafa said that the Malta Jazz Festival has become an institution, which brings together the best sounds of jazz music.

Festivals Malta director, Annabelle Stivala, said that the Jazz Festival is a showcase in a unique location for international and local artists. The Jazz Festival also offers a wide variety of other activities.

“We have an educational project which is held almost every day where students join internationally-renowed artists from the Jazz Festival with whom they study the technique they need. The master class and workshops continue throughout all the days of the Jazz Festival.

The Malta Jazz Festival ends with concerts held over the last two days at Ta’ Liesse, where it all began 27 years ago.

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