News – Festa do Jazz 2020
7 de April, 2021

ALCÁCER DO JAZZ 2021

August 6 - 15

Alcácer do Sal

The first edition of the event brings together prominent jazz projects and musicians in Alcácer do Sal and Comporta

Alcácer do Jazz is a new Festival born in Alcácer do Sal, produced by Associação Sons da Lusofonia (ASL), with the artistic direction of Carlos Martins and promoted by the Municipality of Alcácer do Sal (CMAS). Its inspiration is based on the various cultures that crossed and intersected in Alcácer, recognizing the richness of its diversity, investing in the celebration of common heritage, showing what is done today without avoiding the living confrontation of different languages that also reflect different collective identities.

In this context, Associação Sons da Lusofonia, in close collaboration with the Municipality of Alcácer do Sal and applying the experience of 19 years of organization, curatorship and production of Festa do Jazz, developed the concept of this event, which takes place, for the first time, in 6th to 15th August in Alcácer do Sal and Comporta. Alcácer do Jazz was designed to build informal forums for debate, taste and experiences, creating a feeling of belonging to an increasingly broad and inclusive community, as it is the practice in ASL’s productions. Therefore, it is also worth noting that the central program of concerts and meetings has 50% women in the casts. ASL thus consolidates its position on the issue of gender equality and opportunities by moving from words to action, something essential to create a more inclusive Portugal.

The Alcácer do Jazz program follows this trend and includes shows by Mário Laginha, Carlos Martins, Marta Hugon, Beatriz Nunes, Maria João, Salvador Sobral and the Barradas-Toscano-Pereira trio, ensuring representation and gender equality in the leadership of musical projects in theaters.

Simultaneously, Alcácer do Jazz promotes moments of meeting with the community and of debate that focus on the themes of “Mediterranean Music and Culture”, “Mathematics and Jazz” and “Jazz in the Philharmonics” that brings young people from both the sexes, from Band music to the world of improvisation.

According to Carlos Martins, artistic director of the event, “betting on a Jazz Festival in Alcácer do Sal is an act of love and resistance made for the affirmation of Culture through the presentation of the best improvised music made in Portugal. CMAS bet on Jazz as music of Freedom and with an elaborate and laborious connection with the moment and with people. This is a path for Culture in Portugal. At this time, when artists in general and the Jazz community in particular suffer from so many limitations and so many artistic and social problems, CMAS and ASL knew how to think of a festival that brings great voices of national jazz and brings thinkers who have a concrete relationship with the local community thinking in global terms”.

All events included in the Alcácer do Jazz’s programme are free, subject to the capacity of the venues without the need for prior reservation.

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PROGRAMME

6th August | 21:00

Mario Laginha Trio

Rio Sado Stage - Pedro Nunes Square, Alcácer do Sal

7th August | 21:00

Carlos Martins Quintet - Sempre

Rio Sado Stage - Pedro Nunes Square, Alcácer do Sal

8th August | 21:00

Marta Hugon Aldeia da Comporta Stage - Rua das Amoreiras, Comporta

10th August | 18:30

Mediterranean Music and Culture Meeting

Balcony of the Municipal Library of Alcácer do Sal

11th August | 18:30

Math and Jazz Meeting

Balcony of the Municipal Library of Alcácer do Sal

12th August | 21:00

Beatriz Nunes Quintet

Rio Sado Stage - Pedro Nunes Square, Alcácer do Sal

13th August | 21:00

Maria João, Ogre Electric

Rio Sado Stage - Pedro Nunes Square, Alcácer do Sal

14th August | 21:00

Salvador Sobral, BPM

Rio Sado Stage - Pedro Nunes Square, Alcácer do Sal

15th August | 20:00

Barradas+Toscano+Pereira

Rio Sado Stage - Pedro Nunes Square, Alcácer do Sal

15th August | 21:00

Jazz at the Philharmonics with elements from “Calceteira” and “Pazoa” and José Soares Trio

Rio Sado Stage - Pedro Nunes Square, Alcácer do Sal

Balcony of the Municipal Library of Alcácer do Sal

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