This week sees the start of the 21st Jazz Festival of Madrid. It kicks off on the 15th October and runs until the 20th November. Events will take place across a number of venues in Madrid, including Jazz bars and concert halls and brings to the capital more than 100 groups and musicians. Highlights include: Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, McCoy Tyner, Jack DeJohnette, John Scofield, Ron Carter, Birelli Lagrene, Richard Galiano, Youssou N´Dour and the Dizzy Gillespie All Big Band; with Solomon Burke providing Soul and Paco de Lucía the Flamenco angle. There will be a range of activities going on throughout this period, including debates and documentary projections in FNAC, a children’s jazz concert and music in Retiro Park.
More information can be found on the Esmadrid.com website or simply by my suggestion would be to buy the Guía del Ocio guide or (free in the newspaper El Mundo’s Friday edition) from a Madrid newsagent.