Throughout music history, jazz has always been curious, seeking new challenges and absorbing inspiration from all corners of the musical world. This year’s jazz festival is no exception and features both world music as well as fusions of jazz and classical music at New Directions 2021.
Bazarjazz presents a solo concert with the amazing West African guitarist Lionel Loueke - photo - (Gellerupscenen/Gellerup Art Factory, July 12, 9 PM), who also plays in Herbie Hancock’s band.
At Flemming Bamse Jørgensens Plads, there will be groovy world music with AddisAbabaBand (July 10, 6.30 PM), Total Hip Replacement (July 11, 3.30 PM), and World Band (July 11, 11.30 AM). Fairbar hosts Cuban rhythms with Los Tres Golpes (July 10, 7.30 PM) or Lazos D’Cuba (July 17, 7.30 PM). The hanging garden by FO-Byen features Spanish music in the form of Flamenco Jazz Ensemble & Rafael Molina (July 10, 3 PM) and a fusion of Arab folk tunes and Danish folk songs for the release concert of the band JUMA (July 9, 8 PM).