Rabat- The 13th edition of the Jazzablanca music festival will return from April 14-22, with 50 exceptional performances, including American Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) to the young Moroccan Sonia Noor.
Rabat- The 13th edition of the Jazzablanca music festival will return from April 14-22, with 50 exceptional performances, including American Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) to the young Moroccan Sonia Noor.
For its thirteenth anniversary, Jazzablanca has revealed a unique lineup, with more than 60 percent of artists performing in Morocco for the first time.
The program includes 50 concerts April 14-22 between Hippodrome Casablanca-Anfa and the United Nations Square in Casablanca.
Living jazz legend Fred Wesley, James Brown’s former trombonist, is expected at the Village on April 14, the same stage will host Jamaican-born British saxophonist Yolanda Brown on April 18.
On April 17, Giulia Valle Trio’s will go on stage, representing contemporary Spanish jazz. Its members includes big names such as John McNeil, Guillermo Klein, Bill McHenry, and Jason Lindner.
Other top performances include pop star Tom Odell on April 18, Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox on April 15, and Beth Ditto from the famous band Gossip April 17, followed by a performance by St. Germain on April 19.
The Spanish band, The Excitements, with its pop, soul, and R&B flavor, will perform on April 15.
The Dee Dee & The Band will entertain the Moroccan public on April 18 with new songs and song covers as well their rock, pop, and funk titles.
Emerging Moroccan artists performing in this edition include singer Sonia Noor; the poets and musicians of The Barons of Baltimore; the jazz trio Soul Mussango; pop and folklore duo, Climax; and the Sahrawi blues band Daraa.
Nearly 70,000 spectators attended the festival in 2017.