New York, March 21, 2018 — The Tourist Office and Eden Casino present : The 58th International Jazz Festival "Jazz à Juan", from 12th to 22nd July, 2018.
Since 1960 and the creation of "Jazz à Juan", jazz has changed, jazz has mutated. It is everywhere, all over the world, permeating, transfusing and instilling itself into all
musical styles, redefining borders and boundaries, and must be recognised as the vast musical trajectory which has brought Afro-American culture to the threshold of the most contemporary and universal questions in music, while careful not to become lost in the prolixity of what we might conveniently call “World Music”, nor hardened into an academic discipline destined for maintaining heritage.
And so "Jazz à Juan" has remained, for all these decades, an open and evolving festival, in other words optimistic, intuitive, nonconformist, avant-gardist, universalist, synergistic, culturalist, environmentalist, humanist, intimist, modernist, mutationist, mutualist, progressive, retrofuturist...
While celebrating its 58th anniversary, "Jazz à Juan" retains all the visceral instinct of its own legend. This year once again, as jazz and its close musical relatives crystallise into rare forms, the festival is more than ever open to artistic expression, welcoming many current and future legendary figures who come to perform their most recent hits to the public.