Dear friends of Festival JazzCádiz,
From the Cádiz Jazz Festival team we hope this time finds you healthy and enjoying this very special summer.
This summer is special for us because it is now confirmed that there will not be 13th edition of JazzCádiz Festival 2020 because of consecuences of this period of COVID-19.
As you can imagine, we have studied in depth the different possibilities within our reach to celebrate a JazzCádiz adapted to the circumstances and we have come to the conclusion that we cannot put up our wonderful festival this summer with a minimum of guarantees.
We are a non-profit association and the funding for our summer program consists of public support, and appart of that is mostly based on ticket sales and private sponsorship. Without these last two adequate means of income, we cannot develop the program properly.
Although we do not present a summer program this year 2020, it is nevertheless an active year for us. The first half of the year, we have dedicated it intensively to the associative movement as founding members of Plataforma Jazz España, the Association of Jazz Festivals of Spain, which has been part of the AAEE and National Music Table, the protagonist of the negotiations with the Central Government to not drop culture in this period of pandemic, obtaining necessary measures for the music sector in our country.
In its second part of the year, we are working on what we like the most: live jazz. JazzCádiz Festival dont want to leave this year without live jazz so soon we will present a surprise for you that will take place this fall. In Cádiz, autumn, we also want it to sound like JAZZ.
We want to thank all of you who have asked us about JazzCádiz, we know that we are counting on you.
Also, the summer of 2021 we return to Baluarte de Candelaria, a space where we can schedule larger concerts, given the greater capacity than we had last summer at Castillo de Santa Catalina.
We hope that you will enjoy this summer the musical proposals available, provided by the public administration to a great extent, in a very important work to sustain the culture of our country, and that soon we can meet in normal conditions to enjoy great musical moments.
Meanwhile we will continue here, JazzCádiz keeps the “open” sign hanging on the door. We remain at your disposal.
A huge hug.
JazzCádiz Festival Team.