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Meajazz & Blues 2024! almost starting

One month left until Meajazz & Blues starts! The seventh edition of the festival offers a luxurious lineup, curated in detail and with a perfect combination of artists who follow a more traditional line and others who focus on innovation, starting from the roots of jazz and blues.

On June 28th, Azar Azar and Budda Power Blues perform. Azar Azar, Sérgio Alves’ stage name, promises to bring his entire musical journey to the stage, from Hip Hop to House, from Techno to Broken Beat. It is indeed in Jazz Funk that his compositions are anchored, but, throughout the eight songs of his debut LP, the inspiration of tutelary figures such as Roy Ayers, George Duke or Donald Byrd intersects with the presence of a kaleidoscopic variety of genres that have fueled the dance floors of Detroit, New York or London, to create autonomous, intense, stimulating and personalized music.

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Budda Power Blues is a national blues band that has just completed 20 years of career. The intention is not only to revisit the main rooms the band has visited over these 20 years but also to open the door to new rooms that will mark the next decade of the trio’s life. With 12 albums released and hundreds of concerts, Budda Power Blues is the most renowned and respected national blues band. This concert will feature the brand new album, with a limited edition on vinyl, entitled Walking Shoes & Thinking Hat.

On June 29th, Martin Harley Maria João & Carlos Bica Quarteto take the stage. Martin Harley is a truly unique artist. Nominated several times in the United Kingdom in the categories of best acoustic artist, best guitarist and best acoustic blues performance, Martin Harley returns to Portugal once again to show at Meajazz & Blues why he is considered one of the best in the world in the Slide style Guitar.

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Two of the fundamental names in jazz in Portugal, Maria João and Carlos Bica, bring to Meajazz & Blues the concert that testifies to the friendship and musical complicity that unites them and which began in the 1980s, being recorded on two albums: Conversa (1986) and Sol (1991). Accompanied by João Farinha (piano and keyboards) and Gonçalo Neto (guitar), a concert of emotions is promised, with space for songs that belong to the world, theirs and ours.

Meajazz & Blues is the result of a partnership between Mealhada City Council and Luckyman Agency, it will take place on the 28th and 29th of June at Lago do Luso and is a free-entry initiative.

Programming:

  • June 28
    09:30 pm – Azar Azar (PT)
    11:00 pm – Budda Power Blues (PT)
  • June 29
    09:30 pm – Martin Harley (UK)
    11:00 pm – Maria João & Carlos Bica Quarteto (PT)
  • Location: Lago do Luso, Mealhada.
  • Free entry

Always confirm with the concert hall or promoter the conditions of access, confirmation of the date or time, ticket place of sale, price, and availability.

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