Jazz in the Adegas

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The fourth edition of Jazz nas Adegas, which translates to Jazz at the wineries, has begun with each session taking place at the different wineries where Silves wine is produced.

This is an event organised by the Silves council and is incorporated into the cultural programme of 365 Algarve with the artistic production brought to you by the Gym Club in Faro. These sessions will end on the 14 November and offer a unique opportunity to really appreciate Silves heritage and what it has to offer.

The first Jazz session took place in the Castle of Silves with the group Al-Fanfare. Al-Fanfare as a group is inspired by Balkan music, and purposefully prepared a set for Jazz nas Adegas. The group took the audience to New Orleans and New York, where there was a lot of groove with upbeat fun pieces. The event additionally presented the book “Tapas and Wines of Silves”, which contains recipes that pair perfectly with Jazz.

The second concert was that of Juan Ignacio Botonero Quinteto. He has been working as a Jazz soloist since he was 21 and he has been a passionate musician since an even younger age. He now not only works as a soloist but also as a studio musician and music teacher. The audience were greeted with a very versatile musician as he incorporated Brazilian, African, Cuban and Arabic music into his concert.

You can still purchase tickets to watch the Edgar Caramelo Quartet which will take place at the end of the month on the 30 October at 9pm and 31 October at 5pm. These unmissable evenings are set in the Marquês dos Vales winery, in Lagoa. The Edgar Caramelo Quartet will give you an evening filled with the most interesting composers of classical and jazz music.

The final two Jazz sessions will take place at Paxá wines in Silves,where the upbeat sounding group Chibanga Groove, will entertain you with a combination of Latin rhythms and African American music. These sessions will take place on the 13 November at 9pm and 14 November at 5pm.

These tickets cost €12 and not only include the jazz session but also wine tasting and tapas sourced from local produce. You will also receive a voucher to visit the Castle of Silves and the local archaeological museum will be offering you a bottle of wine. All tickets can be purchased for over 18’s online, at https://cmsilves.bol.pt/ or at the following shops: FNAC, Worten, El Corte Inglés, CTT Correios, Pousadas da Juventude and Quiosques Serveasy. Notably, all the sessions have become even more intimate as the number of admissions has been reduced to comply with current health and safety regulations.

UPDATE: The Edgar Caramelo Quartet Jazz sessions have been postponed to the 6 and 7 November. All tickets bought are valid for these new dates, tickets for the 30th October can be redeemed for the 6 November session at 9pm and similarly tickets purchased for the 31 October can be redeemed for the 7 November session at 5pm. Postponement is due to this weekend’s circulation restrictions between different councils.

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