There’s plenty of room for jazz in Malaga and the city has strong links to the jazz scene with several well-established jazz bands and clubs. Malaga is also home to the only jazz school in Andalucia – some 400 children have been taught here to date so there’s a whole generation of new jazz musicians waiting to make their debut. This autumn, jazz fans are in for a treat when the 34th edition of the Malaga Jazz Festival sounds into town. In this blog post, we look at jazz in Malaga generally and how you can make the most of it.
Jazz associations in Malaga
Centro de Artes y Música Moderna de Málaga – known as the CAMM, this local music school brings together jazz musicians in the city for jam sessions and concerts. They hold regular jam sessions on at their venue where you can also catch jazz concerts featuring local and visiting international artists. If you understand Spanish, don’t miss their jazz master classes. See the CAMM Facebook page for details.
Where to hear jazz in Malaga
The city has some dedicated jazz venues with regular live concerts and you can catch jazz at the Cervantes Theatre and at the Picasso Museum auditorium.
Jazz on The Wall
Part of the Vincci Posada del Palacio Hotel, this bar offers live jazz on Friday and Saturday evenings. Check out the monthly programme on Jazz on the Wall’s Facebook page.
The city’s main theatre hosts jazz concerts throughout the year, particularly during the annual Terral concert season in July and August. Check out the monthly programme for details here.
Other venues playing occasional jazz and/or jam sessions include ZZ Bar, The Hall and Artsenal. See our dedicated post on live music in Malaga for full details.
Malaga Jazz Festival
One of the biggest musical events of the year, the Malaga Jazz Festival takes place in November and offers a full week of jazz treats for fans with many free events. For details on who’s playing where and when, see our dedicated post about the jazz festival. Note that exact dates and programme may not be available. Check back regularly for details or keep up to date with all that’s happening on the jazz scene in Malaga with our FREE fortnightly newsletter. Be the first to find out what’s on.