Born in New Orleans, United States, jazz arose from the interaction between the contradictions of America. Considered an innovation-based art, which reinvents itself as it’s created, jazz has in its particularity the freedom and improvisation between personal styles. It’s simplicity, combined with contagious innovation, spontaneity, freshness of compositions, and the emotional genius of its improvisers, consolidated the essence of jazz.
The jazz was spread all over the world, and in Brasil, it could not be different. We have prepared a list of special events that will leave you, traveler, willing to call for an encore.
Blues&Jazz Festival of Tiradentes – Minas Gerais
135 km far from the State capital, Belo Horizonte, the city of Tiradentes hosts one of the most interesting jazz and blues festivals in the country, the Blues & Jazz Festival. In addition to all the charm, beauty and historic churches that the city offers to visitors, the festival is free and counts with important national and international jazz names.
Rio das Ostras Jazz&Blues - Rio de Janeiro
It’s one of the largest festivals of its kind in Latin America and is considered by critics as one of the most important in Brasil. The festival takes place in the seaside resort of Rio das Ostras, little less than 170 km far from Rio de Janeiro, with beaches, lagoons, charming coastal landscapes and squares. There are more than 60 hours of good music, divided into 4 days of event where the biggest names of Jazz and Blues international scene are present.
Brasil Jazz Fest - São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro
The most traditional and important shows of its kind in South America happens in the cities of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, and features great names of jazz.
Savassi Festival – Belo Horizonte
The main themes of Savassi Festival are jazz and instrumental music since 2003. Today, in addition to concerts in public spaces, the festival offers CD releases, contests, workshops, artist residency, among others. All over these years of festival, with annual and uninterrupted editions, over 300 thousand people attended the event.
The Jazz Festival of Capão – Chapada Diamantina - Bahia
Well known for the waterfall trails of Cachoeira da Fumaça and Morro do Pai Inácio, Vale do Capão is the landscape of the Jazz Festival of Capão, in the famous and charming Chapada Diamantina. The event usually merges jazz lovers to various national and local musical attractions in the ecological park of Vale do Capão.