Dutch jazz singer Ilse Huizinga performs with Algarve Jazz Orchestra

Dutch jazz singer Ilse Huizinga and French guitar player Hugo Lippi will be performing a string of Christmas concerts entitled ‘In a Christmas High’ alongside the Algarve Jazz Orchestra this weekend in Loulé, Lagoa and Tavira.

The first show will be on Friday, December 14 at Loulé’s municipal market, at 9.30pm, and admission is free.

Tickets cost €8 for the concert at Lagoa’s Carlos do Carmo auditorium the following night (Saturday) at 9.30pm while another free show will be held at 4pm on Sunday at Tavira’s Igreja da Misericórdia church.

According to the Algarve Jazz Orchestra, the concerts will feature a “soft repertoire where swing and soft jazz will be delivered through the sweet voice of Ilse Huizinga and the strength of Hugo Lippi’s guitar” and include some of the biggest Christmas hits like ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ and ‘Let It Snow’.

The concerts are supported by the Ministry of Culture, the national board of arts and the municipalities of Loulé, Lagoa and Tavira.