OJA and Vânia Fernandes
Singer Vânia Fernandes will be joining the orchestra for the two concerts

International Jazz Day concerts in Lagoa and Faro

Algarve Jazz Orchestra to perform at Lagoa Municipal Auditorium and Faro’s Teatro das Figuras

After two sold-out concerts to start off the year, the Algarve Jazz Orchestra is preparing for two shows in April to celebrate International Jazz Day (April 30).

“We never limit ourselves to just one day, and prefer to make the month of April a commemoration of this (genre of) music,” the orchestra says in a statement to the press.

The first concert is scheduled for Thursday, April 14 at Lagoa’s Municipal Auditorium at 7pm, followed by a performance at Faro’s Teatro das Figuras on Saturday, April 30 at 9pm.

Joining the orchestra for these two celebratory concerts will be Vânia Fernandes and her “versatile, very musical and powerful voice”. Together they will be celebrating the “great voices of the 21st century” such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughn and other jazz icons such as Benny Carter, Duke Ellington and Thad Jones.

The orchestra will be performing under the musical direction of Hugo Alves.

Tickets cost €10 for each concert and can be purchased online at www.ticketline.sapo.pt (for the Lagoa concert) and at www.teatrodasfiguras.bol.pt (for the Faro concert).

By Michael Bruxo
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