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San Javier Jazz Festival

The San Javier Jazz Festival is an International Festival that is being held yearly since 1998.
The festival has been declared an Regional Tourist Interest.
It is held every year in the month of July.
The jazz festival brings national and international Jazz legends to San Javier.
The Festival is held in cities auditorium of the Almansa park which has a  capacity of 2000 People meanwhile ensuring good visibility for everyone.  The build structure where the festival is being held is similar to a Roman Theater.
The Jazz Festival get more and more attention each year and tickets are sold out each year.
The Spanish tv also broadcasts the Jazz Concerts on Television

Enjoy some of the Footage of the Jazz Festival earlier edition at San Javier in 2011
Wynton Marsalis & Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra – Jazz San Javier 2011 by listening this short track.

 

San Javier

San Javier is a small typical Spanish town in the region of Murcia, located next to the Mar Menor.
The Mar Menor is known as the small sea, which is the biggest salt lake in Europe.
This lagoon is definitely worth a visit for the nature lover it features wildlife, flamingos, natural heated Mud Baths.
San Javier consists of two smaller villages named Santiago de la Ribera and San Pedro.
Both villages are a paradise for the water lover.
Many kinds of sport can be practised on the Mar Menor or on the nearby Mediterranean Sea.
Combining this all together with the Jazz Festival you will never forget your visit to San Javier.

San Javier Jazz Festival Lineup 2015

Friday July 3Th=CMD & THE NOMADS.
JOHN HIATT & THE COMBO.

Saturday July 4th = TONY DESARE QUARTET.
FLAMENCUBA CON ANTONIO CARMONA.

Monday July 6th= JACKSON BROWNE.
Friday July 10th =JETHRO TULL’S MARTIN BARRE.
LARRY GRAHAM & GRAHAM CENTRAL STATION.

Saturday July 11th = GINESA ORTEGA Y RAYNALD COLOM CUARTETO.
LYNNE ARRIALE, GRACE, KELLY & CÉCILE VERNY PRESENTAN: “CINEMA”.

Sunday July 12th =KENNY “BLUES BOSS” WAYNE & THE DREW DAVIES RHYTHM COMBO.
                                 JANIVA MAGNESS.
Tuesday July 14th =BRAD MEHLDAU TRIO.
Friday July 17th= BILL CHARLAP.
Saturday July 18th =PICAZO DE LERA, CUCCIARDI AND FRIENDS.
RICHARD GALLIANO QUARTET “.

Wednesday July 22nd =DIANNA REEVES.
Friday July 24th= ENRIQUE NEGRI, JERRY GONZALES.
NETTWORK FEATURING: CHARNETT MOFFETT, STANLEY JORDAN.
JEFF “TAIN” WATTS & CASIMIR LIBERSKI.

Saturday July 25th =CARLA COOK & ALBERT BOVER TRIO.
ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD.

Friday July 31th =SPANISH HEART FEATURING: CARLES BENAVENT TRIO + ANTONIO SERRANO Y                                            TOMASITO. JOE LOUIS WALKER.

San Javier Jazz Festival

San Javier Jazz Festival

In 2015 Multi Grammy award winner Dianna Reeves which is famous among the Jazz loves performed.

 

Dianna Reeves is one of the best female vocalist.
She is one of the great jazz divas. The other female jazz vocalists are Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughan.
This is the 3th performance  of Miss Reeves in San Javier Jazz festival.

Prices for the Festival start at 15 euro and go up to 125 euros for a full season pass

Hours
The Concerts start at 9:30 PM, but always make sure to check the official website to be sure if any changes are being announced.

San Javier Jazz Festival Lineup 2016

Practical information for the date and the exact locations and place is not available for this moment.
It will be confirmed in spring 2016.

You can always check out the official website.

 

Guardamar Tapas Route

Guardamar organizes its third route of tapas. This time the theme is the Tapas with a history inspired by the ancient Arab culture.  The tapas route is from the 17th of October till the 9th November.  The Tapas including a drink cost 1 euro 90 so no excuses to not try them.

Guardamar Tapas Route

Guardamar Tapas Route

The route is organized by the Town Council and the theme had been choses due to the Islāmic History of Guardamar.  You can get the Map of the route at each of the participating restaurants or at the The Tourist Office , you can recognize the participating restaurant or bar by a moorish drawn person outside.  In total there are 14 places where you can enjoy a Tapa.

At each restaurant you can get a stamp which allows you to vote for your favorite tapa in the end and win a prize.  The maps should be deposited before the 11th of November if you want to take part in this prize drawing. Else you can just keep them as a nice memory.

Map Route Guardamar Plan

Map Route Guardamar Plan

Prizes for participating establishments :

1) Best Cover Award elected by popular vote from customers. The establishment winner will receive a plaque and a prize of € 200.00.

2) Participation in the course of the CDT of Torrevieja “Tapas and Pinchos”

Awards for clients and consumers

1) Award “Buy Guardamar.” 5 gift vouchers for € 100 in purchases, offered by the City of Guardamar, consume in any setting will be drawn Guardamar.

2) Popular Jury Award . Three meals or dinners (choice) for two people will be drawn, the maximum amount of 35.00 € per person. Entered to win those customers who have collected 6 different stamps and deposit the map-route sealed and filled in the Tourist Office until November 11, 2014 (inclusive), with all required data, otherwise it will be deemed null participation.

The draws will be public and will be held on November 14, 2014 at 12: 00h in the Hall of City Hall.

The awards ceremony will be public and will be held in the Council Chamber of City Hall, conveniently communicating the winners day and time.

Participating establishments:

THE BARRACA – C / Jorge Juan s / n Tel 671 03 May 44.
THE ÑORA -.. Avda Els Pins, Tel 96 672 58 54 70
HOTEL Guardamar -.. Puerto Rico Avda 11 96 572 96 50 Tel
GARDEN RESTAURANT ( SOUTHERN HOTEL) – Avda Llibertat, Tel 96 572 64 83 40..
PIL PIL – C / Gate of Cairo, 3 96 672 81 92 Tel.
KIOSKO PARK – Avda Cervantes s / n Tel 646 96 20 16..
MESÓN LAURA -.. Avda Las Dunas, Tel 96 672 35 59 41
Avda del Peru CASABLANCA, 2 Tel 96 672 58 22..
CAFETERIA HERNANDEZ -. C / San Jose, Tel 107 671 18 October 29
Arroceria Candela – C / Brasil 4 96 572 98 04 Tel.
YACHT CLUB -.. Avda Port s / n Tel 96 672 82 94
FOAM BREWERY – C / Blasco Ibáñez esq. Cartagena Tel 691 91 59 57.
CHEMA RESTAURANT -.. Avda Cervantes s / n Tel 96 572 85 12
MAR HOTEL EDEN – Avenida Mediterraneo, Tel 96 572 19 92 13..
HOUSE PACO – Mediterranean esq Avda.. C / La Paz Tel 96 672 55 56.
GALICIA RESTAURANT – C / Cartagena, 19 96 672 59 77 Tel.
MIGUEL -. C / San Pedro, Tel 644 29 25 53 38

Game of Thrones filming in Spain

The popular tv show from HBO Game Of Thrones will be partially filmed in Spain in the province of Andalusia.  Parts of the show seasons 5 will be filmed in Spain in Seville Alcazar in the old moorish fortress.  It’s should resemble the wealth of people of Dorne and will be the Palace of the House of Martell. Also Osuna is being mentioned as one of the locations where they are filming the new season. The Bull ring in Osuna has been visited by the cast and filming crews so we are wondering if will recognize it in the Tv show.

Game Of Thrones filming in Spain House of Martel Dorne Palace

Game Of Thrones filming in Spain House of Martel Dorne Palace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Due to the popular success of the series the regions tourism is now booming. Hotels are being booked like its new year and are fully booked until the Beginning of November. Also the City embraces the actors and tv show and announced that they will extend the opening hours of the Tourism Information Centre and there are even some rumours about a Game Of Thrones museum being built.

This is also major news for the area of Seville because previous locations of Game of Thrones have led to an increase in tourism to the areas. There should be an increase of 15 % of visitors.

Even the local restaurants are going crazy for the show. Game Of Thrones menus are showing up all around the region and are a huge success.

They offer 8 different dishes according to a Character.  especially the Baratheon menu is fun because he was hunting  boar.

Game Of Thrones Tapas Menu

Game Of Thrones Tapas Menu

Game of Thrones job offers.

Lately there has been 600 jobs offers for people who are willing to take part in some of the tv shows scenes. This has been a huge success among the Spanish people and European People and had led to 86 000 people showing up for a part in the tv show. The show itself will generate around 1000 direct jobs to the people of Andalusia.

On Previous locations Game Of Thrones generated over 19 million euros for the regions when being filmed there.