The story of jazz in Mallorca in its more contemporary form started, to all intents and purposes, with a pioneer in the early 1950s.
That pioneer was Vicenç Montoliu i Massana, better known as Tete Montoliu. He wasn't a native of Mallorca (he was from Barcelona), but Montoliu became intimately associated with the development of jazz music on the island from the '50s.
Montoliu, who died in 1997, arguably remains the most important jazz pianist - most important jazz musician, full stop - Spain has ever produced.
This year marks the ninetieth anniversary of his birthday, and in recognition of his standing the Jazz Voyeur Festival this year features a tribute concert.
Ignasi Terraza, himself a pianist of international renown, will lead this concert with his trio, and there will be guest appearances by Valencian saxophonist Perico Sambeat and the legendary Mallorcan singer, Maria del Mar Bonet.
Dates and location:
- 15/12/2023 at at Teatro Principal
How to get there:
8-25 euros at jazzvoyeurfestival.es / teatreprincipal.com