Puerto de la Cruz celebrates the Jazz & World Music Festival

The ‘UP&DOWN’, Jazz & World Music Festival, starts this Monday at the Castillo de San Felipe and will last until next Sunday

World & Music Festival in Puerto de la Cruz

The emblematic Castillo de San Felipe will once again be the space that hosts the ‘UP&DOWN‘, the Festival de Jazz & World Music of Puerto de la Cruz, which this year celebrates its sixth edition and will feature -as usual- a varied international representation, which will last for a whole week of concerts

This Monday, June 27thwill open the festival José Félix with his project ‘Fado Nocturne’, which will transport us to Lusitanian lands, hand in hand with that genre that has now become universal, Fado. The mars 28 It will be jazz that decorates the Castle with ‘D’Local Jazz Trio’a powerful and unstoppable proposal directed by Miguel Ramírez (saxes) and Miky Delgado (piano), accompanied by the great José Carlos Cejudo (bass).

The ‘whisper’ of some strings will be the protagonist of the third evening –Wednesday June 29-, from this edition of ‘UP&DOWN. This is the name of the album released by the virtuosos Jonay Mesa (guitar) and Jason Luis (lute): “Whispers Strings”.

The Thursday June 30arriving in Ecuador from the festival, will be the delicious voice of the versatile singer from Gran Canaria Carla Vega. The singer immerses us in an emotional journey into root music and in different genres that have forged her personal and unmistakable style. Once again, jazz will flood the walls and foundations of Castillo San Felipe, with the project trio of the extraordinary Tenerife guitarist Jonay Martín, on Friday, July 1.

Barbara Calypso and Andres Leoni

The saturday july 2the ‘UP&DOWN’ 2022 You will receive the visit of one of the most exotic and original voices that unstoppably revolve in the insular and peninsular territory. We talk about the Italian-Brazilian Bárbara Calypsowho will immerse us in his particular way of living funk, blues, reggae and of course jazz.

The tango will be in charge of closing this sixth edition del ‘UP&DOWN’, el Sunday July 3hand in hand with the great Andrew Leoniwho for the occasion is accompanied by two extraordinarily virtuoso musicians: Gino Marcelli on piano and Tomás LP Cruz on double bass.

beyond the music

‘UP&DOWN’ is also a festival committed to the dissemination and knowledge of culture, history and identity of the spaces that host it.

This combination of elements makes ‘UP&DOWN’ an important link within the circuit of activities that seek, in addition to offering a quality leisure alternative, to provide an added value to the tourist offer of the islands and the enclaves in which it is developed. The Castillo de San Felipe is once again the setting for this sixth edition of the festival.

The admission will be free to all concertsbut you have to reserve a seat through the platform All concerts will start at 8:30 p.m. ‘UP&DOWN’ continues to be a festival with an intimate and close format, which allows attendees to enjoy the musical quality and good execution of the participating musicians.

The ‘UP&DOWN – Jazz & World Music Festival’ is sponsored by Promotur (Canarian Tourism), the Canary Institute for Cultural Development and the Cabildo de Tenerife, in addition to the collaboration of the Department of Culture of the Puerto de la Cruz City Council.