The festival that annually celebrates the activity of the Porta-Jazz movement, bringing together the most prominent and active jazz musicians in the city of Porto, but also their collaborations with musicians from other Portuguese and European cities, is back in 2021 for its 11th edition. The event will take place from 5 to 7 February, at Rivoli . Municipal Theatre.
For three days, Festival Porta-Jazz offers an intense programme where musicians, audiences and international promoters will cross paths, who will share the best that the jazz community of Porto has to offer.
The programme includes concerts, improvisation sessions, workshops, music schools meet and many other activities, in an opportunity to hear, see and feel the pulse of a highly creative community of musicians who have contributed a lot to promoting jazz in the city and in the country.
Associação Porta-Jazz is the biggest platform for encouraging the creation and dissemination of jazz in Portugal and its work has already earned national and international recognition. Run by musicians, it is a non-profit association that was set up to promote jazz in Porto.
Throughout its ten years of existence, Associação Porta-Jazz has already held more than 1,000 concerts, inside and outside its doors, and has released more than 50 albums via its recording arm - Carimbo Porta-Jazz.