Tanjazz / September 22-24, 2023: Two days of celebration with 14 concerts

The festival unveils the first part of its 2023 line-up. The Gipsy Kings ft Nicolas Reyes, masters of flamenco rumba, pianists and composers Omar Sosa (Cuba), Tigran Hamasyan (Armenia) and Roberto Fonseca (Cuba)! Three prodigious and unclassifiable musicians on the international jazz scene. The event will also feature Italian soul singer Mario Biondi, young French pianist and boogie-woogie virtuoso Nirek Mokar, and New Orleans trumpeter James Andrews, according to a press release from the organizers.

Organized since last year by the Seven PM agency, executive producer of Jazzablanca, Casa Anfa Latina and Village Casa Anfa, and supported by the BMCI Foundation, official sponsor of the Festival since 2008, this new edition of Tanjazz will offer an enriched program, to take full advantage of the magic of the Detroit capital. The aim is to offer a festival experience that remains true to the DNA of Tanjazz. The new organizing team is extending this promise of openness and discovery, while extending the festival’s reach to new audiences.     
For this 22nd edition, Tanjazz will offer two days of festivities in the Palais (paying admission), with 14 concerts, as well as free concerts and brass bands, which the public will discover throughout the city over the three days. 

 Festival aficionados will be delighted to return to the emblematic Palais des Institutions Italiennes, the beating heart of the festival, with its three stages, gardens and catering facilities. Tanjazz promises memorable moments, notably with the return of the Palais’ large outdoor stage, the BMCI stage, as well as the programming of the “Jam Sessions”. The Jam Sessions, much appreciated by festival-goers and musicians alike, will once again offer unforgettable moments of musical communion and celebration. 

 For this 22nd edition, Tanjazz presents a panoply of virtuoso artists and musicians: 

  • The Gipsy Kings ft Nicolas Reyes: a legendary group who have conquered the world with their spellbinding flamenco rumba, have become global ambassadors of rhythm and joy thanks to their unique fusion of flamenco, pop and Catalan rumba.
  • Omar Sosa – Quarteto AfroCubano: Cuban virtuoso pianist and composer who has forged an exquisite musical career for himself by combining jazz, world music, hip-hop and electronic elements, while drawing on his Afro-Cuban roots.
  • Tigran Hamasyan Trio, Armenian pianist prodigy and composer, renowned for his innovative style that fuses jazz, rock and Armenian folk influences.
  • Mario Biondi, with his suave voice, fuses soul, jazz and R&B with a distinctive depth often compared to Barry White. Propelled by “This is What You Are”, Biondi always captivates with passionate performances.
  • Buena Vista Social Club virtuoso Roberto Fonseca brings the lively nights of the Cuban Cabana of the 30s back to the stage. Accompanied by his musicians, he breathes fiery passion into the intoxicating melodies of the era.
  • Nirek Mokar, the “Little Prince of Boogie”, captivates audiences at festivals in France and abroad with his energetic blend of swing, blues and rock’n’roll.
  • James Andrews, New Orleans’ “Satchmo of the Ghetto”, transports audiences with his natural charisma and catchy music. Accompanied by the talented Frank Salis, an exceptional evening is guaranteed!

 Swing, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Soul and World Music, the rest of the program will be unveiled in early September. It will illustrate the festival’s ambitions and commitment to offering loyal Tangiers and festival-goers from all over Morocco, as well as the many foreigners who are Tanjazz regulars. A festive edition and an unparalleled musical voyage, assure the organizers.

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