San Javier Jazz Festival
Established in 1998, the San Javier Jazz Festival has become a major event in the Region of Murcia. The festival has achieved both national and international importance and every year it attracts not only the most significant figures of the jazz world, but also artists from other musical genres such as blues, bossa nova, soul, and funk. San Javier is a small town and municipality in the Region of Murcia in southeastern Spain: it is situated on the northern coastline of the Mar Menor, the Costa Cálida, around an hour’s drive from the Drivalia Car Rental depot at Alicante Airport. This year (2013) the programme will run from Saturday 29 June until Saturday 27 July and full details of the San Javier Jazz Festival 2013 can be found here. Performers appearing in this year’s line up of the XVI Festival Jazz San Javier 2013 include the 70s British Rock Band Uriah Heep, The Blues Brothers Band, and R & B’s Shuggie Otis. In all there will be 21 concerts held over 11 nights. To book tickets visit the San Javier Jazz Festival site.