The Jazz Festival was born in 1992 on an island, Gran Canaria, in which the word jazz meant something for only the few that were in the know. And with it a world of musical and leisure possibilities opened up, at first on the island where it was created and later in the rest of the archipelago. Nowadays, the Festival is a musical reference both on a national level as well as international, and has altered the way to experience music and a live show forever.
Despite its modest beginnings, the ‘Canarias Jazz & Más’ transposed the margins of a “plain” festival and, as its name indicates, it became something ‘more’. With time, it was established as a mandatory date in the calendar of summer festivals; an event to have fun and a gathering place that as well as providing entertainment, has managed to interconnect, train & thrill people. In the end, it has become a large family in which the love of jazz is passed on from generation to generation.
The Canarian public have known how to respond to what they have been offered during all these years, well behaved while getting the most out of the occasion. There are thousands of spectators who get together every summer for this great jazz party, namely the ‘Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Mas Heineken’.