Ministério do Turismo apresenta:
Foto: Tadeu Rocha
Foto: Tadeu Rocha
ENVIRONMENT, CULTURE, AND ART
Since its first edition in 2006, the Amazonas Jazz Festival has been known for the excellence of its programming, along with an educational grid that contributes to the technical and esthetic improvement of diverse segments. On the one hand, the event attracts audiences of jazz lovers. On the other hand, it helps broaden the education of musicians and technicians through the interchange with renowned artists and music professionals.
The 10th edition of the festival seeks to renew organizational concepts in synergy with society and the planet, proposing the challenge of aligning culture, citizenship, cultural sustainability, and the environment.
The Sustainable Development Goals, also called SDGs, are a United Nations (UN) initiative inserted in its socio-environmental agenda.
Effective since September 2015, the SDGs have defined the 17 humanitarian issues that should guide international public policy priorities until 2030. These include global actions in the areas of poverty eradication, food security, agriculture, health, education, gender equality, inequality reduction, energy, water, and sanitation, among others.
Culture is present in a transversal way in all the 17 goals mentioned above, considering the term as the human action in its relationship with the world in which it is inserted.
Reflecting on the existence and symbolically articulating the feeling and expressing it artistically is an intrinsic human capacity.
Music is the most intangible form of art. By revealing itself in the form of Jazz, the music assumes the spirit of contemporaneity in that it synthesizes the dominant role taken by the genre born in the Atlantic realm. By organizing the AMAZONAS GREEN JAZZ FESTIVAL, we join the 2030 agenda, convinced that we are contributing with concrete action, moving through Culture and Arts towards achieving the proposed goals.
Welcome to the Amazonas Green Jazz Festival.
If you need proof of how universal jazz has become, check out the Amazonas Band. This group can stand up to any professional big band worldwide. Rui Carvalho is single handedly teaching these great naturally gifted musicians in the ways of the big band jazz tradition.
The festival itself is so unique. Manaus, home to the ‘Encontro das Águas,’ is ideally suited to host an international festival that encompasses the cross-cultural spirit inherent in the jazz idiom. We really don’t have anything like it in the States. The state of Amazonas, the city of Manaus, Maestro Rui Carvalho, and the great people of Manaus should be extremely proud of this international festival.
I've spent a considerable amount of time playing with some of the most impressive big bands in the world, such as Frank Foster's Loud Minority Big Band and Gerald Wilson's Orchestra. I am very pleased to say that I have the highest regard for the Amazonas Big Band. Their groove is unmatchable!