Marrakech, the capital of several dynasties, is a musical crossroads : it has virtually ruled southern Spain to southern Senegal . So we find the Andalusian musical influences , Arab , Muslim, African … Or the roots of jazz are African. There is therefore good reason to bring jazz in Marrakech.
The magical Marrakech hosted a breath-taking show where Jazz and the traditional aspect of Badiaa Palace shined in an unforgettable night. The prodigy, American pianist , keyboardist, bandleader and composer
Herbert Jeffrey “Herbie” Hancock he has had many songs “cross over” and achieved success among pop audiences. His music embraces elements of funk and soul while adopting freer stylistic elements from jazz. In his jazz improvisation, he possesses a unique creative blend of jazz, blues, and modern classical music, with harmonic stylings much like the styles of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel.
the amazing American jazz singerDee Dee Bridgewater. She is a three-time Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, as well as a Tony Award – winning stage actress and host of National Public Radio’s syndicated radio show JazzSet with Dee Dee Bridgewater. She is a United Nations Ambassador for the Food and Agriculture Organization.
gave the audience sensational moments with their performance. Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz accompanied the two artists and surprised everyone with their outstanding music. Many high-profile personalities attended the event. The American ambassador in Morocco DLW Bush and the governor of the region Marrakech Tansift elhaouz, gave opening speeches and welcomed the large audience to enjoy the Jazz journey offered by the american embassy and its partners.