31st July Jane Birkin and the Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra in concert in San Javier
The British-born singer and actress presents a symphonic review of the songs of Serge Gainsbourg Many people make the mistake of associating the name of Jane Birkin with just one song she recorded as long ago as 1969 and with the handbag which she converted into a status symbol in the 1980s, but she has in fact had a prolific career as an actress as well as a musician. For this reason it is entirely fitting that her concert in San Javier on..

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San Javier Jazz Festival 2019
San Javier Jazz essential details The San Javier Jazz Festival for 2019 (Friday 28th June to Saturday 27th July) offers a quality selection of varied and exciting music at affordable prices from the end of June and throughout the month of July, with a flavoursome blend of Jazz, blues and soul, an eclectic selection of artists ensuring each concert is a unique and memorable experience. The open air auditorium offers great acoustics and plenty..

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San Javier free exercise classes on the beach in Santiago de la Ribera and La Manga del Mar Menor
No need to pre-register, just turn up and enjoy! The San Javier municipality offers free exercise classes on various beaches throughout the months of July and August, with classes spread along the beaches of Santiago de la Ribera and on La Manga edl Mar Menor. All classes are free and no pre-registration is required, simply turn up! Santiago de la Ribera Free beach keep fit classes every weekday with fitness playa On Playa Barnuevo..

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11th July to  24th August, summer fiestas in Santiago de la Ribera
The fiestas centre around the feast day of Santiago on 25th July The annual fiestas in Santiago de la Ribera in honour of the patron saint of the town are theoretically held around the date of his feast day on 25th July, but in fact spread throughout most of July and August as the Mar Menor coastal area of the municipality of San Javier makes the most of the summer tourist season. This year’s celebrations began on 7th July with the official..

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July 19th Marcus Miller, Roberta Gambarini at the San Javier Jazz Festival
FRIDAY JULY 19TH    ROBERTA GAMBARINI andFABRIZIO BOSSO HOMAGE CONCERT TO ROY HARGROVE MARCUS MILLER Tickets 25 euros. Click here to buy tickets Roberta Gambarini and Fabrizio Bosso In 2006, at the IX edition of Jazz San Javier, we enjoyed a concert by the legendary pianist Hank Jones with Roberta Gambarini and Roy Hargrove as special guests. After the death of the great trumpeter Roy Hargrove, who visited us that year and once..

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July 20th Karen Souza and Steve Gadd Band at San Javier Jazz Festival
SATURDAY JULY 20TH KAREN SOUZA STEVE GADD BAND Tickets 25 euros. Click here to buy tickets online NB: This concert begins at 21:00 Karen Souza Argentinean singer Karen Souza is one of the freshest and most original artists we have heard in recent years. She has a surprising musical past in electronic music, chill house, deep house and roots in rock. Her first albums, “Essentials” and “Essentials II”, with fantastic jazz..

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July 21st Ron Carter Foursight Quartet at San Javier Jazz Festival
SUNDAY JULY 21ST RON CARTER FOURSIGHT QUARTET Tickets 15 euros. Click here to buy tickets online Ron Carter Living legend, symbol of the best classical tradition within jazz and one of the best bassists of this musical style, in history, Ron Carter is also the bass player who has the most recordings in the history of jazz (more than 2,500 or 3,000, depending on the source). Elegant and inconspicuous, this fantastic musician has an innate..

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Sunday 21st July FREE night of pop in La Manga del Mar Menor
This is part of the LOS40 Summer tour, guaranteeing a good night out Los40 Summer Live The Los40 national radio station undertakes an annual promotional tour along the coast of Spain every summer and this year la Manga del Mar Menor is one of the stop-off points for this free concert featuring the hottest pop of the summer in a large-scale free entry concert event. On stage are Efecto Pasillo, Ana Mena, Bombai, Alfred García, Pol..

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July 23rd Free concert Santiago de la Ribera; Victor Aneiros Band, Mike Wheeler, Antonio Serrano
TUESDAY JULY 23RD     VÍCTOR ANEIROS BAND + MIKE WHEELER, ALEX ZAYAS andANTONIO SERRANO - AT BARNUEVO EXPLANADE, SANTIAGO DE LA RIBERA Free concert The return of the great guitarist and Galician singer Víctor Aneiros and his band, plus three exceptional guests. Víctor Aneiros, one of the best blues guitarists in Spain and pioneer of blues in Galician, has just released an album entirely in Spanish, "Un extraño entre la multitud..

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24th July Free concert; Zoot Suiters at La Manga del Mar Menor
WEDNESDAY JULY 24TH ZOOT SUITERS – AT THE “TOMÁS MAESTRE” PORT, LA MANGA Free concert Start time 22:00 Zoot Suiters The spectacular swing band from Murcia, Zoot Suiters, composed of seven great musicians, integrating in its repertoire the great classics of swing and lindy hop of the 30s and 40s of the 20th century, as well as great current pop versions adapted to the swing. Two years ago, they offered an impressive party..

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July 25th Chick Corea and the Spanish Heart Band at San Javier Jazz Festival
THURSDAY JULY 25TH CHICK COREA AND THE SPANISH HEART BAND Tickets 35 euros. Click here to buy tickets online. Start time: 21.30 One of the most féted musicians, inside and outside the world of jazz, winner of over twenty Grammy awards, Chick Corea is one of the most brilliant pianists and composers in the history of jazz. Chick Corea was also the winner of the annual San Javier Jazz Award in 2018 when, with his Akoustic Band, he offered..

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26th July Maceo Parker and the Niels Lan Doky Trio San Javier Jazz Festival
FRIDAY 26TH JULY    NIELS LAN DOKY TRIO MACEO PARKER Tickets 25 euros. Click here to buy tickets online. Start time 21.30 Niels Lan Doky Trio Michael Contat defines Niels Lan Doky as “one of the most convincing disciples of Bill Evans, with a very personal romantic sensibility”. His musical history is impressive, because at fifteen he had already worked with Thad Jones, and, in addition to his group The Doky Brothers..

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27th July Santi Campillo, Buddy Whittington, Pierre Boussaguet Quartet; San Javier Jazz Festival
SATURDAY JULY 27TH “SAN JAVIER LOVES MICHEL LEGRAND” WITH PIERRE BOUSSAGUET QUARTET andNATALIE DESSAY BUDDY WHITTINGTON andSANTIAGO CAMPILLO HOMAGE TO TEXAS BLUES LEGENDS; GUESTS: MAURI SANCHIS andÑACO GOÑI Tickets 15 euros. Click here for online purchases “SAN JAVIER LOVES MICHEL LEGRAND” WITH PIERRE BOUSSAGUET QUARTET andNATALIE DESSAY One of the most beautiful nights in the history of Jazz San Javier was on July 30..

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Saturday 3rd August: Summer Carnival parade in Santiago de la Ribera
The Carnaval de Verano San Javier Santiago de la Ribera, in the San Javier municipality, is holding its annual summer carnival on Saturday 3rd August, with 30 different groups, half of them from outside of the area, and more than 800 participants in the grand parade on Saturday evening. The festivities begin at 12:00 midday, when an informal parade of carnivalgoers will leave the statue of Saint James on the Explanada Barnuevo to “warm-up..

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Weekly street markets in San Javier
Regular markets throughout the municipality Spanish street markets are a great way to pick up some amazing bargains and offer an enormous range of products for sale, including clothes andaccessories, shoes, beauty products, household items, soft furnishings as well as some of the freshest fruit and veg around. Tips Fruit and veg are generally one of the best options at weekly street markets as the Region of Murcia Region produces so..

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