Dedicated to the work of John Zorn, this year's edition will kick off on 27 July in Lisbon
The 35th edition of Jazz Em Agosto festival is entirely dedicated to John Zorn. Taking place in Lisbon from 27 July–5 August, this edition will include films related to his work, artists featured on the Tzadik label and concerts programmed by Zorn himself.
The first night kicks off with the trio of Zorn on alto saxophone, Thurston Moore on guitar and Milford Graves on drums. Other acts on the line up include Marc Ribot, Mary Halvorson Quartet, soprano Barbara Hannigan and pianist Stephen Gosling with Jumalatteret, Ikue Mori with Zorn for a new version of The Hermetic Organ, Robert Dick on contrabass flute, organ trio John Medeski, Matt Hollenberg and Kenny Grohowski playing Zorn compositions, Craig Taborn & Brian Marsella Trio, Trey Spruance's Secret Chiefs 3 (with Matt Lebofsky, Jason Schimmel, Eyvind Kang, Shanir Blumenkranz, Kenny Grohowski and Ches Smith), Trevor Dunn, Kris Davis, and more. “It’s Zorn Em Agosto!” declare the organisers.