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Entertainment Guide - July 30, 2015

Jazz & art

Opening gala of the Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016, organized by the Instituto de Jazz Tónica, features a visual art performance by “Jazzamoart” (jazz, amor y arte), the pseudonym of Guanajuato artist Javier Vázquez Estupiñán.

He will create a painting on stage while being inspired and motivated by music from the Federico Sánchez Quartet. 

Palacio de la Cultura y la Comunicación (Palcco), Friday, July 29, 8 p.m.  500-650 pesos.


“Amadeus,” the play written by Peter Shaffer that was turned into a movie by Milos Forman and won eight Oscars in 1985, will be staged in all its glory at the Teatro Degollado on July 29 and 30.  The acclaimed stage work relates the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by his peer and secret rival Antonio Salieri, who is confined to an insane asylum.  

Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 29 8:30 p.m., and Saturday, July 30, 5 and 8:30 p.m. 250-450 pesos.

Fiesta de Jazz

Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016, organized by the Instituto de Jazz Tónica, continues with a “Fiesta de Jazz” featuring a slew of well-known domestic and international artists, including pianist John Beasley, one time accompanist to Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis, as well as Toktli, Frost Ensemble, Federico Sanchez Quartet, Carlos Corona Quartet.

Palcco, Sunday, July 31, 5 p.m. 200-300 pesos.

Tonica All-Stars

Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016 closing concert features the “Tonica All-Stars”: Beasley, Hunter and Amendola, as well as Brian Lynch, Ernesto Ramos, Victor Correa, Michael Blake, Ben Shephard, David Leon, Keena Dimick, Lowell Ringel, Kyle Swan. Alexander Alfred, Jonah Udall and Chuck Bergeron.

Palcco, Saturday, August 6, 8 p.m. 500-650 pesos.

Tuesday recitals

The Martes de Música y Ópera series sponsored by the Jalisco Culture Department attracts some truly stellar classical performers and it’s all free!  Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. August 9: Carlos López (baritone), Jorge Jiménez (tenor), Vanessa Jara (mezzosoprano) and Lorena Flores (soprano) are joined by pianist Andrés Sarre to perform famous operatic pieces by Puccini, Verdi, Rossini, Massenet, Mozart, Cilea and Ponchielli. August 16: Sopranos Cecilia Ledesma Díaz and Mónica Barbosa Ibarra with pianist Juan Pablo García. August 30: Piano recital by Elena Camarena.

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas. Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Thursday Dance

Free presentations by contemporary dance groups. August 11: Tango Ballet, August 18: Irish dance, August 25: Bailes de salón (son Cubano, danzón, bolero, cha cha cha, mambo, cumbia, salsa).

Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Free.

Folk dance

The Ballet Folclórico troupe sponsored by Guadalajara city hall gives the second of two summer performances. 

Teatro Degollado, Friday, August 12, 8 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Laura Pausini

Italian pop singer has a large following in Mexico.

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, August 14, 8:30 p.m. 650-2,300 pesos.

Sin Bandera 

Popular Latino pop duo is made up of Mexico’s Leonel García and Argentinean Noel Schajris.

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, August 27, 9 p.m. 300-1,700 pesos.

Jazz concert

New York Jazz All Stars series, sponsored by the Universidad de Guadalajara and Jazz at Lincoln Center, presents Marcus Printup Quintet. 

Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomás V. Gómez 125, Colonia Ladron de Guevara), Thursday, September 1, 9 p.m. 200 pesos in advance or 350 pesos at the door.

Alejandro Fernandez

Ranchero singer and heartthrob is the son of legendary crooner Vicente Fernandez, but is fast becoming as popular as his “old man.”

Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, September 3, 9 p.m. and Sunday, September 4, 8 p.m.


Concert by hugely successful U.S.-Scottish alternative rock band, formed in 1993 in Madison, Wisconsin.

Teatro Diana, Sunday, September 4, 8 p.m. 250-2,100 pesos.

Ballet de Jalisco 

The state’s only full-time professional dance troupe presents “Don Quijote,” based on the famous work by Miguel de Cervantes.

Teatro Degollado, Friday, September 23, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, September 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 25, 12;30 p.m. 55-350 pesos.

Roberto Carlos

Brazilian pop singer still treading the boards at the age of 75.

Auditorio Telmex, Sunday, September 25, 9 p.m. 375-1,500 pesos. 

Swan Lake

Famed Moscow State Ballet performs arguably the world’s most famous classical dance work.

Auditorio Telmex, Friday, September 30, 9 p.m. 300-650 pesos.

Glenn Miller Orchestra

Turn back the clock to hear swing dance melodies from yesteryear.  The present Glenn Miller Orchestra was formed in 1956 and has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all over the world.

Teatro Diana, Thursday, September 29, 9 p.m. 500-1,400 pesos


Mexican debut for British theatrical sensation that has become a global phenomenon. The performers use their body and everyday objects as percussion instruments to create a physical theatrical experience. Stomp’s New York production passed its 5,000th performance mark in In 2006.

Teatro Diana, Saturday, October 1, 6 and 9  p.m. 500-1,250 pesos.

GR RECOMMENDS: US jazz stars 

Jalisco Jazz Festival 2016 features guitarist Charlie Hunter and drummer Scott Amendola in concert.  Rhode Island-born Hunter plays custom-made seven and eight-string guitars, on which he simultaneously plays basslines, rhythm guitar, and solos.  He has recorded 17 albums.  Amendola is considered one of the leading lights in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene.

Palcco, Thursday, August 4, 8 p.m. 500-650 pesos. 

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