Interview: Patricio Pucci (English Translation)

Photo: Patricio Pucci“Jazz in Miramar” started as a local event, featuring mostly musicians from Argentina and Uruguay. Today it has become an international jazz tradition in the city of Miramar, a seaside resort that gathers thousands of Argentines every summer. The 2007 edition took place from January 18-23, in homage to Leandro “Gato” Barbieri, an internationally acclaimed musician and composer from Rosario, Argentina.

Patricio Pucci, the producer and general director of the festival, talked with KadmusArts about how this event has grown and become what it is today. He discusses the different styles of jazz featured in the festival, as well as the different types of fusion between jazz and other musical genres that South American musicians are producing. In closing, he shares his views about the future of the festival, and the future of jazz in Argentina, where young people are taking it more seriously every day.

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