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Mallorca on my Mind

Ray Charles tribute concert in the Inca Jazz Festival

Fancy listening to a big band in concert playing some of the best music in the world, and all for free? Well, here's 'What I'd Say,' yes please! The Old and New Big Band, a fifteen piece combo with a big brass section are playing their Ray Charles tribute concert this Sunday 19th July at 21:00 as part of the Inca Jazz festival.

inca jazz festival

Held annually in the courtyard cloister of the Sant Domingo monastery the setting surrounding by the old walls and pillars is beautifully atmospheric and has the added attraction of really good tapas and wine provided by local restaurants and bodegas at very reasonable prices.

It's absolutely free to get in, so fantastic value, and the Ray Charles concert is of special interest because all the boys in the band are from Inca itself. All excellent musicians who normally play in smaller bands, they get together in the big band to play Latin Jazz, fusion, Jazz, Be-Bop, blues and tradtional big band sounds. For this concert they're joined on stage by Arthur Hensen, as the man himself and Fabiola Linares, María Durán and Mariana Uta as the Raelettes.

You'll hear all of Ray's big hits – Georgia on My Mind, Hit the Road, Jack and Unchain my Heart (I bet you're singing those now) – during the show, songs which live on and on even now, 10 years after the multi-childrened performer's death.

See you there?