Presented by: Embassy of Spain in Malaysia Embajada de España en Malasia
The majority are under the impression that flamenco music is fast rhythmic, expressing the passionate character of the Spanish in a merry atmosphere. Did you know that passionate flamenco music actually parallels romantic jazz?
“Flamenco Jazz” is a new project that combines jazz with traditional flamenco to take the genre to a new level. As band leader, Guillermo McGill, who is also the Spanish drummer and producer, has brought together three of the best artists (bass, saxophone and Spanish guitar) to create a exclusive group and offer the public a vibrant and unique show.
Guillermo McGill Quartet, a new group of vanguards emerging from the jazz industry, wants to bring Spanish jazz to the international platform. They are currently touring the world and Malaysia is their next pit-stop.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Guillermo McGill, is a Uruguayan-Spanish drummer and producer who has worked both as a musician and producer in more than 50 recordings, with incredibly prestigious Jazz and Flamenco musicians. As a bandleader, he just finished recording his fifth album at the Bennestudios of New York, with Dave Liebman, John Abercrombie and George Mraz. He has recently collaborated with Aaron Diehl and Dani de Moron on the “Flamenco meets Jazz” project, supported by the Lincoln Centre.
Before reaching 28, he obtained his first five national jazz awards with different bands and the Best Composer Award from SGAE (Spanish Performing Right Association). He has also been recognized for several other European awards.
Moreover, he has performed and recorded with the best Jazz and Flamenco musicians in the world. Among them we find Barry Harris, Brad Mehldau, Eliane Elias, Marc Johnson, Javier Colina, Chano Dominguez, Wynton Marsalis, Enrique Morente, Rafael Riqueni, Bernardo Sassetti, Diego Amador, Jorge Pardo, Juan Manuel Canizares, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Joaquin Grilo, Giovanni Hidalgo, Paolo Fresu, Esperanza Fernandez, Ed Simon, Dave Binney, Michel Portal, Benny Golson, Carles Benavent, Arcangel, Jorge Pardo, Perico Sambeat, and Nino Josele. a.o.
He has also performed in Festivals around the world such as Chicago, Montreux, Montreal, Los Angeles, Sta. Barbara, Philadelphia, Miami, Savannah, New York, Boston, Baltimore, Atlanta, Berlin, The Hague, Copenhagen, Northsea, Paris, Rome, Istanbul and many others.
Perico Sambeat- Alto Sax & Soprano
He is a master instrumentalist renowned for his Jazz phrasing, whose wisdom has helped an entire generation of musicians find their voice.
Reinier Elizarde- Contrabass
Born in Santa Clara (Villa Clara), Cuba, on April 22, 1982, Reinier began his studies in music at the House of Culture of Santa Clara. At the age of 15, he pursued his studies at the National School of Art, where he spent 2 years of his career as a student. He began his career as a professional performing at the Jazz Café. In that same year, he also began playing with Orlando Valle (Maraca) as well as Vision, one of the most important groupings of the Latin Jazz in Cuba, directed by the well-known flautist, Orlando Valle (Maraca).
At the age of 19, he graduated as a professional, an instrumentalist and a teacher of double bass. A year later, he began his studies at the Higher Institute of Art in Havana, and in the same year did his recording with Chucho Valdés for the album “La Rumba Soy yo” and also with David Murray. He has participated as an accompanist in the Jojazz, a contest for young jazz players from Cuba and has also presented in the Jazz Festival in Havana, Jazz Plaza: Chucho Valdés and Michel Legrand duo, Reinier Elizarde Ruano on bass and master Giraldo Pilot on the battery. Later, he began working with a popular dance orchestra called Pupy. Reinier has remained in the famed group for 4 years with great success, consolidating his knowledge in several musical genres.
Juan Diego Mateos- Flamenco Guitar
The quintessential Flamenco guitarist from Jerez, has transcended his traditional Flamenco roots and taken his music onto greater more eclectic pastures.
12th October 2017 (Thursday)
RM78 (DCard Member)
Theatre, Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC)
H-01, DPAC, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8,
47820 Petaling Jaya, Selangor,
Enquiries: +60 3 4065 0001, 4065 0002 / www.dpac.com.my
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