9th Amadora Jazz opens with “figures summits of the jazz” Portuguese
The next Amadora Jazz will be held from March 7 to 9, with the usual highlight of “national jazz summit figures“, which this year combines with foreign musicians such as “the piano poet” Marc Copland, announced today the organization.
“To this day, Amadora Jazz has always featured top national jazz figures,” writes Jazz at Centro Clube, which organizes the festival, adding that this year the 9th edition has “as the main novelty the inclusion of international artists in its poster“.
The guests are pianist Marc Copland, bassist Drew Gress and drummer Joey Baron, the trio of the “master of harmonic innovations and rhythmic polyphony” with more than 50 years of career who also played with guitarist John Abercrombie and bassist Gary Peacock.
The trio of Marc Copland will act at the closing of the festival, on March 9, at Recreios da Amadora.
Two days before, Thursday, March 7, the opening is made on the same stage, by the trio TGB, formed by tubist Sérgio Carolino, guitarist Mário Delgado and drummer Alexandre Frazão.
The trio TGB (tuba, guitar, drums) makes one of the “first public performances of the brand new album, released in January“, the album “III“.
Jazz to the Center writes that this album “reveals three top-notch musicians and a group sound that they call themselves stylistically” boundless “, gathering influences in many musical worlds, with a special emphasis on rock.”
On 08, the Amadora Recreation stage hosts the L.U.M.E. (Lisbon Underground Music Ensemble), led by composer and pianist Marco Barroso, which brings together veterans like José Menezes and young people like Ricardo Toscano, according to the organization.
“The ensemble of 15 instrumentalists is composed of some of the most experienced musicians of jazz and classical music in Portugal, and draws inspiration from the big band tradition, but updates this discourse in an intelligent and ironic way. written with improvisation and travels between seemingly as distinct universes as funk and textural music, boogie-woogie and Impressionist environments … with zappian refinements, “reads the Jazz to the Center statement.
The final day of the festival, Saturday, March 9th, features two concerts.
The first one, in the afternoon, at Cineteatro D. João V, counts on GeraJazz, born of a partnership between the Generation Orchestra and the Hot Club Jazz School. The group started the activity in 2010 and is directed by the teacher Eduardo Lala.
The 9th Amadora Jazz ends with “three fundamental figures of contemporary jazz” – Marc Copland, Drew Gress and Joey Baron – “in what will be a unique date in Portugal“, guarantees the organization.