Salamanca Jazz returns with four concerts from January 21 to March 4 at the Juan del Enzina Theater ✔️

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  • The cycle will host the proposals of Moisés P. Sánchez 4tet, O Sister!, Mayte Martín Quartet and Marta Sánchez Quintet

The Juan del Enzina Theater hosts for the fourth consecutive year the Salamanca Jazz circuita co-production of the National Center for Musical Diffusion (CNDM, Ministry of Culture and Sports) and the University of Salamanca that will make the city one of the fundamental meeting points for national jazz in the January 21 to March 4, 2023. This cycle, which is advancing towards its consolidation, represents a commitment to support some of the best national artists of the genre. This new edition will feature diverse proposals of the highest quality, from the new work by Moisés P. Sánchez, spearhead of our current most international jazz, to the musical download of the brilliant O Sister!.

The opening concert will take place on Saturday January 21 and will be borne by Moses P. Sanchez, considered one of the main figures of the Spanish and European music scene. This composer, music producer, pianist, improviser and arranger is the resident artist of the CNDM in its 22/23 season. The musician will go to Salamanca to present “Dedication II”, an amazing work that includes masterful improvisations. This is the second part of a project that he recorded in New York in 2010 and that the musician will perform on the Oviedo stage accompanied by the performers Toño Miguel (double bass), Naíma Acuña (drums), and Javier Vercher (tenor sax), three prestigious national jazz talents.

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The tour will continue on Saturday February 4th with O Sister!, a Sevillian group that has its roots in New Orleans swing. This group is led by the vocalist Paula Padilla, and features the voices of Helena Amado and Marcos Padilla, the double bassist Camilo Bosso, the drummer Pablo Cabra and the guitarist and banjo virtuoso Matías Comino. Together, they will offer a veritable feast inspired by the energetic swing, ragtime and Dixieland bands of the 1920s and 1930s; all this with an unforgettable, very carefree staging.

The Saturday, February 18, it will be the turn of Mayte Martín in quartet formation. Better known for her facet as a flamenco singer, this concert will be a unique opportunity to enjoy this great artist in her most jazzy version. In Salamanca, he will give life to “Tatuajes”, a project where he approaches songs twinned by his Latin and Mediterranean sensibility, which includes some of the most popular titles of all time, such as Gracias a la vida by Violeta Parra, Ne me quitte pas by Jacques Brel, or Paraules d’amor, by Joan Manuel Serrat. On stage, they will accompany the artist Nelsa Baró (piano), Guillermo Prats (double bass) and Vicens Soler (drums).

The golden brooch will put it, the Saturday March 4, Marta Sánchez in the formation of a quintet, one of the promises of current jazz that has been applauded both inside and outside our borders. Thanks to her great interpretive skills and her boundless creativity, the Madrid pianist has earned recognition from prestigious institutions such as the Lincoln Center, where a few months ago she presented her latest album, SAAM (Spanish American Art Museum). ). In the concert she will attend along with the saxophonists Román Filiú and Alex LoRe, the double bassist Rashaan Carter and the drummer Allan Mednard.

Ticket prices

All the concerts of the Salamanca Jazz 2023 cycle will take place at the Juan del Enzina Theater at 9:00 p.m. Ticket prices are 12 euros for the general public and 10 euros for students and the university community. Tickets can be purchased through the website, at the usual Mercatus point of sale and at the Juan del Enzina Theater box office one hour before the concert, unless they have sold out in advance.

Commitment to jazz excellence

Since its origins, the CNDM has maintained a firm commitment to jazz, and specifically, to the jazz excellence of Spanish musicians, supporting their creativity both in the “Jazz in the Auditorium” and “Fronteras” cycles of the National Music Auditorium, as well as in the circuit that is consolidated in Salamanca, with the collaboration of the Cultural Activities Service.

The objective is to value the good health of national jazz, with musical proposals applauded in the national and foreign territory. In this sense, and since the launch of Salamanca Jazz, this cycle has been claimed as a fundamental meeting point for current jazz, recognizing itself in this determined commitment to support and give visibility to the creative audacity of our jazz.

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Salamanca Jazz returns with four concerts from January 21 to March 4 at the Juan del Enzina Theater ✔️

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