The Canarias Jazz & Más International Festival This old municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana returns with concerts by Cyrille Aimée, Patax, Chico Pinheiro and The Black Barbies on their 30th anniversary.
The French-Dominican singer Cyrille Aimée, the Brazilian guitarist Chico Pinheiro with his quartet, Patax and The Black Barbies, will liven up the nights of Friday 9 and Saturday 10 July on the esplanade of the Maspalomas Lighthouse and at the ExpoMeloneras Conference Center, according the organization of the festival reported this Wednesday.
The last time he visited the municipality was in 2010 and he is back on his 30th anniversary framed in the schedule of the XXIX edition of the Maspalomas Summer University, highlights in a statement.
The director of the festival, Miguel Ramírez, has declared himself “excited to return to the Maspalomas Lighthouse”, an idea highlighted by the mayor of San Bartolomé de Tirajana, Concepción Narváez, who has celebrated “the wide cultural offer” to diversify the attractiveness of destiny.
The concert that opens this weekend will be that of the vocalist Cyrille Aimée who has been accumulating successes since 2007, when she won the Montreux Vocal Jazz Festival competition, recording, as a prize, her first album.
She has also won the Sarah Vaughan International Vocal Jazz Competition, was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk Competition, debuted with the album Cyrille Aimée and the Surreal Band, followed by two albums with Brazilian guitarist Diego Figuereido, and two live recordings at Birdland. and Smalls, with trumpeter Roy Hargrove as a special guest.
‘It’s A Good Day’ comes out in 2014 and marks a new path together with his innovative group, he participated in the Stephen Sondheim tribute and in 2016 he released ‘Let’s Get Lost’, an intensely acclaimed album that reached first place in the hit list in America.
He will be followed by Chico Pinheiro, guitarist, composer and arranger, nominated for the 2021 Grammy Awards in the category Best Latin Jazz Album for his latest work ‘City of Dreams (2020)’.
He has also collaborated with artists such as Placido Domingo, Brad Mehldau, Dave Grusin, Dianne Reeves, Kurt Elling, Danilo Pérez, Nnenna Freelon, Bob Mintzer, Herbie Hancock, Julian Lage & Steve Cardenas, Esperanza Spalding, Ivan Lins, Rosa Passos, Chico César, Ed Motta, Chris Potter, John Patitucci, Lee Ritenour, Ari Hoenig, Peter Erskine, among others.
The fusion band Patax will bring to Maspalomas their repertoire Patax plays The Beatles (2021), Patax’s musical tribute to the most influential pop band in history.
The Black Barbies is an original and innovative proposal on the current music scene, with musicians from various stylistic and geographical origins and with the voice of Desireé Diouf at the fore.