The Canary Islands Music Festival continues to incorporate different musical styles through its 'En Paralelo' programming. On this occasion he unites the great North American trumpeter Chris Kase with the Atlantic Jazz Orchestra, flagship of the Atlantic Laboratory of Jazz and New Music that Nathanael Ramos directs so successfully. Together they will perform original pieces by Kase himself along with arrangements of songs composed by other world jazz figures such as Kenny Wheeler, Don Grolnick, Pat Metheny, Miles Davis and Gordon Jenkins.
The concerts will be on Tuesday the 25th at La Granja, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, and on Wednesday the 26th at the Guiniguada Theater in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, both at 8:00 p.m. Tickets, only 10 euros, can be purchased at the Web of the FIMC and in the usual sales platforms of both spaces.
Chris Kase, acclaimed American trumpeter and composer, lives in Madrid and currently maintains a busy schedule of performances and recordings throughout the national territory, which he combines with his teaching activities as a trumpet-jazz teacher at the Superior Conservatory of the Basque Country. He has released eight albums as a leader. The most recent entitled 'Let Go' was released by Errabal Jazz in January 2018.
The Atlantic Jazz Orchestra, for its part, has become in recent years a vehicle for research and creation that offers the public the opportunity to discover the music of the great jazz composers for this formation, as well as the opportunity for new creators to have a stable training that can accommodate their work. To achieve this goal, The Orchestra works rigorously under the baton of resident and guest conductors who lead the repertoire they interpret to excellence.
Since 2017, the Orchestra has presented several programs with music by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Maria Schneider, Thad Jones, Chris Kase, Kenny Wheeler, Miguel Blanco, Natanael Ramos and Bernard van Rossum, on stages in Tenerife, La Gomera, La Palma and Lanzarote.
Natanael Ramos, from Orotavense, is the promoter and director of the Atlántico Jazz Laboratory from which this orchestra arose. Exquisitely trained in prestigious Spanish and European centers, he currently leads his own group La Banda del Solar and has been a member of the Big Band of the Canary Islands, in addition to playing with prestigious musicians on different European stages. His compositions and arrangements have also been awarded several times.