Spanish flutist and saxophonist Jorge Pardo joins the party at the 29th Canarias Jazz & Más International Festival as a guest in the Michael League project, bassist, composer, founder and leader of Snarky Puppy.
Pardo joins the first-rate ensemble made up of incredible musicians, such as the eclectic Magda Giannikou (Banda Magda), keyboardist Justin Stanton (Snarky Puppy) and percussionist Adri Trujillo (Antonio Lizana) and will perform in the three concerts scheduled for Michael League & Friends next week on three islands: Thursday the 13th, in the Plaza de Santa Ana (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria); Friday 14, in the Plaza de España in Los Llanos de Aridane (La Palma); and Saturday 15, in the Plaza de Europa in Puerto de la Cruz (Tenerife).
Jorge Pardo received on July 25th the Donostiako Jazzaldia award given by the prestigious San Sebastian Festival and which musicians such as Keith Jarrett, John Zorn, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Hank Jones, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, have received in previous editions. Clark Terry, Berbo Valdés and Wayne Shorter among others. The award is in addition to so many other important distinctions, such as the Prize for the Best European Jazz Musician, presented by the prestigious French Academy of Jazz in 2013; or the 2015 National Prize for Current Music, which was awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Government of Spain.
Few musicians represent Spanish jazz better than Jorge Pardo. This brilliant flutist and saxophonist has collaborated with musicians such as Chick Corea, Paco de Lucía, Wagner Tiso, Camarón, Tete Montoliu, Alex Acuña, Gil Goldstein, Peter Erskine, Chano Domínguez or Javier Colina, establishing himself as one of the most powerful voices in jazz European and the most innovative among flamenco musicians.
His career is full of joint and individual works, which he started at a very young age. Among others, he participated in Las Grecas by Jhonny Galvao (it is his first professional recording); with Pedro Ruy Blas in Dolores; with Paco de Lucia, with whom he collaborates over time on multiple recordings and tours around the world. Also at the same time he met Camarón and recorded in The Legend of Time and other productions, also in the flamenco studios Amor de Dios?
In the new century, the recordings with D’3 “stand out, his collection Flamenco Winds, the trio with Carles Benavent and Tino di Geraldo, Touchstone with Chick Corea, the tribute to Miles Davis in New York or his project Huellas (2012) and his version with Big Band Huellas XL premiered in Etnosur (2013).