'Sammy, a life inside jazz' premieres at family concerts

The Gran Canaria Big Band. / c7

The Gran Canaria Big Band, directed by Sebastián Gil, stars in the OFGC season event, this Friday, at Guiniguada

CANARY ISLANDS7 The Gran Canarian palms

The world of Jazz seen through the figure of one of its great creators, the legendary
Sammy Nesticocenters the content of 'Sammy, a life inside jazz', a show that will receive its
absolute premiere within the season
school and family concerts of the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation and the Disa Foundation, which celebrate 29 years of bringing music to children and young people from all over the island of Gran Canaria.

The show can be enjoyed on
Friday May 20, in it
Guiniguada Theaterat
5:00 p.m..

The protagonist of this concert will be the
Gran Canaria Big Band directed by Chano Gil, with stage direction by
Louis O'Malley and the participation of actor Alberto San Luis.

'Sammy, a life inside jazz' offers us an approach to the fascinating world of Jazz recovering the figure of the mythical North American composer Sammy Nestico, one of the most
influential creators of this musical style and with the musical support that best characterizes their music, by the Gran Canaria Big Band, one of the most important formations in Spain.

The show will feature the musical background of famous compositions by Sammy Nestico,
Bart Howard, Joe Garland, George Gershwin, and Glenn Miller.


The show, commissioned by the Gran Canaria Philharmonic Orchestra school concerts, is produced by the OFGC Foundation and the Gran Canaria Big Band.

Mid 30's in Pittsburgh. A boy sleeps restlessly on a rickety mattress. The confusing sounds of a sax, piano, guitar or drums twist him until he wakes up. He sweaty he records on the vinyls of his parents.
Take one out and dust it off; Suddenly, music invades every shape of her body and everything changes forever.

Glenn Miller Band plays.

Sammy Nestico could have
12 or 13 years old at that moment. But he was really born there, at that moment when Jazz took him over.

Little by little we are discovering how the struggle to be what he wants, to be a musician and leave a mark was his
great workhorseone who galloped having music, friendship and love as his best weapons.

a troubled time, world wars, economic depressions, Vietnam, Cold War... But he always had a note on the right moment of the pentagram of his life. for this our
Sammy will tell us how he relied on music to survive so much.

Sammy, a life within Jazz is a story narrated by its own protagonist.
A story that will not only focus on one part of the story of the human being, but will delve into a style, Jazz, so unique and genuine, where each element of the band is vital to get ahead.

the tickets

Tickets are on sale at the price of
5 euros on the online sales channels of elteatroguiniguada.com and ofgrancanaria.com, and at the Guiniguada Theater box office from Tuesday to Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and one hour before the start of the show.

In accordance with current regulations, the
use of mask is not mandatory and the capacity in the room is 100%. However
Responsible use of the mask is recommended.

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