The guitarist, composer and producer from Gran Canaria Yul Ballesteros picks up the witness of the American singer Ken Norris in the second concert of the season in the Corner of Jazz, based in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium, which raises the curtain this Saturday, February 2, at 9:00 p.m. The renowned island musician returns to this jazz club of reference in the islands with his formation Yul Ballesteros Canarian Quintet, which complete the four great Canarian musicians, Tana Santana (double bass), Suso Vega (drums), José Alberto Medina (piano) and José Vera (sax), with the special participation of Chano Gil (trumpet).
This training will go live a selection of the most outstanding and representative themes of Ballesteros' career, who sing four albums solo, Minor Things (2010), 121 Park Drive (2008), Nine Tales From The Inner Space (2015) and Single (2017), as well as a multiplicity of studio albums and projects in collaboration with other musicians and formations with a remarkable projection in the national territory. In addition, Ballesteros will soon undertake the live recording of his project Islazz: a merger of small continents, a personal commitment that reinvents the popular imaginary of island music, intermingling with other sonorities and styles, under the execution of a chamber formation composed of 10 of the best musicians of the Archipelago. This project, which the musician presented last October 2018 in the Insular Theater Hall, has registered a very great welcome in the Canary Islands.
Although there are only a few tickets left for the debut of the Yul Ballesteros Canarian Quintet at the Rincón del Jazz, there are still some tables available to embark on this journey through the sound arteries of the artist and his training. The tickets, as well as the tickets, can be purchased at the ticket offices of the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium and the Pérez Galdós Theater, during their normal hours, as well as on the websites of both institutions.
Regarding the season tickets, which were inaugurated in the last season of the cycle, jazz lovers can access different types of tickets to enjoy several concerts at a better price: if they buy seats for 4 of the six proposed dates , the price of the subscription is 50 euros; 60 euros in the case of 5 concerts and 75 euros, if the complete package of the first six concerts of 2019 is acquired.
And as for the rest of the programming, the relay of Yul Ballesteros and his Canarian Quintet has a New York accent in the voice of the singer and songwriter Shayna Steele, on March 8. He is succeeded by the quartet Gaia Cuatro accompanied by the trumpeter Paolo Fresu, on April 13; a double session on May 3 and 4, with nortemaiercana singer and instrumentalist of jazz and pop Aubrey Logan, accompanied by the local Perinké Big Band; and as icing, the Israeli pianist and composer Nitai Hershkovits closes the cycle on June 8, in a trio format.