Five international jazz artists from the Philippines and Europe will delight Manila at the 2015 Euro-Pinoy Jazz Concerts. Their sonic syntheses will be performed in two concerts that will take place on February 20, Friday, 9:00 PM, at Tiendesitas, Ortigas Avenue cor. E. Rodriguez Ave. (C-5) and on February 21, Saturday, 8:00 PM, at the historic Fort Santiago in Intramuros, Manila.
Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.
The musicians’ six-day collaboration will commence with a three-day workshop on February 17-19, where the distinguished musicians will harmonize their unique brands of artistry to compose an original jazz repertoire. During these days, each artist will be bringing his own creative expressions of jazz music to the table, with the aim of creating a fresh and distinctive identity, and fostering cultural cooperation.
Highly respected for their innovative approaches to their craft, these musicians have also come together to foster a greater appreciation of jazz music among Filipino audiences, and transcend linguistic and cultural barriers between European nations and the Philippines through the language of music.
The roster includes:
Mar Dizon | Philippines | Drummer | Mar is a multi-awarded Filipino jazz drummer and percussionist, who used to play for the band Side A. He is a frequent guest to jazz festivals here and abroad, including the Bali, Singapore and North Sea Jazz Festivals.
Henry Katindig | Philippines | Jazz keyboardist | Son of the legendary jazz musician Eddie Katindig, Henry has been a figurehead in the local jazz circuit for the past decades and his prodigious chops have been immortalized in countless recordings and jazz festivals both here and abroad.
Nguyên Lê | France | Jazz/jazz fusion guitarist | Aside from being a guitarist, Nguyên also plays the bass and is a well-known arranger. He has done numerous projects and works, both collaborations and solo albums.
Raphael Preuschl | Austria | Bassist | Raphael is an outstanding bassist in the Austrian jazz scene, performing and producing albums with several bands at the same time, including the highly-acclaimed jazz group FAT (Fabulous Austrian Trio).
Michael Schiefel | Germany | Jazz and experimental singer | Currently a professor of jazz vocals at the Franz Liszt Conservatory of Music in Weimar, Michael has produced 7 jazz albums, both solo and with his band “Jazz Indeed”.
Euro-Pinoy Jazz Concerts is organized by the Goethe-Institut, the embassies of Austria, France and Switzerland together with the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the European Union Delegation. The event is also supported by Intramuros Administration, the Luneta Hotel, the Swiss Cultural Fund, Tiendesitas and Qatar Airways.
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