Jazz Festival animates Seixal from 17th to 26th October

The trio of pianist Kenny Barron opens on October 17 the 20th edition of the Seixal Jazz Festival, which runs until the 26th at the Cultural Forum and the former Warehouse 56.

The celebrations of the 20 editions of the festival open on September 14, at 19:00, at Quinta da Fidalga, in Arrentela, with the concert of graffiti, guitar and voice A Toda da Corda! – The First Jazz Records in Portugal of the Crazy 20s, followed by the performance of the trio of vibraphonist Eduardo Cardinho, announced the Seixalense chamber.

‘The Whole Rope!’ It is a project by the scholar João Moreira dos Santos, with the participation of Claudio Alves on voice and guitar.

“During the session will be made to know jazz records that listened to the Portuguese in the crazy 1920s, interacting with a mechanical guitar (the string) and a dozen old 78-rotating discs. Together they will remember the first jazz works, which packed society during a period of excesses, liberties and transgressions and names like Duke Ellington, Eddie Condon, Jelly Roll Morton, Sophie Tucker, Paul Whiteman and many others, “according to a statement from the local authority.

The night ends with the performance of Eduardo Cardinho Trio, which features Eduardo Cardinho on vibraphone, Nelson Cascais on double bass, and Diogo Alexandre on drums.

Pianist Kenny Barron’s trio, which opens the 20th edition of the festival on October 17, features dozens of recordings and consists of double bassist Kiyoshi Kitagawa and drummer Jonathan Blake.

The poster includes Portuguese formations, namely César Cardoso Quartet, Ricardo Toscano Trio, Fragoso Quinteto, Daniel Neto Quinteto, Miguel Rodrigues Trio, Trio NoA, by guitarist Nuno Costa, Indra Trio led by pianist Luís Barrigas and Isabel Rato Quinteto.

On stage at the Cultural Forum is the alto saxophonist Ricardo Toscano’s trio with Justin Faulkner, on drums, and Géraud Portal, on the double bass, on the 25th, César Cardoso’s (saxophone) combo, on the 18th, and the pianist’s quintet Isabel Rato, in a commented concert, on the 22nd.

American composer and pianist Thelonious Monk (1917-1982) is one of the honorees of the event, notably the orchestra led by pianist John Beasley, who plays on the 26th of the Cultural Forum auditorium, closing the event.

Guitarist Peter Bernstein’s quartet, which began his career in 1989, Ralph Towner accompanied by his six- and 12-string guitars, and Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet Poles are other names scheduled to be held on October 10, 23 and 24, respectively. Cultural.

Ralph Towner, 79, who has performed in Portugal, performs solo, featuring the North American multi-instrumentalist and composer with various collaborations. Their albums include “My Foolish Heart”, which featured guitarists Wolfgang Muthspiel and Slava Grigoryan.

The quintet led by bassist Wostek Mazolewski, one of the most international Polish names, namely since the release of the album “Polca” in 2014, will take the stage of the festival on October 24.

Last year, 2,500 spectators attended the festival, according to Seixal City Council.

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