Jazz Plaza: Real Project performs at Bertolt Brecht Theatre

Edited by Lena Valverde Jordi
2022-01-20 18:35:44


Jazz Plazza 2022

Havana, Jan. 20 (RHC)-- The Tito Junco Hall of Bertolt Brecht Theatre hosted a concert by the Cuban jazz band Real Project.

Yoyi Lagarza, musical producer of Real Project, the Aldama brothers – trumpet player Raciel and bassist Rafael—and the band’s director Ruly Herrera, delighted their audience with tracks, from their latest album ‘Mutación’ (Mutation) –the band’s third musical production.

All the tracks were written over the past nearly two years of necessary isolation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Formed eight years ago, Real Project enjoys great popularity in the jazz scene in Cuba and also internationally.

Featured guests during the concert performed by Real Project, in the framework of the 37th Jazz Plaza Festival, included American pianist and composer Laurent De Wild.

For the occasion, De Wild, a resident of France, performed two of his own pieces, accompanied by Cuban percussionist Marcos Morales and bassist Rafael Aldama, and then, two French instrumental classics.

Highlights of the 37th Jazz Plaza Festival on Thursday include a concert by multi-award-winning Argentinian bassist Javier Malosetti and his band La Colonia at Avellaneda Hall of Teatro Nacional de Cuba.

The son of legendary jazz guitarist Walter Malosetti, Javier Malosetti played for the band of Luis Alberto Spinetta for over eight years. He has a solid career as a soloist and now also as a band leader.

His repertoire includes fusions of different African-American sounds soul, jazz and blues.

Malosetti & La Colonia is the title of his latest album, released in 2020 and for which he was awarded the Gardel Prize for Best Jazz Album.

Other highlights on Thursday in the framework of Jazz Plaza include a concert by Cuban multi-instrumentalist Alaín Pérez and his band.


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