Escape the cold New York winter, let the artists take you on a journey and discover contemporary sounds from Athens, Beirut or Barcelona. Continuing to highlight a Mediterranean perspective on jazz, the Mediterranean Jazz Festival is back with its 4th edition, live at Drom on two nights, Saturday and Sunday, January 18th and 19th.
The first night of the Festival will conclude with a performance by the Carola Ortiz group. Ortiz is a free bird and one of the most dynamic musicians of the new generation of Catalan artists. Both a singer and a clarinet player, she is active not only on the jazz scene, but on the singer-songwriter and world music scenes as well. Her most ambitious work to date, Sirin, not only brings together Barcelona musicians from different fields – jazz, flamenco, Brazilian music, and Argentinian folklore – but underlines the historical mestizo character of Barcelona’s popular music. She will perform with her regular trio featuring Sandrine Robilliard (cello) and Bartolomeo Barenghi (guitar). The group will invite composer/sound artist John King to premiere a few compositions from an upcoming collaboration, and will perform alongside Pauline Kim on viola and a fellow Catalan jazz musician, Manel Fortià on double bass.
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