Norwich International Jazz Workshop and Creative Music Festival
The Maddermarket Theatre with Global Music Foundation presents a dazzling series of interactive workshops and performances, featuring The Perico Sambeat Quartet and Guillermo Rozenthuler. The spectacular setting, the outstanding performers and the varied schedule of activity all add up to an unforgettable experience for everyone who takes part in this unique one day event.
'INSIDE A JAZZ-GREAT ENSEMBLE' with the Perico Sambeat Quartet
4.00pm - 5.00pm (Main Auditorium)
This workshop opens the door for an intimate look at the inner workings of a top flight international jazz quartet. Perico's Group will perform, instruct and comment on the many interactions needed to play well in a saxophone led quartet. A unique opportunity see how the group works together, under the leadership of Perico, rehearsing and discussing the material that will be performed in the evening's concert at 8.00pm. Followed by a Q&A session with the audience – not to be missed!
This workshop is free entry. Please book your ticket.
THE BIG SINGING CIRCLE WORKSHOP with Guillermo Rozenthuler
5.30pm - 6.00pm - Workshop 1
6.15pm - 6.45pm - Workshop 2
(Both workshops take place in the Emmerson Studio Theatre)
Interactive vocal workshop open to all people who wish to participate or listen.
The Big Singing Circle is a singing gathering open to all. An invitation to live big, to share and nourish each other through sound. Guillermo believes in the link between singing and health, both the healing and harmonising effect of group singing for the individual and also its transformative power for the group, the ways in which singing brings people together, erases hierarchies and foments trust. Group singing can be a wonderful way to enhance well-being and unwind from the pressures of the day…
Circlesongs are spontaneously composed choral music layering melodies, harmonies and rhythms. Circlesinging is a form of group singing that connects with ancestral ways of music-making. It brings people together in sound regardless of their abilities, inviting them to listen deeply and connect with each other.
Tickets £5.00 to participants. Please book your ticket
PERICO SAMBEAT QUARTET in Concert
8.00pm (Main Auditorium)
A night of inspiring music from a truly exciting quartet packed with talent, and led by the fantastic alto saxophone star Perico Sambeat - considered today as one of the most important Spanish jazz musicians to have emerged in recent years, and as one of the best alto saxophonists in the world. Perico possesses tremendous prestige with an extraordinary musical career that spans the globe. He appears on over one hundred recordings, many of which he is the leader. His work as a composer and arranger has received numerous awards and boasts a long list of musicians of the highest caliber including Brad Mehldau, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Tete Montoliu, Michael Brecker and Pat Metheny.
Perico Sambeat - alto & soprano sax
Barry Green - piano
Arnie Somogyi - bass
Stephen Keogh - drums
GUILLERMO ROZENTHULER SOLO SET - Voice and Guitar
10.00pm (Redwell Maddermarket Bar)
A rich, diverse selection of the greatest songs from Central and South America including Bolero's, Tango, Bossa Nova, Samba and Venezuelan folk.
Guillermo was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a versatile vocalist, guitarist and composer. and has now become one of the leading voices of tango in the UK, working regularly with various UK and Europe-based tango bands, La Portatil, Mala Pinta, Los Mareados. Formerly the vocalist of Gilad Atzmon’s Orient House Ensemble, winner of the BBC Jazz awards, Guillermo has recorded in their album, Musik, hailed “Best Jazz Album of the Year", (J Lewis, Time Out).
“Guillermo has that star quality” Sheila Jordan
“Guillermo has rocked me with his amazing swinging versatility. A true World Music journey!” Mark Murphy
LATE NIGHT JAM SESSION
11.00pm (Redwell Maddermarket Bar)
Jazz musicians from the city and region are invited to come along and participate.
This Jam Session is free entry. Please book your ticket.
PLEASE LOOK AT TIMES AND DESCRIPTIONS OF EVENTS CAREFULLY BEFORE BOOKING YOUR TICKETS
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