Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Live music in Santander, March 2015

Spring has finally arrived; life is good, and music is everywhere.

  • 1 March: Jam Manouche @ Rubicón, Calle del Sol 4
      Good old and new themes — such as Ni Oui Ni Non by Zaz.
  • 3 March: La chica de ayer @ Canela Bar, Plaza de Cañadio
      Vicky García Ortega (vocal) and Pepe Santos (piano) interpret Spanish schlagers of ’80s. If you grew in Spain about that time, you’d probably appreciate the choice of material; I didn’t.
  • 5 March: George Cables and Javier Colina @ Salón de actos de la Fundación Botín, Pedrueca 1
      Some very fine jazz from this American—Spanish duo.
  • 10 March: Autómatas Tiernos @ Canela Bar
      Jazz, (gypsy and simply) swing and bossa nova standards sung by fabulously multilingual Lidia Gil Calvo accompanied by Carlos Expósito (bass), Tato Francés (drums) and Paco Gijón (guitar).
  • 11 March: Santander-Tokio Jazz Quartet @ Rubicón
      Featuring Tsuyoshi Furuhashi (tenor sax, flute), Antonio Gamaza (piano), Roberto Gamaza (drums) and Álex Zabala (double bass).
  • 12 March: Bolero Night with Denise @ Desafinado Wine & Jazz, Barrio Las Mazas 15, Liencres
      Denise Rivas Espíndola (vocal) & Eduardo Nápoles (piano).
  • 17 March: Paolo Latrónica @ Canela Bar
      Paolo (and guests), armed with acoustic guitar, treated us to rock classics: Ticket To Ride, Money For Nothing, Have You Ever Seen The Rain... Aaah.
  • 19 March: Comité Rock @ El Cazurro, Playa de La Arnía, Liencres
      Another night of high-energy, highway-themed classic rock: Highway Star and Highway To Hell in one evening, what else could you ask for?
  • 20 March: The Clams @ El Almacén de Little Bobby, Calle del Sol 20
      An evening of soul, rock’n’roll and blues by this sexy all-Clam band!

  • 25 March: Los Cisneros Quartet @ Rubicón
      Milton Rodríguez (guitar), Juan Sabastián Vázquez (piano), Arturo Valero (double bass) and César de Frías (drums) play minimalistic, original and beautiful contemporary jazz.
  • 16 March: Bolero Night with Mabel Sierra @ Desafinado Wine & Jazz, Barrio Las Mazas 15, Liencres
      By now, I’ve seen three very different projects of Mabel Sierra. I liked this program best of the three. Tactful piano support by Eduardo Nápoles leaves a lot of space for Mabel’s voice. From cool to playful to tragicomic, her versions of boleros and other standards never cease to surprise.
  • 29 March: Rädio Lulú @ Rubicón
      Formed some five years ago by Leticia Robles (vocal) and Emilio Sáiz (guitar) as acoustic project, the current incarnation of Rädio Lulú is augmented by David Álvarez ‘Pizo’ (bass) and Luis Gonzaga B. Martínez ‘Lugobama’ (drums). Feel-good swing, twist and rockabilly repertoire.

  • 31 March: GOU Music @ Canela Bar
      Jazz/bossa nova/funk/electronica chillout featuring Chema Armengou (DJ set), Sergio Mayoral (trumpet) and Mabel Sierra (vocal).
See you in April!

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