THE Embassy of Spain is organizing a Jazz Flamenco concert on November 22 to mark the 30th anniversary of Spain’s diplomatic ties with St. Lucia.
The concert, to be held at the National Cultural Centre will feature the acclaimed Spanish saxophonist Jorge Pardo, with this quartet “Huellas”, who will offer a concert of jazz-flamenco, dance and percussion on their first visit to St Lucia.
After the successful tour of last year, which took them to perform about 250 concerts in Spain, Europe, India and South America, this atypical group, coming from the most traditional flamenco scene, experiments by playing by ear different kinds of music like Jazz, South American Folklore, classical music or even songs of the Beatles and, of course, using their detailed knowledge of Flamenco.
Thanks to his musical experiences, curiosity, eagerness to learn and passion for all kind of music he came across in his life, Pardo was awarded by the “Academiefrancaise du Jazz” for his latest album “Huellas” and for his 30 years of expressing his own language and musicality. As a music alchemist and in collaboration with other colleagues of the Flamenco Jazz generation, he has shared the stage, tours and music with artists like Camarón, Paco de Lucía or Chick Corea, amongst others, in theatres and festivals all over the 5 continents.