Monday, 2006 December 4th, 8 PM
Latvian National Opera
KLAZZ BROTHERS & CUBA PERCUSSION (Germany, Cuba)
Alexi Herrera Estevez
Elio Rodriguez Luis
Classic meets Cuba
Awarded with: KLASSIK ECHO 2006, KLASSIK ECHO 2003, JAZZ AWARD 2005, JAZZ AWARD 2003
Classic meets Cuba nominated for the GRAMMY 2005 „Best Classical Crossover Album“
European musical tradition with Cuban rhythms!
A new sound!
Bach, Beethoven and Schumann would have truly enjoyed the "jazzification" of their works!
It happened in Havanna, in the heart of Cuba… During a tour of Cuba the Klazz Brothers ran into two outstanding Cuban percussionists. They unpacked their instruments and something wonderful happened. The musicians, rooted in such different musician traditions, came intuitively to a common musician language as if it were the most natural thing in the world. A new sound came into being, a unique blending of classic European musical tradition with elements of swing and Latin jazz and the almost endless multiplicity of Cuban rhythms. The audience went wild. It was the beginning of a refreshing and extremely successful collaboration.
Classic Meets Cuba has large concert hall audiences across the country inspired, making jazz audiences swing and salsa audiences dance: Munich Philharmonie, Berlin Philharmonie, Dresden Semperoper, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Frankfurt Alte Oper, Vienna Musikvereinssaal, Moscow Performing arts center. Singapore Esplanade, Seoul Arts Center, Taipei National Theatre, Stuttgart LBBW Jazz Open, Basel Avo Session, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig Holstein Music Festival