Alec Dankworth's Spanish Accents

Friday July 26

Alec Dankworth’s Spanish Accents

at PizzaExpress Jazz Club, Soho

Following their memorable concert last year at Dean Street, then with many concerts up and down the U.K., this formidable ensemble return for another inspiring evening of castanets, hand clapping, evocative singing, flamenco dancing and captivating ensembles and solos from Spanish Accents.

Led by the multi British Jazz Award winner Alec Dankworth, whose long-standing love of all things Spanish provided the inspiration for this group, the music of  Metheny, Corea, even Rodrigo are reinvented alongside traditional folk songs and originals in flamenco rhythms creating a wonderful and genuinely Spanish world.

The 7-piece band features the authentic Spanish voice of Graciella Rodriguez, lead singer with J-Sonics and the salsa inspired  Roberto Pla Latin Ensemble, together with the flamenco dancing and palmas of Jesus Olmedo.

They, along with a heady mix of top British musicians – saxophonist Mark Lockheart, Chris Garrick’s gorgeous violin, and Alec Dankworth’s bass interweaving with  the genuinely Spanish drumwork of Demi Garcia  and guitar of Chris Allard, promise a distinctive evening in this JBGB Events presentation.

Alec Dankworth — Bass

Graciela Rodriguez — Vocals

Jesus Olmedo – Dance/palmas

Rowland Sutherland — Flutes

Tori Freestone — Saxes

Chris Allard  - Guitars

Demi Garcia-Sabat  - Percussion

 

Spanish tinged jazz full of colourful and imaginative arrangements plus sparkling playing from all concerned. A triumph for Dankworth and his highly talented team.” – The Jazz Mann

For an in advance taste of the delights in store click here

Doors at 7pm

Performance starts 9pm

Tickets £24