Monday, June 21, 2021

Kids and Music 8: Sant Andreu Jazz Band [Born to Groove]

Sant Andreu Jazz Band is a youth jazz band from Barcelona, featuring 7- to 20-year-olds. The bandleader is Joan Chamorro.

The Sant Andrew Jazz Band is based inn Barcelona, Spain. Chamorro founded it in 2006 for youth between the ages of 7 and 20. They have toured Spain and neighboring countries and even the United States. They often have top-shelf jazz musicians perform with them at festivals.

Here is a festival performance from 2011:

Undecided

Sant Andreu Jazz Band ( 2011) Undecided & Jesse Davis & Wycliffe Gordon

Elsa Armengou trompeta
Wycliffe Gordon trombon
Jesse Davis saxo alto
Andrea Motis trompeta solo
Marc Martin piano solo

Notice the front line on the head. Two tall and somewhat overweight men flanking a young girl. The men are world-class musicians, Jesse Davis on alto and Wycliffe Gordon; the girl is Elsa Armangou, who must be 8 to 10 years old. That front line says it all: All of them belong there. Each has a part to play, and they play it.

Kids and Music

Kids and Music, la, Sant Andreu Jazz Band “IL DOCUMENTARIO”

This is a one hour documentary about the group. It is in Spanish. If you don’t speak Spanish – I don’t – that’s not a problem. You can see well enough what’s going on.

I’m going to present the rest of the clips without commentary. I’ve chosen them to represent a range of styles.

Unchain my Heart

2014 UNCHAIN MY HEART MAGALI DATZIRA & JOAN CHAMORRO & SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND & PERICO SAMBEAT

What’s New

2017 What's New Sant Andreu Jazz Band

Elsa Armengou ( Trompeta ) Sant Andreu Jazz Band & Joe Magnarelli (trompeta ) Joan Chamorro dirección 

You heard Elsa Armengou in "Undecided" above, when she was somewhat younger.

Si tu vois ma mere

“If you see my mother” is from the repertoire of Sidney Bechet (1897-1959) a pioneering New Orleans musician who spent a good deal of time in Europe. He also worked as a tailor.

2011 Si tu vois ma mere SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND ( Alba Esteban , Alba Armengou, Paula Berzal)

toda nuestra música en jazztojazz.com
ALBA ESTEBAN saxo soprano ( 11 años )
ALBA ARMENGOU trompeta (10 años )
CARLA MOTIS guitarra (14 años)
MAGALI DATZIRA contrabajo ( 14 años)
PAULA BERZAL trombon ( 16 años)
MARC MARTIN piano ( 18 años ) ARNAU JULIA bateria

Anthropology

SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND JAZZING 6 CD-DVD jazztojazz
ANTHROPOLOGY de Charlie Parker ( arreglo Alfons Carrascosa) featuring LUIGI GRASSO Sala Omega del taller de Musics 19 de diciembre 2015

solos:
JOAN MAR SAUQUÉ trompeta
VICTOR CARRASCOSA trompeta
JOAN CODINA trombón
RITA PAYÉS trombón
MARÇAL PERRAMON saxo tenor
JOAN MARTÍ saxo tenor
LUIGI GRASSO saxo alto

Afro Blue

JOAN CHAMORRO PRESENTA CARLA MOTIS ( & ANDREA MOTIS )

Del cd "Joan Chamorro presenta Carla Motis" ( 12º de la colección)
Carla Motis ( guitar)
Joan Chamorro ( double bass)
Andrea Motis ( voz y saxo soprano)
Ignasi Terraza ( piano )
Josep Trave ( guitarra)

Abril Saurí ( bateria )

Black and Tan Fantasy

2017 Black and tan fantasy Sant Andreu Jazz Band ( Joan Chamorro dirección) & Perico Sambeat

SANT ANDREU JAZZ BAND & PERICO SAMBEAT

Alba Armengou saxo soprano
Alba Esteban saxo soprano
Perico Samebeat, invitado especial al saxo soprano
Carla Motis, guitarra
Joan Chamorro , contrabajo y dirección
Abril Saurí, bateria

3 comments:

  1. 'All of them belong there'

    Also have the ability to express and communicate what they think openly and honestly regardless of differences in status/ skill or experience.

    That freedom to express that is so shockingly absent in an academic setting and so vital to teaching/ learning/ performance in the arts.

    University, just one long non-stop cultural shock.

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    1. "Also have the ability to express and communicate what they think openly and honestly regardless of differences in status/ skill or experience."

      Yes yes yes. Meanwhile students at Julliard are protesting over yet another hike in tuition. Apparently their practice rooms suck as well.

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  2. The side effect of effective communication within the arts, from an institutional perspective its never going to result in a class filled with 'model students.'

    The balancing act between uninhabited freedom to express, is vital, the arts are incompatible with social distance. Maintaining the space required, its never been stable. Constant tension.

    That seemingly incompatible mix of ferocious individualism/ collective.

    No less dysfunctional than other institutions, in many ways more brutal but it in terms of communication/ engagement, differences between the arts/ university are shocking.

    Different world.

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