Granada, November 9 (EFE) .- The XXXV Jazz Festival of Granada rose last night on stage at the best arrangers of the genre in a system driven by the SGAE Foundation contest in which the band OYK BB bringing together high-Andalusian musicians level.
The director of the Oolyakoo Big Band, Ramon Cardo, highlighted the figure of the arranger who, although not always the best known, is often of paramount importance in the musical creation.
To highlight the work of these professionals, SGAE and the Jazz Festival Foundation have created the first contest arrangers for large orchestra, culminating yesterday with the performance of the winning scores by the OYK Big Band.
The OYK BB combines high-level artists of Andalusia, with twenty of the best jazz musicians led by Cardo saxophonist, who played last night a dozen pieces by Spanish authors.
The concert featured pieces of Paco de Lucia, Chano Dominguez, Sergio Pamies or Fernando Wilhelmi, director and soloist with the Orchestra of Ida and Vuelta- with the three winning works, the testament d’Amelia, arranged by Álex Cassanyes on a topic Catalan traditional; Iñaki Askunze of the pamplonés on the Rumba pa Jerry Chano Dominguez and Leandro Perpiñán arrangements has made the piece ‘the way’, original Perico Sambeat.
The Granada Jazz Festival will return next weekend with performances by Tom Harrell, Javier Colina and Chano and Niño Josele duo.