Jazz is one of the most widespread genres of contemporary popular music and its presence in the cultural programming of the University of Cadiz has been constant in the last two decades, from a formative as well as an expository point of view.
The commitment of the UCA for this lively and committed style has been matched by a remarkable background, one of whose fundamental episodes has been the Campus Jazz Puerto Real cycle, which counts on the collaboration of the City Council and which, in 2016, celebrates Its XXIII edition with four concerts on 11, 12, 13 and 16 November.
Tickets are priced at 10 euros for the general public and 8 euros for the university community.The bonus for the four concerts is also available for 30 euros or 25 for college students. They can be purchased through the platform www.jackpotbetonline.com or at the box office of the Principal.
Friday, November 11
Ingrid Laubrock’s Anti-House: Anti-House is the most genuinely New Yorker project of American saxophonist and songwriter Ingrid Laubrock. His album “Roulette of the Cradle” (2015) confirmed what had already been announced for the two previous recordings of the Anti-House (2010) and Anti-House: Strong Place (2012) project, reaffirming it as a great value for contemporary jazz. Laubrock is seconded by two of today’s most brilliant women: guitarist Mary Halvorson (second placed in the list of guitarists of the season according to the prestigious DownBeat, after Bill Frisell) and pianist Kris Davis (second place in The Rising Stars rating). Together with the husband of Laubrock, drummer Tom Rainey, they form a proposal that is not suitable for traditionalists, who travels through the terrain of the most risky jazz, guided by free improvisation.
Saturday, November 12
MAP: they debuted as a project in 2015 and did so in a big way: their live performance was acclaimed by much of the critics as one of the brightest and most precious of the jazz season.Meanwhile, the recording studios opened their doors anxious to put on record a proposal verified in numerous scenarios. Finally, last January, Marco Mezquida’s piano, Ernesto Aurignac’s alto sax and Ramon Prats’s drummer joined forces and ideas in the construction of MAP. A nucleus built by three lustrous paths now conclusive but whose respective individual They are behind.
Sunday, November 13:
Aruán Ortiz Trio / Hidden Voices: Cuban pianist Aruán Ortiz has been showing his unique creative force in formats ranging from orchestra to chamber music. His work incorporates influences of classical and contemporary music, Cuban and Haitian rhythms and avant-garde improvisation and thanks to him has earned him outstanding awards. His Hidden Voices project has been captured in the excellent album of the same name in 2016 and features bassist Brad Jones and superb drummer Gerald Cleaver who have collaborated with some of the great icons of avant-garde jazz such as Ornette Coleman, Elvin Jones or Muhal Richard Abrams in the case of Jones, and Tomasz Stanko, Charles Lloyd or Craig Taborn, in the case of Cleaver.