SOTAVENTO BIG BAND
BMJ Club Programme
Time / Date
- Monday 10th July
- Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
£10 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door
The Sotavento Big Band is a Jazz and Tango orchestra formed in Buenos Aires 13 years ago. It started as a simple ensemble of students, has become the most active orchestra of the jazz scene in Buenos Aires.
The orchestra recreates the jazz golden age of the swing and the Argentine tango, in a musical project which combines the melodic and rhythmic patterns of Tango with harmonies and jazz improvisation.
Sotavento Big Band has a repertoire that focuses from the traditional tango to the music of Astor Piazzola in the Big Band format, with arrangements written specially for it. The ensemble has the particularity of having trombones and trumpets replaced by saxophones, giving a very warm sound.
The orchestra, which will visit BMJ as part of their European tour, have been introduced to us by Tango Jazz – who were so well received at last year’s wall2wall Jazz Festival.