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**Free admission until full capacity is reached, after collecting an invitation at the box office starting at 5:00 p.m. on the day of the concert. Maximum 4 invitations per person.
Jazz is, above all, a music genre in permanent evolution. That is why the School of Creative Music, a classic in our programmes, has decided to take a qualitative leap forward in JAZZMADRID this year and to bring to the stage a formation with well contrasted skills and demands: the Creativa Big Band.
Directed by saxophonist, flute player, arranger and composer Patxi Pascual, the Creativa Big Band is made up of two dozens of musicians, all of them students taking the Official Higher Degree in Jazz Interpretation and Modern Music of Música Creativa. They are, therefore, performers who already have one foot in the professional world.
The band, which goes beyond the classic formation to incorporate woodwind instruments, guitars, choirs and keyboards, presents a repertoire focused on contemporary compositions, with pieces by Snarky Puppy, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Maria Schneider, Gordon Goodwin or Bob Mintzer.
This repertoire of well-known pieces also includes original compositions, bringing a breath of fresh air into the traditional proposals that most big bands offer up in our country. And, if the concept is in every way laudable, just wait until you hear them! Their solidity will leave the audience more than convinced.
Components Marina De la Mora, Mónica Matabuena, Cristina Rubio, vocals Natalia Estrada, Jesús Condito, flutes / saxophones Luis García, clarinet / guitar Miriam García, Belén Martín, Héctor Collado, Rafael Arratia, Julen García, saxophones Jorge Moreno, Nico García, Guillermo Sánchez, Xabier Domínguez, trombones David Strike, Alejandro Otheguy, Luis Francisco Bustos, Moisés Melchor, trumpets Julián Jiménez Lorca, piano Adrián Solla, keyboard Jorge Fernández, Javier Rubio, Nacho Serrano, guitars Miguel Colmenarejo, Diego García, bass Guillermo Manzanares, Santiago Aquista, drums