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JAZZ IN THE PARK 2018
from 07 JUL 2018 to 21 JUL 2018
In the field of jazz, musicians tend to divide between a groovy sound, based on a persistently repeated pattern, or explore new musical possibilities. Special attention to the rhythmic factor frequently means that the musicians will refrain from innovating with musical styles, or vice versa. In its 2018 edition, Jazz in the Park presents three projects that counter this dichotomy between what is normally considered to be accessible and popular, and what is referred as "experimentalist". Although in different ways, all the groups performing in Serralves tennis court will produce music that will encourage listeners to tap their feet and shake their heads, combined with aesthetic visions and a nonconformist attitude. Jazz also exists beyond the mainstream and the avant-garde, and that's what we're going to hear in this year’s edition.

Curator: Rui Eduardo Paes 
Related Activities
7 JUL (SAT), 6 PM | MANÉ FERNANDES: “THE MANTRA OF THE pHAT LOTUS”

Portugal / United Kingdom

New project
Mané Fernandes: electric guitar; José Soares: alto saxophone, bass clarinet; Ricardo Coelho: vibraphone, electronic percussion, synthesizer); Pedro Vasconcelos: drums + guests: Gonçalo Moreira (keyboards); Nick Jurd (electric bass)

One of Portugal’s leading jazz guitarists, Mané Fernandes is accompanied in the project The Mantra of the pHat Lotus, by other musicians from the new generation who, like him, have emerged as prominent forces in Porto’s music scene. They are all excellent instrumentalists, brimming with fresh ideas. This new group combines jazz with hip-hop, making us want to dance, while always avoiding clichéd options, using compositions (written by Mané) which are difficult to execute and can either be polyrhythmic, with different tempos played simultaneously, or may suddenly change direction. In this concert, the quintet is reinforced by two special guests - Gonçalo Moreira (who is normally involved in another project coordinated by Mané Fernandes - Bouncelab) and the English musician Nick Jurd. They will perform a new repertoire, specially created for this purpose

14 JUL (SAT), 6 PM | LUCÍA MARTÍNEZ & THE FEARLESS

Spain / Germany
Portuguese premiere

Lucía Martínez: drums; Benjamin Weidekamp: bass clarinet; DJ lllvibe: turntables; Ronny Graupe: electric guitar; Marcel Kroemker: double bass

The Galician drummer and percussionist - who lived in Porto for several years, while pursuing her musical studies - based in Berlin is returning to Portugal to present her latest project, involving four of Berlin’s leading musicians. Her music combines the musical universe created by Ennio Morricone for the "spaghetti" movies, while alluding to other western soundtrack composers, evoking movie icons such as John Wayne, Clint Eastwood and even Quentin Tarantino. This results in an agitated, electroacoustic jazz that stampedes towards the Far West, incorporating sounds from the American heartland, honed by the European perspective of Martínez's compositions.
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21 JUL (SAT), 6 PM | NAKED WOLF

Holanda / Austrália / Brasil / Finlândia / Áustria
Estreia em Portugal

Felicity Provan: vocals, trumpet; Yedo Gibson: baritone and tenor saxophones; Mikael Szafirowski: electric guitar, vocals; Luc Ex: bass guitar; Gerri Jager: drums, percussion

Naked Wolf is formed by a group of musicians from different countries who live in Amsterdam, except for the Brazilian, Yedo Gibson, who resides in Colares, in the municipality of Sintra. Their music is restless, combining jazz (mainly free jazz, although with a greater weight of composition than normally occurs in this tradition) with other musical languages - such as rock, pop and folk. The intensity of an improvisation can create a song or become something so complex that it draws close to contemporary classical music, but always with a powerful beat. It’s no accident that one of the musicians (Luc Ex) formerly played with the famous Dutch punk band The Ex.

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  • LocationTennis Court in the Serralves Park
  • Schedule18h00 - 19h00
  • Days 07 JUL 2018 - 21 JUL 2018
  • Price€ 10,00
  • Serralves Friend€ 5,00

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