MARCO MEZQUIDA TRIO
Saint Luke's & The Winged Ox
17 Bain St, Glasgow G40 2JZ, UK
Marco Mezquida Trio + James Mackay (solo guitar)
Marco Mezquida (Maó, 1987) is one of the most brilliant and promising appearances on the peninsula's music scene in decades and an artist destined to conquer any imaginable stage in the world. He has been elected Musician of the Year 4 times by the Association of Jazz and Modern Musicians of Catalonia; He has presented his solo piano concert at the impressive Palau de la Música, a privilege reserved for long-standing pianists, and has been summoned by an endless list of first-rate artists to record albums and concerts all over the world. Brilliant as a composer, pianist, improviser, bandleader, eclectic and versatile: Jarrett, Schubert, Ravel, Gesualdo or Bley, to name a few, blend exquisitely into Marco's musical DNA, whose vertiginous concert activity has led him to perform in important auditoriums and halls in 32 countries around the world on 4 continents.
Marco performs an average of 180 concerts a year since 2015 and has recorded more than 50 albums: 15 as leader and co-leader of his groups recording his own music and 36 as sideman or collaborator on various projects. His projects as leader/co-leader include his acclaimed trio with flamenco guitarist Chicuelo, his evocative project Los Sueños de Ravel (Ravel's Dreams) revisiting the music of the great French composer, the acclaimed duo with the great singer Silvia Pérez Cruz, his seductress blind date with the dancer Sol Picó, the power trio MAP (Mezquida- Aurignac-Prats), his Danish trio Pieris (Mezquida-Bodilsen-Andersen), his lunatic duo with the singer Celeste Alías, his infinite connection with the flutist Pablo Selnik, or with the double bass player Manel Fortià, the trumpeter Félix Rossy, the pianist Albert Bover, the percussionists Ramón López and Marc Miralta, the tribute to the French chanson with his admired Alfonso de Vilallonga and finally his praised solo piano concerts, a format with which he has led him to be called a “piano magician” and to have his own cult voice in the world scene.
7:00 pm doors, 7:30 pm start time
Over 14s, under 16s accompanied by an adult over 18
Festival website: www.jazzfest.co.uk
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