Thanks to Clasijazz and, especially to Pablo Mazuecos who made it happen!
The Clasijazz Valparaíso Big Band, an all-women band, is formed by the highest-level musicians from Spain. During their stay in Valparaíso Foundation (January 14th-18th, 2021) they will rehearse and record a new album for our Jazz in Valparaíso collection.
The repertoire will be a selection of all-time best international women composers and arrangers, such as Toshiko Akiyoshi, Mary Lou Williams, Miho Hazama, Christine Jensen… as well as contemporary women composers and arrangers with the first release of compositions by members of the CJ Valparaíso Big Band: Irene Reig, Natsuko Sugao, Blanca Gutierrez…
CJ Valparaíso Big Band members:
Trumpet: Alba Armengou, Andrea Motis, Alejandra Artiel, Elsa Armengou
Trombone: Rita Payés, Alba Pujals, María Cofan, Corina Martínez
Sax: Irene Reig, Eva Fernández, Cristina Miguel, Clara Juan, Alba Esteban
Double bass: Blanca Barranco