Joan Chamorro double bass and baritone sax, Joe Magnarelli trumpet, Joan Monné piano and arrangement, David Xirgu drums, Alba Esteban baritone sax, clarinet, Alba Armengou vocals and trumpet, Joana Casanova alto sax, vocals and tenor sax, Marçal Perramon tenor sax and clarinet, Joan Martí alto sax, flute and clarinet, Èlia Bastida tenor sax, violin and vocals
The big band enthusiast, multi-instrumentalist and teacher Joan Chamorro is not only known for being the driving force behind the Sant Andreu Big Band – a school for many of the new figures on our jazz scene. He is also on first-name terms with contemporary jazz greats. One of these is Joe Magnarelli, a trumpeter from the New York jazz scene who was a member of Lionel Hampton’s orchestra (1987-89) and has worked with Harry Connick Jr., Maria Schneider, Grant Stewart and la Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, among others. Magnarelli will get together with Joan Chamorro’s group – partly formed by young musicians from the Sant Andreu youth system – to play a series of pieces almost all arranged by Joan Monné. The concert will be recorded with the intention of making an album in 2020.