One of the jazz pioneers of southern Europe, together with Tete Montoliu
Pedro Iturralde is a jazz saxophonist and a Professor of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid, where he taught saxophone from 1978 until his retirement in 1994. After performing in Helsinki as a guest artist in The New Music Orchestra, playing his own compositions, he set about putting together his own big band in Madrid to perform for TV programmes and at Teatro Español in a tribute to Federico García Lorca. He has also worked as a soloist in the National Orchestra of Spain and the RTVE Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Igor Markevitch, Jesús López Cobos and Enrique García Asensio, among others. He is the only Spanish musician, along with Tete Montoliu, to be included in the Larousse Dictionary of Jazz and, at the age of 86, he is the oldest active jazz musician in Spain.
We are talking about a legend, because he was one of the pioneers of jazz in southern Europe, along with his friend Tete Montoliu. That is why Jamboree club is celebrating what would be Tete Montoliu’s 83rd birthday with two evenings (April 1st and 2nd) in the exclusive company of the Pedro Iturralde Quartet, featuring pieced from his latest album aptly titled “Entre amigos”. The concert will also number 24,600 in the history of Jamboree and will be dedicated to drummer Carlos Carli, who took care of the formation’s rhythm section for over twenty years. Tickets are available here.
Pedro Iturralde Quartet at Jamboree
When: 1 and 2 April
Further information is available here.
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