New concerts by Salomón Maawad and friends
By Salomón Maawad
Salomón Maawad arrived in San Miguel de Allende in 1979 and formed the jazz group, “Los Downbeats,” being the first musician to do so in this genre. Salomón has organized at least half of all of the most important jazz events in San Miguel since his arrival. He was one of the principal founders and supporters of the International Jazz Festival in San Miguel since its beginnings as director, organizer and musician for many years.Concerts Ethnic Jazz Trio Wed, Feb 12, 8pm Hopalong Jazz Quintet Thu, Feb 13, 8pm Fusion Jazz Era Group Fri, Feb 14, 8pm Cool Jazz Era Group Sat, Feb 15, 8pm Teatro Ángela Peralta 200/150 pesos
February 12 at 8pm — This concert is a project of fusion between contemporary jazz and world percussion rhythms such as African, Arabic, Caribbean, Hindu, swing and blues. This ensemble consists of soprano, alto, and tenor saxophones and electric bass. All of the music is a selection of original compositions and arrangements by Salomon Maawad taken from his own discography production that are notable for this project.
Group members: Salomón Maawad, saxophones; Dany Beltrán, electric bass; Víctor Monterubio, percussion and Sesan, electronic.
On February 15 at 8pm Salomón will present a concert with a series of his original compositions and arrangements with a very unique style that Salomon gives to modern contemporary jazz, full of rhythm and worthy of an audience of all ages with a sophisticated taste in music. His high standard of music could be played and listened to in any concert hall and festival in the world.
Group members: Salomon Maawad, saxophones; Ken Baseman, guitar; Paco Servín–Bari, saxophone; Víctor Monterubio, drums and Gilberto Gonzales, bass.