Valentine’s Jazz Concert
By Antonio Lozoya
If you want to start a romantic night, join us to celebrate together this Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 7pm, at the Teatro Angela Peralta. There will be an extraordinary concert of the XXIII International Festival of Jazz and Blues in San Miguel de Allende, to celebrate love and friendship, Valentine’s Day, with the participation of singer Julie Kelly directly from Los Angeles, the great Bobby Kapp from New York with drums and vocals, one of the greatest guitarist from Mexico City Francisco Leleo de Larrea, and on the bass Antonio Lozoya from San Miguel de Allende.
“Valentine’s Jazz Concert”
By Julie Kelly, Bobby Kapp, Francisco Lelo de Larrea, Antonio Lozoya
Tue, Feb 14, 7pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
Mesones 82, Centro Histórico
300, 250, 200, 150 pesos
You can enjoy the lovely music of the greatest jazz composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, Antonio Carlos Jobim, and many others.
The late respected jazz critic Leonard Feather once said of jazz singer Julie Kelly, “Julie Kelly radiates a sense of joy and spontaneity. Listening to her, you are reminded that jazz singing is still alive and well!” During her years in Los Angeles she has worked with such luminaries as Benny Green, Nat Adderley, Ray Brown, John Clayton, Ross Tompkins, Bobby Ojeda, Gary Foster, and Alan Broadbent. She is one of the Top Ten Jazz Vocalists in the DownBeat Magazine Readers Poll. “…a singing style bounded by elegance, wit and lyrical sensitivity…” —David Nathan, All About Jazz; “Julie Kelly is truly a singer’s singer. A class act.”—Royal Stokes, Jazz Times.
Bobby Kapp has been one of the leading musicians in the jazz scene in San Miguel de Allende. Drummer, singer, and harmonica performer, he performed with Gato Barbieri, Dexter Gordon, Marion Brown, Etta Jones, Dave Burrell and Howard Noha. He has developed his own style of singing that has led him to be one of the top ten finalists for the “Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competitions” in New York.
The guitarist Francisco Lelo de Larreas has been in New York, where he obtained a master’s degree in jazz performance from the Aaron Copland School of Music, Queens College, with a scholarship from the National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA) of Mexico. At the same time he is presenting his project with musicians from the New York scene and is working on his second album. He has performed in major venues in Mexico, Central and South America, Spain, and the United States, including the Lincoln Center in New York.
Antonio Lozoya, bassist, earned a Bachelor of Music (jazz), National Institute of Fine Arts, Mexico City. Lozoya has performed in festivals in Mexico, Cuba, and the United States, accompanied by prominent jazz personalities such as Dave Pike, Bob Sheppard, John Ronstadt, Francisco Mela, Lila Downs, Art Lande, Paul McCandless, Othello Molineaux, Brice Winston, and many others. (Director of the Festival and National Grant Program for Performing Artist 2014 given by National Fund for Culture and the Arts (FONCA).
You can get your tickets at the Angela Peralta Theater box office or through PayPal: sanmigueljazz.com.mx/tickets.html
Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy love songs and spend an unforgettable day!