Actuaciones a pié de calle
Conciertos & Live Acts
Dos zonas de Baño. Two swimming zones.
Conciertos & Live Acts
Todas las noches
Una ciudad medieval anclada en el medievo. A medieval town frozen in the middle age.
Swing & Gipsy Jazz
To know the Swing: history/ styles/ listening
Interpretation: accents/ rhythmic/ encrypted/ accompaniments
Gipsy-Jazz repertory: half-times/ fast ones/ ballads/ tzigane
Solo construction: structure/ stylist resources/ transcriptions
Sound: equipment/ equalization to help interpretation/ filling with band
Work with instruments: chords, guitars…
As final course task we will transform a J.S. Bach score (double Bach concert) in a 30’s swing piece with a syncopated rhythm and structures for jazzy solos such as Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli used to do. We will work technical aspects necessary to show the way to the swing music with the classical music as thread.
He always has shown a special interest for the folk music developing specific technics to apply the violin in different styles. His interest in adapting this instrument to modern music has taken him to collaborate with many artists and has created his unmistakable personality and versatility. He started when he was eight years old his piano, sol-fa and violin studies. In short time becomes part of the Escolanía de Infantes del Pilar under the musical direction of Javer Ares. Continues his classic education in the Professional Conservatory of Zaragoza, his native town.
His collaborations in tours and records with band and soloists are endless: Sara Baras, Joaquín Cortés, "El Cigala", Antonio Canales,Pilar Jurado, Igor Yebra, Rafael Amargo, Revolver, Zenet, Jorge Pardo, Gerardo Nuñez, Joaquín Ruiz, Nuevo Ballet Español, Sasha Sokol... with these companies and soloist has played all over the world at the most prestigious stages: City Center (NY), BellasArtes (D.F. México), Shinjuku-Bunka Center (Tokio), Kremlin Palace of Congresses (Moscu), Theatre des Champs Elisees (Paris), Jazz Festival of Kinshasa (Congo - RDC), Royal Theatre (Madrid)... nowadays he presents his personal ‘Tribute to Stephane Grappelli’, the genious jazz violin master and just has recorded the first cd of ‘Menilmontant Swing’, a original proposal which updates the Hot Club de France gipsy-jazz.
Self-taught, with huge perseverance and discipline, Javier educated (and continues) himself in Madrid, his adoptive town.
He has learnt from many styles although he has a special dedication for the classical music (as listener) and the Jazz (as performer and composer).
The dedication, virtuosity and technic as performer have taken him to reach the music scene acknowledgment. Javier has worked with many artists being part of the Funk trio with Charlie Moreno, in the jazz fusion quartet ‘En el otro lado’, the Verónica Ferreiro quintet, the Jazz trio of Gustavo Díaz, the Swing trio ‘Homenaje a Grappelli’ and the manouche quartet ‘Ménilmontant Swing’.