The renowned Canarian pianist and composer Alexis Alonso joins one of the greatest jazz and flamenco legends in Spain, Jorge Pardo, creating an intimate duet show where sensitivity, strength and emotion emanate from the first note.
The germ of this union is in the collaboration of Jorge Pardo in one of the themes of Alexis Alonso’s latest solo piano album, “Love in Floating Bridges”, where the brilliance of the flautist and saxophonist from Madrid accompanies the beauty of the compositions of Alexis Alonso and his magic on piano.
Alexis Alonso and Jorge Pardo present a close and moving concert, giving life to a show that surprises with an attempt to transcend the music itself. Each theme is a story that makes its way, an experience, art …
“La Vida en el Agua” (Life in Water) joined Jorge Pardo and Alexis Alonso in a project where both flow in a positive way. This duo of artists came to this conclusion after understanding that something truly special had been born with their musical union. Now is the time to share all that emotion and beauty with the public.
Alexis Alonso and Jorge Pardo have designed a repertoire that embarks the audience on a journey through the creativity of two committed creators. On this journey, the musicians make a very special bet that the public can be impregnated forever.
PRESS & REVIEWS
“Alexis Alonso is one of the musicians who build bridges to embrace the world, Jorge Pardo is one of our giants who invites search and adventure without concessions. The walk together of Alexis Alonso and Jorge Pardo deserves a celebration in style.” (Pere Pons / rtve – radio 4)
“Two great artists. Of course, Alexis Alonso is a magnificent pianist and composer who joins in this project with one of our most international figures, Jorge Pardo.” (Pachi Tapiz / Tomajazz)
“A repertoire created by Alexis Alonso and Jorge Pardo, a hand in hand, a very special combination with germ in La Vida en el Agua (Life in the Water)” (Sergio Cabanillas / Universos Paralelos)
“The duet of Alexis Alonso and Jorge Pardo is incredible” (Miquel Tuset / Jazz Club de Nit)
“A very poetic journey proposed by the masters Alexis Alonso and Jorge Pardo” (Nathalie Boghen)
“The musical machinery was truly perfect and the chemistry between both artists made a concert flow that will surely embody a next album together.” (Héctor Martín González / Canción a Quemarropa – rtvc)
“Yes, this concert has nothing to envy in terms of technique, quality, stage and artists to the famous and legendary concert by Keith Jarrett in Cologne (Germany) in 1975. With a dedicated audience at the Tenerife Auditorium with Alexis Alonso and Jorge Pardo the duo said goodbye to applause and cheers.” Jesus Hernandez (Culturamania)
One of the most relevant figures in world jazz and flamenco. Madrid’s Jorge Pardo has shared the stage from Camarón to Gil Goldstein.
Jorge Pardo received on January 15, 2013 at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris the Award for Best European Jazz Musician, by the prestigious French Academy of Jazz.
Jorge was awarded on October 27, 2015 with the “National Prize for Current Music” awarded by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The Tenerife pianist is starring in one of the most notable irruptions in recent years on the Spanish jazz scene
Both on solo piano and leading his own band (Alexis Alonso Quartet), the pianist and composer from Tenerife has enjoyed the applause of the public and critics since the beginning of his career as a leader. He previously has a long career as a soundtrack composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist.
In addition to Jorge Pardo, Alexis Alonso has had other great world-class collaborations in his work (Seamus Blake, Ralph Alessi, Marco Mezquida or Pedrito Martínez).
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