La Locomotora Negra: 25th Peralada Festival
Enjoy a wonderful evening with La Locomotora Negra's black 1920s and 1930s flavoured jazz at the Peralada Festival 2011.
The first concerts of the Castell de Peralada International Music Festival took place in 1987 and since then it has been held, without exception, during the months of July and August at the historical venue of Castillo de Peralada. In 1992, it became part of the select European Festivals Association (EFA), which underlined it as a high‐quality festival on a par with other important events such as Bayreuth, Berlin, Florence and Salzburg. The Castell de Peralada Festival showcases recitals by famous singers, symphony and choir concerts, operas, musical theatre, dance, jazz, pop, chamber music concerts and family‐orientated performances.
La Locomotora Negra is one of Spain's biggest swing bands. Its 1920s and 1930s flavoured jazz, which includes versions of Duke Ellington and Count Basie in the New Orleans style, also offers new compositions that can hold their own alongside great past masters. And it is with this abundant vitality that this big band formed as a quintet in 1971. This year, it will be celebrating its 40th anniversary.
The festival actively supports Spanish composers and artists and commissions projects and musical scores with the aim of enriching the cultural variety on offer in Spain. At the same time, soloists and prestigious international ensembles from different artistic fields are invited to take part. This philosophy has allowed Peralada to enjoy a widespread fame and has positioned the festival as one of the most important cultural events in Spain during the summer period.
Trumpets: Ricard GILI (leader), Ferran CAILÀ, Miquel DONAT, Isidre DELGADO
Trombones: Marc TREPAT, Víctor GONZÁLEZ, Òscar FONT, Xavier TREPAT
Saxophones: Lluís TREPAT, alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet; Albert GASSULL, alto saxophone;
Tomás GONZÁLEZ, tenor saxophone; Toni GILI, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Àngel MOLAS, baritone saxophone, alto saxophone, clarinet
Rhythm section: Tòfol TREPAT, piano; Carles GILI, drums; Jordi CASANOVAS, double bass; Albert ROMANÍ, guitar
A co‐production of the Castell de Peralada Festival, Barcelona Festival Jazz and La Locomotora Negra