Jorge da Rocha presents a show in which the double bass plays the lead character in a variety of musical roles. Jorge presents a mixture of his own compositions and some crowd favourites, interpreted in a unique and individual way. Double bass, voice, percussion and a loop station in the hands of a single musician who searches for new routes to arrive at the same destination: the heart and soul of the listener.
The project can be seen as an investigation of new techniques of playing this very special instrument. It is also the discovery of a new instrument for this musician - his own voice. Jorge performs a repertoire containing a curious mix of styles from Bob Marley to Bjork or Radiohead, and from Amy Winehouse to the White Stripes.
Matías Muñoz (piano), Joao Vieira (drums) and I have been playing together as Mosaico Jazz Trio since 2009. Over the years we've established a very strong musical connection, which you can hear and feel in our shows, and in this project I've found a place to really express and develop my creativity without limits. Our last album (Reflejos) contains original compositions by each different member of the group and features Raynald Colom (trumpet), Dani Peréz (guitar) and Mû (voice). Mosaico's music is based on the creation and composition of original pieces influenced by a variety of different musical styles: essentially we are a jazz trio drawing on rock, pop, electronic and classical roots.
I met Anna when she was living in Barcelona. Both the beauty of her compositions and the presence of electronic elements captured my attention. I love how our instruments (vibraphone and double bass) fit together and the freedom I feel while playing her music. Our collaboration was temporarily interrupted by her move to Berlin, but in 2012 we met again to record her third album. The musical complicity that I experience when we play together makes me believe that we will play together again in the future.
With this trio I've begun to learn about flamenco, a musical style I really respect which is largely an unknown world to me. The group includes Isabel Vinardell (voice) Jordi Rodriguez (guitar) and myself (double bass) and together we play an elegant show in tribute to some of the most well known Spanish flamenco music. This trio plays regularly in different kinds of events and celebrations.