Madrid and Cape Town

March has been a busy month: we have’nt stopped traveling and meeting new and wonderful people to share our music with. We have been treated so well that we wanted to record it on our blog.

Ellas Crean Festival, Madrid


On 20 and 21 March we played in Conde Duque of Madrid with Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro Group, within the Ellas Crean festival. And they wrote about us:

[...] it was the turn of the overwhelming singer, trumpeter and saxophonist Andrea Motis. Concerts were enjoyed by the audience from the early moments, accompanied by the quartet directed by bassist and saxophonist Joan Chamorro; new sensations are not now an impossible territory.

[...] In the piano, Ignasi Terraza offered an explosion of homemade latin creativity. On the guitar, Josep Traver, old ally of Joan Chamorro, is able to follow him in his expeditions of a thousand miles, and drummer Esteve Pi a real find for the group, a kind of Chamorro’s older brother when using the bass. This is the jazz that still delights us. [...] A win in the making.

The whole article was published at the festival’s website (in spanish).

In fact, on the 20th, the spanish newspaper El País also published Despacio pequeña diva –”Slowly little diva”–, specially about Andrea (in spanish).

Cape Town International Jazz Festival


On March 27th we played in Cape Town with Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro Group, in the Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Besides the festival press conference, journalist Fabio Victor interviewed us for the Brazilian newspaper Folha de S. Paulo, and had these words about Andrea:

[...] A highlight among the visitors was the Spanish Andrea Motis, 19, a girl who sings and plays, as well as veteran, trumpet and sax. Her show blended jazz standards (such as “The Way You Look Tonight” and “Sun Showers”) with Brazilian music: “Affectionate”, “Morning of Carnival”, “Flor de Liz” and “Samba em Preludio”. Motis, of course, sang with accent, but without missing any of the letters.

Here the whole chronicle about the festival on Folha de S.Paulo (in portuguese).

We couldn’t be happier!