The Museum is joining the Aste Nagusia week’s celebrations by opening its doors so the public can enjoy the exhibitions and listen to a jazz performance every day.
Tuesday, August 20: Michael Kanan Trio
Michael Kanan will be putting on a performance with Guillem Arnedo (drums) and Dee Jay Foster (double bass). Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Michael Kanan moved to New York in 1991, playing and recording with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Mark Turner, and Jorge Rossy, among others. In 1996, he joined the band of legendary singer Jimmy Scott, while in 2001, he became the accompanist and arranger for one of today’s most celebrated vocalists, Jane Monheit.
Wednesday, August 21: Lucía Pulido Trio and Miguel “Pintxo” Villar
Born in Colombia and living in New York, Lucía Pulido is coming with Juan Pablo Balcázar (double bass) and Juan R. Berbín (drums), with Miguel “Pintxo” Villar, the great saxophonist from Navarra, as guest musician. Boasting a powerful, sophisticated voice, Pulido explores a variety of genres: cumbia and bullerengue from coastal Colombia and the Caribbean, currulao from the Pacific, joropo from the Eastern Plains of Colombia, Colombian vaquería songs, and more.
Thursday, August 22: Itxaso Quartet
Basque singer Itxaso will be introducing her quartet in the Atrium of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. The ensemble includes three internationally renowned musicians: Daniel Pérez (guitar), Benítez (saxophone) and Borja Barrueta (drums), from Getxo. Well-established in the Basque jazz scene, Itxaso has sung and recorded with numerous artists and bands, including José Luis Canal, Joan Monné, Albert Sanz, Iñaki Salvador, Gonzalo Tejada, Jon Urrutia, Teresa Zabalza, Gontzal Mendibil, Amaya Uranga, Kepa Junkera, and Diego Vasallo.
Friday, August 23: Miryam Latrece Quartet
Miryam Latrece is coming with a new album, Quiero cantarte, recorded with international guest musicians: Pablo Martín Caminero (double bass), Cuban maestro Michael Olivera (drums), and the versatile pianist Marco Mezquida. Latrece, from Madrid, offers a mestizo repertoire, with roots in various cultures and traces of admired musicians like Lole y Manuel, Joan Manuel Serrat, Djavan, and Camarón de la Isla, among others.