A taste of European Jazz music at the 4th Katara European Jazz Festival

 08 Nov 2017 - 20:26

A taste of European Jazz music at the 4th Katara European Jazz Festival

The Peninsula

Doha: In cooperation with eleven European embassies to the State of Qatar, the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara inaugurated the fourth edition of Katara European Jazz Festival, on Wednesday, the 8th of November, behind building 5. The festival is scheduled to last until the 12th of the same month. 

From the participating countries in the latest edition of Katara’s European Jazz Festival: Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, Romania and Switzerland.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, the General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation- Katara, Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, was quoted saying; “Once again we meet to celebrate the much-awaited launch of Katara European Jazz Festival, with the fruitful cooperation of eleven European embassies, all of which are profound and rich in their cultures and arts. Not to forget to state that we definitely share a common vision; which is promoting rapprochement and communication between cultures and peoples through an artistic platform.”
“We are also pleased to demonstrate a wide array of artistic and cultural events from across Europe, as the festival will not only entail musical and artistic performances, but will also include workshops which will be conducted in cooperation with Qatar Academy of Music, with the participation of renowned artists. Furthermore, the festival is an opportunity for those interested to live a one-of-a-kind experience Jazz experience while discovering the various patterns and genres found in the field.” Katara’s Chief added.
On Wednesday, the festival kicked off with the performances of a German band entitled, ‘Favo’ and a Bulgarian Jazz show by; Hilda Kazasyan Band.

On Thursday, the 9th of November, audiences will be on a date with an Italian band, titled; Filomena Campus Quartet, at 7:00pm. A harmonic marriage of Jazz music with unusual invasions of theatrical images and poetry. The band is led by Filomena Campus an Internationally renowned and award-winning Sardinian Jazz vocalist, lyricist and theatre director. 

Following the Italian performance, a band from Switzerland, called; Marc Perrenoud Trio, is scheduled to play at 8:30pm. The music of the “Marc Perrenoud trio” concentrates best qualities of contemporary Jazz. The composer and pianist Marc Perrenoud, bassist Marco Muller and drummer Cyril Ragamey have developed their own “band sound” throughout the years.

On the same day, visitors will enjoy some European tones from Portugal, by Lokomotiv band, at 9:30pm. The Trio started their band in 1997 with modern Portuguese Jazz music. Aiming to explore the fusion between Portuguese traditional rhythms and improvised music, as well as rock elements, African and oriental flavours.