A young boy, attached to the music of the past, uses his imagination to travel back in time and in his dreams finds himself in a Jazz club from the 1950s, where unforgettable standards of American popular music are performed! He portrays impressive jazz artists one by one in that ideal club in his mind… Thus begins an exciting music show evoking the beautiful and unforgettable voices of singers who managed to bring the most distilled jazz music to the audience in a fresh and innovative style! Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Nat King Cole, Nina Simone, Dean Martin, Edith Piaf, Fred Astaire… The Bards of Jazz musical (Original Name: Trovadores del Jazz) is from 1950, the golden age of jazz music. It pays tribute to these iconic artists from the ‘s.
The voices of Susan Martín and Gonzalo Alcain, together with the mastery of pianist Julio Martín, will transport us to that time when contrasts, shadows and lights, tragic stories and musical perfection, unforgettable compositions and unique legends who performed great songs like “Fly Me to the Moon” lived. What other jazz standards are there? “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”, “As Time Goes By”, “Cheek to Cheek”, “The Lady is a Tramp”… From jazz in the mid-20th century and its great songs, nurtured by influential composers and arrangers, underwent countless transformations, and were collected in the popular songbook “The Great American Song Book”.
“Trovadores del Jazz” promises an intimate journey between the melancholy and beauty-filled sounds of Jazz, the American popular music of those times, and the standards of iconic artists who constitute the bitter reality of their off-stage lives, often marked by alcohol, drugs and complexity. Love affairs and tragedy… But they had an unparalleled charisma and a sensational ability to transform the darkness and fragility of their lives into light and magnificence when they stood in front of the microphone.
This 80-minute musical full of jazz standards meets the audience at Teatro Arlequín in Madrid on 6 November, 16 November, 20 November, 27 November, 11 December, 18 December and 27 December. I wish venues like Zorlu PSM would feature musicals like this, so they could take us to this 50’s jazz before we fly to Spain!
For those who have the opportunity, tickets for the musical in Madrid are on sale here: https://teatroarlequingranvia.com/eventos/trovadores-del-jazz/
Interview with the artists in the musical in Spanish:
Social Media Pages of the Musical “Trovadores del Jazz”