With top tango artist Blas Rivera
This Summer World Heart Beat is hosting the world class Argentinian tango artist Blas Rivera, who will be leading the Academy's first Summer School. All instrumentalists are welcome, and vocalists too.
As a sonorous bridge between the cradles of tango and jazz, the music of Blas Rivera blends with mastery the passions of both 'poles' of the Americas with the technical sophistication of the classics. The result is an experience that puts intelligence and emotion together.
There will be two classes - one for young musicians at grades 1-8, and another for advanced musicians. The course is £70 for all 4 days, and there are also limited bursaries available on application. This is a unique opportunity for young musicians to widen their repertoire and immerse themselves in the c’est la vie summer lifestyle that tango embodies.
Friday 28th July: 15:00 – 17:00 Intermediate class | 18:00 – 21:00 Advanced class
Saturday 29th July: 15:00 – 17:00 Intermediate class | 18:00 – 21:00 Advanced class
Sunday 30th July: 12:00 – 14:00 Intermediate Final Rehearsal | 15:00 – 17:00 Advanced Final Rehearsal | 18:00 Tango concert at World Heart Beat
Tuesday 1st August: 19:45 Rehearsals and 606 Club Concert
Book your place here...
0208 870 3042
Concert tickets are available through the 606 Club website.
Blas is a renowned composer, saxophone player and pianist. Originally from Argentina, but with strong roots in Brazil, he has created new and original music that bridges the worlds of tango and jazz. He has been teaching musicality for choreographers and dancers, helping them develop a deep comprehension of the universality of music, which goes beyond cultural borders.
He received the outstanding artist award at the 1998 Montreux JazzFestival, and has toured throughout Europe and Latin America. Through the last few years, he has recorded seven CDs with musicians from all over the world, including pianist Pablo Ziegler and violinist Fernando Suarez Paz, both former members of the Astor Piazzolla Quintet.
Blas Rivera has performied at some of the most important Jazz Festivals such as Montreux and La Villette.
July 17, 2017