Gulf Jazz Festival in Kuwait

April 20, 20160 Comments

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On Thursday, April 28th 2016 at 8pm annual , famous Gulf Jazz Festival will be held for the first time at Hilton Resort Kuwait. Great artists from the Netherlands – Mike del Ferro Trio with singer Lucette Snellenburg will present a selection of popular standards as well as original compositions. Concert is under patronage of the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands. Tickets for concert and BBQ dinner in price KD.20 will be available later on. You can make reservation on: [email protected]

Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro is a highly sought-after composer, pianist and arranger who writes and performs in an impressive array of musical genres. He has travelled the world extensively (so far 112 countries), searching for collaborations with musicians from cultures quite different to his own, and the musical results have been eye-opening, building musical bridges between cultures not normally within reach of each other. He has recently signed a contract with Challenge Records International for a series of 10 CDs named “the Journey”, taken from collaborations with musicians all over the world. The first trio CD (“songs inspired by wandering the globe”, recorded with his new trio featuring Dutch bassist Jeroen Vierdag and Belgian drummer Bruno Castellucci) ) was released worldwide in the spring of 2012, and the second album will be launched in the spring of 2013, with Vocalist / Guitarist Ceumar from Brazil.
Mike’s father was opera singer Leonard del Ferro (1921-1992), who sang and recorded with Maria Callas and Leonard Bernstein, and from the very start his childhood was thus filled with music of the highest order. A native of Amsterdam, he started his career studying classical piano at the age of nine and after falling in love with jazz he pursued his studies on Jazz and received a Masters of Music in Contemporary Music at the Amsterdam Conservatory. His reputation as a soloist, accompanist, composer and arranger has led to worldwide performances, recordings and tours with musicians such as Toots Thielemans, Jack DeJohnette, Randy Brecker, Branford Marsalis, Oscar Castro Neves, Deborah Brown, Erik Truffaz, Jorge Rossy, Scott Hamilton, Richard Galliano, Thijs van Leer (Focus), Harold Land, Jan Akkerman, Norma Winstone, Benny Bailey, Candy Dulfer, Trijntje Oosterhuis, Badi Assad amongst so many others. To date he has recorded 15 albums under his own name and he has appeared on countless albums in many different genres from Dixieland to Salsa.

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