Thursday jazz-fusion, every Thursday at 22h in our cocktail bar Apotheke.
. Thursday, August 4: Ngomez Nokass
Occasionally we break with the classic, and we dare with more world music. This time we present Ngomez Nokass, Rhythm and African dance with SABAR, DJEMBE and MBALAKH . Their origin: Senegal.
. Thursday, August 11: Mark Aanderud Brazil Project
Mark Aanderud Ochoa is a pianist and native from Mexico City. In the last 15 years he has recorded and toured with a wide variety of world-class artists like The Mars Volta, David Gilmore, Tim Berne, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin, Wood), Cyro Baptista, Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Eric Reeves, Stomu Takeishi, Natalia Lafourcade, Armand Sabal-lecco, Wolfgang Hafner, Marc Miralta, Magos Herrera, Agustin Bernal, Steven Bernstein (Sex Mob), Bill McHenry, Jonathan Kreizberg, Eli Degibri, Pierre Bertrand, Raynald Colom, Eugenia Leon, Eugenio Toussaint, and many others. He has played at festivals and forums across Europe and in the United States, South America, Japan and virtually all of Mexico. He has made recordings and television media as the BBC, Cesky Roshlas, Channel 22, Channel 11, etc.
For this occasion in Ocaña he prepared a repertoire of jazz with Brazilian rhythms with the drummer Otto Jeffe.
. Thursday, August 18: Mel Seme
Resident artist at Ocaña. Born in Camaguey, Cuba, from Haitian parents. Mel Seme began his musical career in the Baptist church from the hand of his brothers and in the company of older musicians interpreting a sort of Latin gospel influenced by the missionaries who came to Cuba from the southern United States. At an early age he began his concern about the composition and approach to multiple instruments among which highlighted the guitar, piano and drums.
Mel Seme has shared the stage with Youssou Ndour, Stewart Copeland, Kymani Marley, Giovanni Hidalgo, Nicholas Payton, Steve Coleman, Fito Paez, among others …
. Thursday, August 25: Carlos Sarduy
Resident artist at Ocaña. He is currently considered one of the Cuban trumpeters most internationally known, percussionist and composer he is also one of the main players in the current Cuban jazz in Spain. From summer 2015 until the end, Carlos has been immersed in a world tour accompanying the great artist Chucho Valdes, participating in jazz festivals such as Jazz Vienne, in France, Lugano Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac, Malta Jazz Festival, Hause of Kulture in Berlin, and the SF jazz, the Town hall in NY, among many others …
Flamenco every Wednesday in August at 21: 30h in our cocktail bar Apotheke.
. Wednesday, August 3: Flamenco Moderno
Jero Ferec is a young guitarist, born in London. He has studied with guitar masters such as El Entri, Rafael Canizares, Gerardo Nunez and Juan Ramón Caro. From 2011 to 2015 he enjoyed the Leask scholarship from the University of Oxford.
And in 2015 he began his studies at the Escuela Sup. de Música de Cataluña (ESMUC).
In London he has played in renowned venues such as Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, The Forge and the Royal Albert Hall.
And in Barcelona he performs regularly in places like Casa Camarón or el Teatro Principal.
He has accompanied renowned dancers like Triana Cortes, Melisa Calero, Isaac Barbero and Susana Escoda and singers like El Pola and Manuel de la Malena.
His touch is both simple and personal.
. Wednesday, August 10: Almonaster
Oliver Haldon “Lefty”, guitarist and composer from Barcelona formed in the ESMUC, began creating his own music very young. His work as a composer has led him to work for artists like Duquende, Montse Cortés or Tana and today he blends the two sides in the project he leads, Almonaster, which takes us from the depths of the soleá or seguiriya to the festive nature of tangos and bulerías. Thus the viewer experiences the flamenco in its emotional dichotomy: joy and sadness, love and anger, expansion and intimacy.
. Wednesday, August 17: Música en el Alma
It is a project of Laura Santos created in 2014, it is pure inspiration, purity and strength, highlighted by the dancing of Maria Jose Gonzalez and Rebecca Monastery. Both are a mixture of face elegance, compass and soniquete accompanied by the heartfelt voice of Laura Santos and the personal and and nice touch of César Moreno.
Sing: LAURA SANTOS, touch: CÉSAR MORENO, dance: MARÍA JOSÉ GONZÁLEZ AND REBECA MONASTERY.
. Wednesday, August 24: Son de Tacón
Toni Moñiz began dancing professionally at 15 years in the Ballet of Jose de la Vega. In 1992 he danced for the opening of the Olympic Games in Barcelona. He won the Carmen Amaya Honor Award for the Dance Contest of the Young Values of the Hospitalet city, as well as awards for Joys, Farruco and Tangos.
Today he is dancer in the group Son de Tacón.
. Wednesday, August 31: Flamenco Quartet
Group is composed with:
Juan Antonio Lopez on guitar,
Albert Cases singing,
Diego Gimenez singing
Ruth Quesada dancing.
Juan Antonio Lopez began playing guitar at age of 13, he is autodidact. In 2105 he completed advanced studies in Flamenco Guitar at the Superior School of Music of Catalonia (ESMUC) obtaining honors in the final concert career.
Chet Baker Blue Mitchel or Miles Dives are the influences of the new Venezuelan 4th trumpet Joseph Derteano.
Cristian Torres (p)
Julia Arnau (d)
Alvaro Taborda (b)
Joseph Derteano (t)
with a repertoire ranging from traditional New Orleans jazz passing through swing them 40 years or melancholy ballad of cool jazz de los años 50, with a trumpet including the part of Latin boleros and bossa nova.
Thursday 28 July at 22h in the Apotheke, free entrance.
Toni Moñiz began dancing professionally at 15 years in the Ballet of Jose de la Vega. In 1992 he danced for the opening of the Olympic Games in Barcelona. He is the winner of the Carmen Amaya Honor Award, as well as awards for Joys, Farruco and Tangos.
Today he is dancer of the group Son de Tacón.
Wednesday 27th July at 21:30h at Apotheke, free entrance.
Martin Leiton, one of the busiest bassists of the local scene as well as national and international, brings a trio of strength, elegance and teacher experience Jazz saxophonist Vicent Macián and creativity and freshness teacher battery Ramon Prats and invites us to travel to the kingdom of Broadway composers 40 and 50 in combination with some propiaso compositions inspired by the golden age of jazz.
Thursday, July 21 at 22h in Apotheke. Free entry.
Oliver Haldon “Lefty”, guitarist and composer from Barcelona formed in the ESMUC, began creating his own music very young.
His work as a composer has led him to work for artists like Duquende, Montse Cortés or Tana and today blend the two sides in the project led, Almonaster, which takes us from the depths of the soleá or seguiriya to the festive nature of tangos and bulerías.
The viewer experiences the flamenco in its emotional dichotomy: joy and sadness, love and anger, expansion and intimacy.
Wednesday, July 20 at 21: 30h in Apotheke. Free entry.
The Samba de roda in the region of the Bahian Recôncavo means a mixture of music, dance, poetry and celebration. Present throughout the state of Bahia, the samba is practiced mainly in the region of Recôncavo.
For this occasion, we created a roda exclusively designed for Apotheke Ocana, to create an exciting tropical climate and make everyone dance.
Thursday, July 14 at 22h at Apotheke, free admission.
Great dancer of 25 years, this artist Pedro Pérez Medrano native of Barcelona toured the world was a great success as it has an exceptional talent.
It presents a dance that has evolved very imbued with a modern twist in accordance with the fundamental flamenco.
Wednesday, July 13 at 22h, free admission.
This week we receive again one of our monthly residencies in Ocaña with Carlos Sarduy.
Thursday, 7 July from 10pm at Apotheke.