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July 2019, the HU2 Jazz ConneXion had a wonderful time in Huesca and Alquézar. Below you’ll find some impressions!

HU2 JC in Alquézar
Jamsession HU2 JC in Bar Bendita Ruina Huesca
Mikel Legasa and Alvaro Ocón
Carlos Raso during one of his flute solos

Kick off 2018

In June 2018, Jazzforkids visited the Netherlands performing in a fantastic way and in 2019 The Young Ones came to Spain in order to continue this cultural trip: a musical, professional and unforgettable experience.

Sandra, Laura and Jara during the concert in Huesca
Alvaro Ocón
Juan, Rubén and Mikel
HU2 JC – Hulst 2018
HU2 JC – Huesca 2019

Concerts in Alquezar on 6th July 2019 and in Huesca on 7th July

«Jazzforkids» invited “The Young Ones” (50 musicians from Hulst) to Huesca on 5, 6, and 7 July 2019 where they met again, playing in different jazz combos, having big band rehearsals and improvisation classes with different teachers. The HU2 JC performed twice, the first time in Alquezar and the final concert was in Huesca’s city center, where the Dutch councillor Frank van Driessche represented Hulst.

Frank van Driessche
councillor local government Hulst

In the first edition of this project, the Dutch saxophonist Yoran Aarssen was invited to provide a masterclass about improvising, whereas in 2019 we embraced the Dutch conductor Machiel de Kruijf, Alejandro Esperanza & José Antonio Lopez who also worked with different combos on improvisation and interpretation.

Yoran Aarssen

Women & Jazz

An important part of this musical encounter is to promote and highlight the importance of young women playing Jazz and continue doing so. So therefore we created a female combo where girls from both countries exchange musical experiences and give more visibility to women in the world of jazz.

Laura Sanchez and Leyre Navarro
Jara García
Izarbe García

Team HU2 Jazz ConneXion

  • Sandra de Smit                 teamleader “HU2 Jazz Connexion”
  • Dani Escolano                   coordinator “Proyecto Jazz for Kids”
  • Arno Kramer                     coordinator “The Young Ones”
  • Machiel de Kruijf             conductor“The Young Ones”
  • Alejandro Esperanza       teacher & pianist Jazz

Would you like to know more about our international activities? Don’t hesitate and send us your mail to jazzforkidsspain@gmail.com.

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