Flamenco meets jazz (Sadler’s Wells, 10 July)

Peter Bacon reports:

Flamenco meets Jazz (Publicity photo)

The improvisatory links are strong, so bringing jazz music together with flamenco dance feels like a very natural marriage, but one too that will strike sparks. In the Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Wednesday 10 July, three musicians and one dancer willl be providiing the sparks. They are pianist David Peña Dorantes, double bassist Adam Ben Ezra, saxophonist Tim Ries and dancer Jesús Carmona. Dorantes, who closed the Flamenco Festival in 2007, uses influences from classical to Celtic to create an avant-garde style that is wholly his own. The Daily Telegraphy called him a “spellbinding performer”. Carmona’s dancing is described as “hypnotic”. This will be the show’s UK premiere. LINK: More details and booking 

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