Music fans who love jazz standards in small band and big band settings, interpreted with improvisation at the highest level in an exquisite hall: This is your show. Barcelona-bred prodigy Andrea Motis returns to SJW to share her astonishing trumpet and vocal talent, accompanied by her own band, which includes the founder of the famed Sant Andreu Jazz Band, Joan Chamorro.
Joining Andrea is one of the world’s greatest trombonists, Wycliffe Gordon, who first played with her in Barcelona. Andrea’s sound is nothing short of exquisite, and her fresh interpretations of standards bring comparisons to her inspirations, Chet Baker and Louis Armstrong. In addition to her Barcelona quintet, Andrea is joined for this special performance by the SJW 50/50 Jazz Orchestra, a new ensemble dedicating to establishing gender equality in jazz, and made up of women and men who are among the top artists in the Bay Area. With hot trumpet and sweet vocals, blazing trombone, combo and big band—this show is going to swing!
Andrea Motis, trumpet and vocals
Wycliffe Gordon, trombone
Joan Chamorro, bass
Josep Traver, guitar
Ignasi Terrassa, piano
Esteve Pi, drums
SJW 50/50 Jazz Orchestra
Copresented with the Stanford Jazz Festival