Barcelona Big Blues Band

Traditionally, Barcelona has been presenting great jazz and swing Big Bands for many years. Since the beginning of 70´s there have been many musicians and music arrangers who were seduced by the caracteristic power and versatile style of this band formation. But, so far, none of them was envolved deeply in blues or rhythm´n´blues music. The Barcelona Big Blues Band, lead by double bass player Ivan Kovacevic, combines a group of great musicians who create an energetic sound that is capable of beeing wild, raw and sofisticated at the same time. In his arrangements, Kovacevic applies his whole experience and judgment that he acquired playing in small combo bands and also being a great fan of early R&B music. The final resault is a driving, powerhouse sound,following the line of bands like T-Bone Walker or Johnny Otis.

Following the idea to make every concert unique, Barcelona Big Blues Band has played with lot of special guests from all over the world, well known soloist that from the rhythm & blues scene, such as: Dani Nel · lo, Blas Picón, Big Dani Perez, Drew Davies, Ray Gelato, Mike Sanchez, Agusti Burriel, Myriam Swanson, Mark Tortorici, Knock Out Greg, Lluis Coloma, Barbara Clifford, Pere Puertas, Steve Lucky & Crmen Getit.

In each show B4 make the audience enjoy the music same way they do..With all their soul !!

The Band

  • IVAN KOVACEVIC – DOUBLE BASS & DIRECTOR
  • DUSKA MISCEVIC, IGNASI POCH – ALTO SAX
  • ARTEM ZHULIEV, POL PRATS – TENOR SAX
  • NURIA VITÓ – BARITONE SAX
  • JAUME TORNÉ, VICTOR VERGES – TRUMPET
  • PERE MASAFRET, IGOR KOSSENKOV – TROMBONE
  • HECTOR MARTÍN – GUITAR
  • FEDERICO MAZZANTI – PIANO
  • MARTÍ ELIAS – DRUMS

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Los Mambo Jambo

Los Mambo Jambo es la banda instrumental creadora del ‘Sonido Jambofónico’, una mezcla salvaje de rock&roll, rhythm&blues, surf y swing interpretada bajo una perspectiva contemporánea. Su estilo es producto de la conjura de sus cuatro componentes, figuras emblemáticas de la escena del rock&roll y el jazz en España: Dani Nel·lo (saxo), Dani Baraldés (guitarra), Ivan Kovacevic (contrabajo) y Anton Jarl (batería).

El cuarteto nace a finales del 2009 en Barcelona. La música instrumental es un lenguaje universal y Los Mambo Jambo se unen con la vocación de lanzar una propuesta directa e intemporal, una invitación que conecte con cualquier persona en cualquier lugar del mundo. A día de hoy, Los Mambo Jambo tienen publicados tres álbumes y cuatro 7’’, uno de ellos en colaboración con el cantante estadounidense Barrence Withfield.

Los Mambo Jambo han tenido desde el principio una vocación internacional. Han paseado su “Sonido Jambofónico” por los escenarios de toda Europa (Noruega, Alemania, UK, Italia, Holanda…) y por México, donde reciben una acogida especialmente calurosa. Su segundo disco “Impacto Inminente” (Isotónic Records) apareció publicado antes en México que en Europa. Y su tercer disco “Jambology”, tuvo una acogida impactante entre sus fans, la prensa y los medios, y en escenarios de España y toda Europa.

Parte del éxito de Los Mambo Jambo reside en sus enérgicos directos. Su repertorio lo conforman temas concisos y muy intensos ejecutados con fe, precisión y entrega. En esencia, un directo de Los Mambo Jambo, es una comunión de energías entre la banda y el público.

Formación:

  • Dani Nel·lo: Saxofón
  • Ivan Kovacevic: Contrabajo
  • Anton Jarl: Batería
  • Dani Baraldés: guitarra

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Ivan Kovacevic 5 Spots

 


There was a time when jazz was breathing fire, it smoked up the air and it danced to the clink of ice cubes soaked in distilled liver-piercing fluids. More than music, it was a punch in the establishment’s face, a yearning for life and freedom that was expressed with no concessions whatsoever. Energetic, intense and vital, it was meant to shake the emotional nerve and make the body temperature rise while the pla­yers’ souls were burning in hell. lt was never a matter of form or aesthetics only, but rather a praise of immediacy.

Enjoy the moment as if this was your last doy and project that as if it were your first. The lowest passions and the noblest feelings were together as one piece in the conversation of that rhythm which is pure enthusiasm. AII these sensations and many other emo­tions -which are hard to transcribe into words- reaffirm the strong and honest 5 Spots project with a wealth of credi­bility.

Press “play” and there will be NO stopping them!

Pere Pons

 

Links:

5 spots - Cava de Blues

Ivan Kivacevic 5 Spots en iTunes

Shift, la primera portada de un disco realizada con la lente Petzval

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