It is already the middle of the year and one of the most awaited moments of the year has arrived. “The best Jazz Festival in Quintana Roo” by The universal, our Oasis Jazz U festival will give us the honor to present for the second time Trombone Shorty, who returns this June 1st. to the Oasis Arena to delight our ears and hearts, as he did in the 2013 edition along with his band Orleans Avenue and who will share the stage with Stanley Clarke Band that will perform on June 2.
Recall that this is the seventh edition of a festival that has stood out since 2012 for inviting to listen live to the best exponents of jazz and funk of today that undoubtedly brings together lovers of this genre to witness the performances of artists such as such as Tower of Power (2016) Marcus Miller (2017), Diego El Cigala (2015) among others.
One of the most outstanding editions was that of 2014, paying tribute to the great Paco de Lucía, where artists such as Paquito D’ Rivera, Chuchito Valdéz and his great friend Juan D’Anyelica honored the memory of the transcendental composer from Algeciras.
As is customary at Oasis Hotels & Resorts, excellence prevails and that is what we look for in our guest artists in each edition. Here are the highlights of the career of both artists who will be performing at our Oasis Arena in the coming weeks.
Troy Andrews, better known as Trombone Shorty, is a young musician who has been on stage since he was four years old, of American origin who grew up in a family of musicians as he is the brother of James Andrews and grandson of singer-songwriter Jessie Hill. to mention just a few. Shorty, noted for his trumpet playing, is a master of the organ, drums and tuba. He has been part of the band of musicians such as Lenny Kravitz and Eric Clapton and has even played at the White House.
His awards include Artist of the Year in early 2007 by Offbeat music magazine. Trombone, has also won honors as Best Contemporary Jazz Artist, among others.
Stanley Clarke is an American bassist, who was part of the first jazz fusion band, as well as having collaborated in the composition of songs for music and television.
Clarke has been noted for his peculiar technique of playing the electric bass in such a way that, they produce a biting percussive touch. As well as the incredible variation of the “slap-n’-pop” that are very present in pieces like “School Days”, “Rock and Roll Jelly” and “Wild Dog”.
Stanley Clarke, has also been a 2011 Grammy Award-winning artist for Best Contemporary Jazz Album and his song “No Mystery” was nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Performance among others.
It is worth mentioning that all proceeds from the tickets will go to the Oasis Foundation, which aims to improve the quality of life of its community with programs dedicated to culture, community development, disability, education and health.
Admission will be free for our guests of The Pyramid at Grand Oasis, while prices for the general public are as follows:
- VIP $900 pesos (incluye snacks y bebidas)
- General $600 pesos
It will be impossible to miss these magical jazz nights that will surely delight you and confirm that Oasis Loves Jazz.