Toni Vaquer

Toni Vaquer is one of the most important and recognized Jazz musicians in the Balearic Islands, a precise pianist who stands out for his work as a composer and arranger. Vaquer's music is based on the melody and the timbric colour as a means of expression, and it always offers a great listening depth.

Vocational musician, he received a scholarship to study at Berklee College of Music (Boston), where he specialized in composition and piano. In Boston he created a big band, Toni Vaquer and the Voodoo Children Collecticve, that he conducts during his stay in America. In January 2018 he returned home, and he put together a replica of hi American big band, formed by his pals: Pep Garau, Julián Sánchez, Iván González, Pol Padrós, Natsuko Sugao, Félix Rossy (tp & flh ), Vicent Pérez, Aram Montagut, Rita Payés (tb), Amaiur González (tuba), Joan Mas (com), Miguel 'Pintxo' Villar (ss, as & ts) Gorka Garay (cl, fl, a-fl) Albert Cherry, Santi De la Rubia (ss & ts), Enrique Oliver (ts), Marcel·lí Bayer (com, bs, cl, b-cl), Luis Rocha (b-cl) Albert Bover, Marco Mezquida (p) , Jaume Llombart (g), Marc Cuevas, Pau Sala (b), Ramon Prats, Roger Gutiérrez (d), Jorge Rossy & d)

 

Works

→ Noninó (2015): recorded live at the Igualada Jazz Festival where Vaquer received the White Card from Igualadí Estival. The white letter is one of the most distinctive features of the Jazz Estival. A white card is given to a musician to create a project and present it in concert. In addition to recording and publishing this concert.

Toni Vaquer - piano and compositions
Joan Mas - high sax
Miguel "Pintxo" Villar - sao tenor
Dani Pérez - guitar
David Mengual - double bass,
Ramon Prats - the battery

→ Homage to Salvador Font 'Mantequilla', together with the Glissando Big Band (2017): in this tribute, Vaquer has fixed six themes of Font and, moreover, an experimental introduction.

→ The end of time (2018): a jazz interpretation of the work of French Messiaen. Structured in eight parts, according to Cowboy's interpretation.

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