LondonJazz TransLATES is a monthly series on Friday
Each session of the series celebrates the directness of expression and communication that vocalists can achieve when performing songs in their mother tongue. Order a drink, house lights down, and you're taken - in the mind - straight to a foreign country and connected directly to the emotional heart of a different culture.
The series is devised, and the singers and songs will be introduced and explained by jazz journalist, Sebastian Scotney, editor of LondonJazz News:
"Other South Americans tell a joke about us Argentinians and our arrogance," says singer Guillermo Rozenthuler, who has put together a programme for Crazy Coqs of specially arranged songs from traditional and modern Argentine folklore and tango, with a mischievous twiinkle in his eye. "They say that whenever there is a lightning storm over Buenos Aires, we all assume that God is taking our picture."
The Friday date for Guillermo's Crazy Coqs appearance in the LondonJazz TransLATES series falls on Flag Day, a national holiday in Argentina.
Before moving to the UK in 2000, Guillermo had built a successful career over more than a decade in Buenos Aires as as performer and voice coach. The adoptive Londoner works with Rioplatenses, London Tango Orchestra, Midnight Tango and with jazz musicians such as Tina May and Gilad Atzmon. Guillermo is a unique figure on the UK scene, bringing music into unusual contexts in his work with Live Music Now. He is also highly in demand as a music educator, working with the London Vocal Project and the Global Music Foundation.
He will be singing and playing guitar.
With Andres Ticino on percussion and Javier Fioramonti on bass guitar.
"Guillermo has that star quality." Sheila Jordan
"Guillermo has rocked me with his amazing swinging versatility." Mark Murphy