1. What is the philosophy of Matisse Club and what sort of clientele do you have?
The philosophy of Matisse Club is to offer a multi-disciplinary and quality programme, to enrich the listener, as well as to provide an experience where public and artist share an intimate moment live. We believe we have created a space where any person can feel attracted to our proposal, whatever their age or background.
2. Tell us about the styles of live music that you can experience…
As we were saying, we offer all kinds of concerts for everyone. Our programme covers musical genres as far apart as classical music, blues, reggae, jazz, flamenco, swing, salsa, hip-hop, pop, rock, indie and more. We have scheduled ‘Tibetan music’ or ‘Early music’ with a harpsichord, ‘viola de gamba’ and original instruments; with these two examples you can have an idea of the versatility of our programme.
3. Could you describe some other activities you have in your programme?
Aside from our musical programme that covers concerts and jam sessions, we also have agreements for auditions with several music conservatories and music academies. We also host themed parties, multi-disciplinary performances, exhibitions, paint-music, master classes, stand-up comedy, language exchanges, Schubertiadas, private events, projections, conferences or any kind of celebration. For that matter, the venue is extremely versatile and we believe we will be adding more activities in the near future.
4. Please recommend ‘24/7 Valencia’ readers some interesting acts that will be featuring at Matisse Club in the coming months…
With such an eclectic programme it is difficult to compare or highlight any event. However, we would emphasize our Tuesday’s programme where we host a triple jam session: the musical soirée or Schubertiada from 7pm to 9pm, a classical music open mic, ideal for students of music where they are in need of rehearsing their programmes for contests, tests, competitive examinations or concerts in a more relaxed environment and ideal to meet new people while creating music.
Later, from 9.30pm until midnight, we have a freestyle jam session with Victor Jimenez surrounded by great musicians. At midnight, it’s time for some Afro-American music in its most carefree and spicy way. Funk, R&B, blues, soul or reggae music gain prominence with Leandro Yanguas and The Fonkee Felas Party.
We could highlight many events but we can guarantee that Tuesday is our favourite day of the week where there is a great atmosphere. On the other side, we can say in advance we will be having a schedule for the youngest and their families from November, as well as an Opera cycle adapted to piano that will start with Mahogany-Songspiel by Kurt Weill, songwriters like Mario Díaz, Diego Ojeda, Juandas, Pablo Perea, Andrés Suarez, or proposals as varied as Las Migas, SMILE, Las Raras, Sabrina Francis, Blueshakers, Raúl Antón, or Pau Figueres feat Albert Sanz. Keep an eye out for our agenda; we can assure you we will see you at Matisse Club very soon…
(An exclusive interview with Executive Director Esther Ferrer del Sol of Matisse Club)
Interview by Owl
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Zona Plaza Cedro
Open from 19h to 04.00h
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