#Javier Botella and Albert Sanz return to València for Christmas with a concert at Sala Matisse!
The Valencian artists continue their national tour to present the album It Never Was You, performing a unique concert in the legendary Sala Matisse, a classic meeting place for music in the city of Valencia. A project that includes 12 songs that pay tribute to the great masters of jazz such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter or Kurt Weill, the golden age of Broadway.
Valencian artists Albert Sanz and Javier Botella make a stop on their national tour of the album It Never Was You to return, like turrones, home for Christmas. On 23 December at 20:30 they will perform a unique concert in the legendary Sala Matisse, a meeting place for classical music, jazz, soul, funk, salsa, k-pop, flamenco, jam sessions and more, at C/Campoamor, 60.
This proposal is framed within the jazz genre as a tribute to the golden age of Broadway and the great masters such as George Gershwin, Cole Porter or Kurt Weill with an exquisite selection of twelve songs and the combination of both artists. The elegance and magic of Albert Sanz at the piano, freshness and youth combine in perfect harmony with the more mature and velvety voice of Javier Botella.
“We wanted to return to perform a concert at home after our visit to Madrid and there is no better way for us to start Christmas than in the Sala Matisse, where we have experienced great moments and great concerts with the intimate character it has. We have to support and care for music, concert halls and culture in these times that are once again so complicated. Taking care of ourselves is of vital importance”, says the artist Javier Botella, known as the Valencian Crooner.
The proposal of this repertoire, with songs by the greatest exponents of Broadway such as They Can’t Take That Away from Me, But Not for Me, I’ve Got You Under My Skin or Every Time We Say Goodbye. The latter features the special participation of the artist Mamen García.
“We searched for the original melody of these songs, stripping them of jazz ornaments and improvisations”, says the pianist and composer Albert Sanz about this album, which evokes musical theatre and the great film soundtracks of the early 20th century in the United States against the backdrop of American folklore and the undeniable presence of jazz, which is still young.
An opportunity to enjoy totally timeless themes, which were powerful in a difficult period and which are now back in fashion. It is also an unmissable event for lovers of live music. Tickets for this unique concert are already available in advance on the official website of the Sala Matisse at a special price of 15 euros.
Report by ’24/7 Valencia’ team
Javier Botella and Albert Sanz
23 December 2021
C/ Campoamor, 60, 46022 València, Spain
15€ (in advance), 18€ (box office)