##TRUMPETER NUNO ALVES (‘YAKARI’) PLAYS FORMENTERA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2021
24/7 VALENCIA: COULD YOU TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR MUSICAL BACKGROUND?
NUNO ALVES: “I was born and brought up in Portugal. I trained in a music conservatory in Portugal from 1987 to 1999 and then studied and specialized in improvisation in Jazz, Latin and World music.
I was based in Valencia from 2003 to 2017. Live and over the years, I played in many venues in Valencia… like ‘Black Note’ and ‘Café Mercedes Jazz’ and ‘Jimmy Glass.’
I have recorded with a multitude of bands in Valencia… including Brazilian, Funk, Fado, Jazz and also Flamenco fusion projects.
I have appeared as a trumpeter on a number of soundtracks, including the edgy and award-winning Spanish cinema film ‘Bestezuelas’ and the national television documentary ‘Over the Sky of Azerbaijan’ with the official soundtrack by my main band in Valencia, ‘Folk-Jazz-Arabe.’
Abroad, I have played on stage with Chambao at a festival in Amsterdam and supported George Clinton & Parliament at a funk festival in Genoa, Italy. I got to meet and hang out with the great man too!
Further afield, I also played a festival in Angola in Africa. It was quite a flight and ended up being a very atmospheric & memorable concert in a packed stadium!”
24/7 VALENCIA: PLEASE TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT NUNO’S NEW PROJECT IN FORMENTERA…
FORMENTERA JAZZ FESTIVAL: On September 24th , as part of the ‘Formentera Jazz Festival’, there will be a live performance by local band ‘Yakari & Marie Connery.’
Nuno Alves, also known as ‘Yakari’, is a trumpeter now well-established in Formentera and with a long career in the world of jazz music. He is the trumpeter with lauded trio ‘Folk-Jazz-Arabe’ and he has a long career in the world of jazz and improvised music. His musical career has included fusion in Big Bands, as well as tribute bands to great jazz masters such as Lee Morgan and other legends.
Nuno got together with keyboardist Julien Catonne and decided to form a 70s/80s ‘Jazz-Funk’ project and pay homage to masters like Miles Davis and Billy Cobham. This gave birth to the band ‘Yakari & Marie Connery’, taking advantage of electronic resources… to bring a richer and more alternative sound and groove. They are currently working on the recording of a Jazz-Funk album.
Report by 24/7 Valencia team
LIVE AT FORMENTERA JAZZ FESTIVAL 2021
‘YAKARI & MARIE CONNERY’
Sa Senieta (Formentera)
More info: https://www.formenterajazzfestival.info/