On June 6th-8th the Klaipeda Castle Jazz festival traditionally invites you to enjoy various styles of music from a variety of countries. This year performing on the festival stage the Kiko Berenguer quartet will treat you with unique musical cocktail of jazz and flamenco. We don’t doubt that with their music you will be transported to sunny Spain with a plethora of beautiful emotions.
“Kiko is one of the most genius and expressive saxophonist of his generation. Blending traditional jazz with Spanish spices he has created a unique and personal sound that is only matched for him, that is why today he is well respected musician not only in Spain but outside its borders as well. I can confirmed that due to Kiko Berenguer the festival audience will have the unbelievable opportunity to hear rhythmic, temperamental and full of romance spanish jazz” - states the organizer of the Klaipeda Castle Jazz Festival Inga Grubliauskienė.
The Alicante born musician developed his unique saxophone sound in the enchanting town of Xabia while exploring his cultural roots and experimenting with the jazz and flamenco styles of music. The piece of long standing creativity that best reflects his combination of rhythms and emotions of the previously mentioned combined styles of music is his third album “Aire”.
Over more than 20 years of his career the saxophone virtuoso has participated in the most important festivals and events in Spain, performed in France, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Portugal, Italy and the USA as well as collaborated with such musicians as Richie Cole, Dennis Rowland, Madeline Bell, Pat Metheny, MP Mossman, Skip Hadden, Michel Camilo, Claudio Roditi, ir Terell Stafford, with whom he recorded his first album, “Papi toca el saxo”.
Today Kiko is not only a solo artist, composer and producer but the art director of the international festival „Xàbia Jazz“ as well. Also he teaches international saxophone seminars and tours with his own Kiko Berenguer quartet.
Kiko Berenguer quartet members: Kiko Berenguer – saxophone, tenor and soprano, Juan de Pilar – flamenco guitar, Miquel Alvarez – bass guitar, Jesús Gimeno – percussion.