The Enric Peidro Swingtet
Tenor saxophonist Enric Peidro has a long and solid musical career in the field of classical jazz and is undoubtedly one of the strongest and most respected Spanish musicians in the international mainstream and swing scene.
With an extensive discography as a leader and sideman including collaborations, tours and recordings with some of the most interesting swing-mainstream musicians on the international scene, Peidro has received excellent reviews by the Jazz media for his work. Often being cited as a “keeper of the flame” for classic jazz in Spain.
Some jazz critics have pointed out Peidro´s great knowledge of the language of the classical tenor sax of Swing era masters (Hawkins, Young, Byas , Berry, Webster etc) as well as his total dedication to this style in a context always both creative and away from revivalist intentions while deeply rooted in tradition. Fully convinced of the validity and creative potential of this musical language, the saxophonist a musician of reference of classical Jazz in Spain and becoming pretty popular all over Europe.
THE ENRIC PEIDRO SWINGTET, began working as sextet unit in 2016 and since then the line-up often welcomes guest musicians, becoming a octet or nonet although the regular six piece band by itself reunites an excellent group of international musicians who in just 4 years have made this band one of the most demanded and respected in the national classical jazz scene. They have released four records in this period, of which the most recent was recorded live in Feb 2019 wich entitled (Live at Jazzazza) released in November of the same year.
The SWINGTET finds their inspiration into the immense legacy of the Swing era but nothing further from its goals than museum nostalgia or to play recreations note by note of arrangements or versions of the era.
Just the oposite: firmly rooted in the tradition, the goal of this powerful sextet is to create creative music, with an imaginative approach and favoring contemporary interpretation of the music they are passionate about,and also trying to extend the rich tradition of classic jazz into the 21st century in the way they think the masters they admire would have done: by renouncing to the pale imitation and trying to offer an option as personal as respectful of tradition as possible but always woth a creative approach in mind.
An elegant stage presence, an electrifying live show and a contagious enthusiasm together with an extensive book of repertoire and an exhaustive knowledge of the music they love to play, have made Enric Peidro’s Swingtet into a band of reference in the international Swing scene.
A musical experience that leaves no one indifferent and whose concerts are not easily forgotten by music and dance lovers.
Enric Peidro Tenor Sax
Paul Evans Trumpet
Pedro Ortuño Trombone
Richard Busiakiewicz Piano
Arturo Serra Vibraphone
Andrés Lizón Bass
Simone Zaniol Drums