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Nordlys Global Voices: Emilio Solla and Antonio Lizana

Nordlys Global Voices: Emilio Solla and Antonio Lizana

Pianist/composer Emilio Solla & flamenco-jazz rising star Antonio Lizana explore a unique, modern meeting point between Latin sounds & jazz.

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Date and time

Sunday, Feb 25, 2024
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866



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Latin Grammy winner (2020) and twice Grammy nominated, Argentina born and New York based pianist and composer Emilio Solla teams up for his thirteenth album with flamenco-jazz rising star Antonio Lizana. Together they have created a highly original piece, El Siempre Mar, where old Argentine folk songs live together with original compositions from both artists. In this new take on the “cantes de ida y vuelta” (roundtrip songs), these two artists have managed to find a unique and contemporary meeting point between the music of Argentina, the south of Spain, and jazz. Here, traditional songs by foundational composers such as Atahualpa Yupanqui and Astor Piazzolla take new dimensions through the inclusion of modern harmonies and jazz improvisation. The beauty and uniqueness of Solla’s arrangements and piano playing is matched by the expressiveness of Lizana’s voice and saxophone.