Sefarad-Israel Center and the Embassy Collaborate on a Recital Paying Tribute to George Gershwin

On July 19, Deputy Chief of Mission Benjamin Ziff spoke at the concert “Gershwin and Improvised Jazz”, an event organized by the Sefarad-Israel Center with collaboration from the US Embassy. Mr. Ziff emphasized the importance of Gershwin’s work in U.S. and musical history, and how glad the Embassy is to celebrate the 120th anniversary of ...
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Jazz Appreciation Month Celebration with Trumpeter Chris Kase and the Big Band of the Music Conservatory of Móstoles

On the occasion of Jazz Appreciation Month, renowned jazz trumpeter, composer, and educator Chris Kase gave a Master Class to the members of “Rodolfo Halffter” Music Conservatory Big Band in Móstoles on April 26.  Before an audience of students and members of the educational community, and following the introduction by Conservatory Director and Embassy Cultural ...
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High school students learn about the Great American Songbook from U. S. jazz expert Will Friedwald

Great American singers such as Frank Sinatra or Ella Fitzgerald were heard on November 21 at the Barcelona Music Museum thanks to a presentation on the Great American Songbook by writer and jazz expert Will Friedwald. The audience were 70 high school students from Rubí and Sant Vicenç de Castellet. Friedwald was invited by the ...
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Workshops for Youth by U.S. Jazz Saxophonist Greg Osby

Renowned U.S. jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator Greg Osby offered workshops for youth at “Teresa Berganza” music conservatory in Madrid on May 23 and “Padre Antonio Soler” music school in San Lorenzo de El Escorial on May 24th.  At the conservatory, Osby worked with a group of eight students including one pianist, one drummer, and ...
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