EDITOR’S CHOICE: JOEL HIERREZUELO BALART
JANUARY 22 AT 21:00 CET
Like every month, Editor’s Choice presents a hand-picked favorite of Stingray DJAZZ's editor-in-chief Rokas Kučinskas. This month's choice fell on Cuban multi-instrumentalist Joel Hierrezuelo Balart. Growing up in a musical family, Joel was already singing and playing in amateur bands at the age of twelve. He later graduated as a music teacher at the Higher Pedagogical Institute of Havana. His previous work “Zapateo Suite” is still being broadcasted on Stingray DJAZZ regularly and now Hierrezuelo presents his new work „Así de Simple“. Don’t miss out on Joel Hierrezuelo's performance on January 22 at 21:00 CET.
Joel Hierrezuelo - Asi de Simple
SATURDAY, JANUARY 22 AT 21:00 CET
Cuban singer, guitarist and percussionist Joel Hierrezuelo is known as the vocalist of the band Ricoson. He played percussion in the band Temperamento with Roberto Fonseca, Javier Zalba, and Ruy Lopez Nousa, and has worked with artists such as Alfredo Rodriguez and Los Acerekó, Omara Portuondo, Fatoumata Diawara, and Mayra Andrade. In this broadcast, Joel Hierrezuelo performs with Pierre de Bethmann (piano), Felipe Cabrera (double bass), and Lukmil Pérez (drums) at Studio de l’Ermitage in Paris on September 9, 2020. This performance also features Sylvain Barou on flute, Nicolas Folmer on trumpet, and Sandro Zerafa on guitar. On the program is repertoire from Hierrezuelo's 2020 album 'Así de Simple', which is the second release of this jazz and world music crossover ensemble.