THE MACHETAZO is an instrumental jazz quintet with entirely original music, in which each member contributes compositions, arrangements and their personal interpretative stamp.

Their songs tell stories, have a meditated development and evolution in their form,with refined melodies and harmonies, and intricate grooves.

The group possesses a powerful sound with distinctive voice and demonstrate a great musical musicianship, each taking their place in the ensemble and reinforcing the rest.

With a style primarily rooted in jazz, their songs are deliberately scripted, yet they make use of improvisation, as is common in the genre, to generate a demarcated space for the exploration of their soloists.


Daniel Juárez (Sax)
Nacho Fernández (Guitar)
Jorge Castañeda (Piano)
Darío Guibert (Double bass)
Mikel Urretagoiena (Drums)

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TABLA DE SATOR
Sala Berlanga. Madrid (2022)


Live at 'La maison du bonheur'
(2022)


DAZZ Live
(2022)


RESET
Camaleon Studios (2022)


EL HOMBRE MELANCOLICO
Bilbaina Jazz Club (2022)


A VISION IN A DREAM
IV Festival Jazz Made in Spain (2020)


A VISION IN A DREAM
Infinity Studios (2018)


PEACEFULL NORTH
Infinity Studios (2018)


41 FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE GETXO Live
(2017)


EL CORAZÓN DEL SAPO
Black Hill Studios (2016)



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discography

SEARCHING HARD


Errabal Jazz

Recorded at Camaleon Studios (Madrid) in 2022.

It is the third album by the contemporary jazz quintet and, on this occasion, the group shapes its music in a more organic and collaborative way, reflecting together a voice that is becoming more and more their own as a band. The five members contribute compositions, arrangements and their particular stamp as performers and, as usual in their albums, the recorded material is instrumental music played live, preserving the freshness and energy of the moment. The songs tell their stories and evolve, as they do, towards a tireless search for their own sound.



A VISION IN A DREAM


Errabal Jazz

Recorded at Mecca Recording Studios (Guipuzcoa) in 2019.

The quintet presents its second album in which the band consolidates itself at a compositional and interpretative level, individually and collectively. An album that brings together the very diverse influences of each of its members. The title of the album refers to the homonymous poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and musically reflects the inspiration that the artist feels in his creative process. It is an album full of energy, with amalgamated grooves and refined melodies. It also features the special collaboration of Helena Lanza as the declaimer of the poem's verses.



1290 PROSPECT PLACE


Errabal Jazz

Recorded at Black Hill Studios (Toledo) in 2017.

It is the debut album of the quintet, an emerging band that presents itself with compositions emphasizing new and fresh contemporary material. The album shows an elaborate mix of intricate rhythms, harmonies and arrangements that converge in an ideal space for the exploration of their improvisations. The title refers to the street where they shared their experiences in New York, the place where the group was forged.



2023
11 FEBRed de Teatros (La Cabrera. Madrid)
15 FEBFestival de Jazz de Melilla
18 MARRed de Teatros (Alalpardo. Madrid)
20 ABRRed de Teatros (Mostoles. Madrid)
11 MAYTeatro Bretón (Logroño)
7 JULOrdizia (Guipuzcoa)
2022
16 DICSgae. Sala Berlanga (Madrid)
11 DICSegojazz. Festival de Jazz de Segovia
26 NOVFestival Internacional de Jazz. Ciudad de la Laguna (Tenerife)
2 OCTDazz Jazz Club (Vitoria)
13 SEPConciertos de Radio3 - RTVE (Madrid)
30 JUNBilbaina Jazz club (Bilbao)
12 JUNGrabación videos en concierto privado (Madrid)
9 JUNJazz en el Centro (Gijón)
3 JUNCafé Berlin (Madrid)
30 MAYRadio Nacional de España (RNE), entrevista y concierto en Tarde lo que tarde (Madrid)
25 MAYRadio Nacional de España (RNE), entrevista y concierto en Tres en la carretera (Madrid)
25 MAYRadio Nacional de España (RNE), entrevista y concierto en Artesfera (Madrid)
2021
16 DICAieEnRuta (Teatro Albeitar, Leon)
20 NOVAieEnRuta (Festival Jazz de Lugo)
5 NOVSHOWCASE JAMMIN JUAN 2021 (Niza)
19 OCTAieEnRuta (Universidad de Ciudad Real)
16 OCTAieEnRuta (Centro Cultural Moncloa, Madrid)
13 AGOAieEnRuta (Granada)
22 JUL56 Jazzaldia 2021 (San Sebastian)
2020
14 NOVFestival Jazz de Madrid
11 JULIV Festival Made In Spain (Torrelodones, Madrid)
22 FEBFestival Madrid Es Negro. Sala Clamores (Madrid)
2019
17 OCTBilbaina Jazz Club (Bilbao)
16 OCTRvbicon (Santander)
29 SEPTDazz Club (Vitoria)
28 SEPTJazzEñe. Teatro Echegaray (Malaga)
8 JUNCafe Berlin (Madrid)
2018
23 NOVFestival Internacional de Jazz Madrid. Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid)
18 NOVCiclos de Jazz de Sant Cugat (Barcelona)
15 SEPTFestival Jazz for Kids (Huesca)
27 JUL53 Festival Internacional Heineken Jazzaldia (San Sebastian)
4 MAYAvalon (Asociación Envivop, Soria)
6 MAYRock & Blues (Asociación Jazz & Mas, Zaragoza)
22 MARCafe Berlin (Madrid)
2017
10 DICBogui Jazz (Madrid)
18 OCTEl intruso (Madrid)
14 SEPTAltxerri (San Sebastián)
13 SEPTIV Festival Raqueros del Jazz (Santander)
24 JULXV Festival Internacional de Jazz Ciudad de Talavera (Toledo)
2 JUL41 Festival Internacional de Jazz de Getxo (Vizcaya)
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biography

The five members of The Machetazo began to study music at a young age in different schools and Conservatoires in their respective hometowns. In 2014 they graduated in the speciality of Jazz Performance at the Basque Country (Musikene) Conservatoire of Music place in Spain, to later move to Holland and obtain their Master's degree at the Prins Claus Conservatorium, taking part in an exchange programme with Queens College University in New York City, where they moved to live between 2015 and 2016.

During their stay in the Mecca of jazz (NY), they lived together in a small apartment in Brooklyn, integrating into the music scene and receiving classes from the great jazz masters of the moment. It was at this time that they decided to form the band The Machetazo. The energy of the city, the desire to create and the fact that the group moved to live together in the same flat, gave birth in them an extraordinary complicity and musical rapport, a necessary substratum for the project that was to emerge.

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DANIEL JUAREZ
NACHO FERNANDEZ
JORGE CASTAÑEDA
DARIO GUIBERT
MIKEL URRETAGOIENA
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themachetazo@themachetazo.com

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