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“Each generation has to have its own music, we want to innovate so jazz keeps progressing”

ABOUT US


    The Machetazo is a new musical project formed by five young contemporary jazz musicians trained in the Conservatorio Superior the Música del País Vasco (Musikene) The origin of the band is placed in New York, the Mecca of every jazz musician, where it's five members moved in to broaden their studies with a master's degree that had previously taken them to the Netherlands. The starting conditions couldn't be better: the ideal city, the thrill and the urge to create. After finishing their academic training they move to Madrid, where they currently live, continuing to give form to their contemporary jazz band while teaching and developing their artistic skills in diverse musical groups, as a sideman or leading their own projects.

    Although their music is mainly rooted in jazz, it breaks free from the conventions of the genre being arranged and performed with an unprecedented focus and sentiment in this musical style. And even though it could be traced to particular external structures the music is always sieved through a personal perspective. Their concerts are energetic, powerful and brilliant, richening the musical style with unusual nuances. The originality, creativity and mutual understanding of it's members find in the live performances the perfect carrier for the exploration of the soloists, making each show a positive energy discharge incapable of leaving the listener indifferent.

    Unlike other artists that present themselves with the name of their leader, they are a true 'band' with a proper name that transmits the energy of their music, live performances and their ambition to break stylistic prejudices. The Machetazo is an instrumental group with very diverse influences, a sober jazz root and a lot of contemporary adventure cohabited by improvisation.



DISCOGRAPHY




2019
A VISION IN A DREAM

Errabal Jazz

01. - Intro (The Machetazo)
02. - Peaceful North (Daniel Juárez)
03. - Happiness Grooves (Daniel Juárez)


04. - Abraxas (Jorge castañeda)
05. - Nice View (Mikel Urretagoiena)
06. - Acibar (Nacho Fernández)
07. - Fire Godness - Ugnies Deive (Daniel Juárez)
08. - A Vision In A Dream (Nacho Fernández)


09. - Seamus I (Nacho Fernández)
10. - Seamus II (Nacho Fernández)
11. - Person From Porlock (Nacho Fernández)
12. - Sudden Things, Good Things (Daniel Juárez)
13. - Yorch's Song (Daniel Juárez)
14. - Outro (The Machetazo)


Recorded, mixed and masterized at Mecca Studios (Guipuzcoa).
Cover design: Zaida Escobar. Narration: Helena Lanza




2017
1290 PROSPECT PLACE

Errabal Jazz

01. - Bad Dude (Nacho Fernández)
02. - No Me Mires (Nacho Fernández)
03. - Sutondoan (Mikel Urretagoiena)
04. - Interludio (The Machetazo)
05. - El Corazón Del Sapo (Nacho Fernández)
06. - Hegoaldeko Itsas-Izarra (Mikel Urretagoiena)
07. - Nato's Trance (Nacho Fernández)
08. - Gailurra (Mikel Urretagoiena)
09. - In A Cloudy Day (Daniel Juárez)

  Listen to it on Spotify, here


Recorded and mixed at Black Hill Studios (Talavera de la Reina).
Masterized by Arne Bock.


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SHOWS


DATE / TIMEVENUETICKETS
17 OCT 2019Bilbaina Jazz Club (Bilbao)www.bilbainajazzclub.org
16 OCT 2019Rvbicon (Santander)
29 SEPT 2019Dazz Club (Vitoria)
28 SEPT 2019JazzEñe. Teatro Echegaray (Malaga)
8 JUN 2019Cafe Berlin (Madrid)www.berlincafe.es
23 NOV 2018Festival Internacional de Jazz Madrid. Circulo de Bellas Artes
18 NOV 2018Ciclos de Jazz de Sant Cugat
15 SEPT 2018Festival de Jazz de Huesca (Jazz for Kids)
27 JUL 201853 Festival Internacional Heineken Jazzaldia, San Sebastian (Espacio Frigo)
4 MAY 2018Avalon (Asociación Envivop, Soria)
6 MAY 2018Rock & Blues (Asociación Jazz & Mas, Zaragoza)
22 MAR 2018Cafe Berlin (Madrid)
10 DIC 2017Bogui Jazz (Madrid)
18 OCT 2017El intruso (Madrid)
14 SEPT 2017Altxerri (San Sebastián)
13 SEPT 2017IV Festival Raqueros del Jazz (Santander)
24 JUL 2017XV Festival Internacional de Jazz Ciudad de Talavera (Toledo)
2 JUL 201741 Festival Internacional de Jazz de Getxo



BIOGRAPHY




The five members of “The Machetazo” begin studying music form a very early age in different music schools and conservatories of their respective hometowns. They graduate 2014 specializing in Jazz interpretation in the Higher Conservatory of Music of the Basque Country (Musikene) to move to the Netherlands afterwards and obtain their master’s degree in the Prince Claus ConservatoriumConservatorium. The program formed part of and exchange with the Queens College University in New York, where they move between 2015 and 2016. During their stay in the Jazz’s Mecca (NY) they live together in a small Brooklyn apartment, become part of the music scene and receive lessons of the great jazz masters of the moment. It’s in that period where they decide to form the band “The Machetazo”. The energy of the city, the excitement, the urge to create, and the fact of living together rose an extraordinary complicity and musical understanding among them, the needed substrate to form the project that was going to arise.




JORGE CASTAÑEDA

PIANO

jorgecastanedamusic.com

DANIEL JUÁREZ

TENOR SAX

danieljuarezsax.com

NACHO FERNÁNDEZ

GUITAR

nachofernandezmusic.com

DARIO GUIBERT

DOUBLE BASS

darioguibert.com

MIKEL URRETAGOIENA

DRUMS

mikelurretagoiena.com



CONTACT

For any enquiry you can write us to:
info@themachetazo.com

Communication & Management:
management@themachetazo.com
+34 660 88 60 53