Jakob Bro Quartet
From cold Denmark comes guitarist and quartet leader Jakob Bro, one of the best new artists in European jazz. Capable of blending diverse styles such as ambient and electronic music smoothly and effortlessly, 35-year-old Bro takes a melodiously charming, open and spatial approach to jazz, creating an engaging and comfortable environment for improvisation. His melodies and harmonies allow for further expression and interaction without getting caught up in what is expected by the established canons of jazz, to such an extent that he has grabbed the attention of – and recorded with – legendary musicians such as Lee Konitz, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Bley, Chris Cheek, Thomas Morgan, Ben Street, Mark Turner, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Andrew D’Angelo, Chris Speed, George Garzone, Oscar Noriega, David Virelles and many more. At the concert in Buenos Aires, he will perform with saxophonist, clarinetist and composer Rodrigo Domínguez, former founding member of Quinteto Urbano, Anders Christensen (see p. 28) and Carto Brandán. He currently performs in the groups of Mariano Otero, Juan Pablo Arredondo’s quintet, Fernando Tarrés & Árida Conta, Guillermo Bazzola & Summer Quartet, Lucía Pulido & La Raza, Santiago Vázquez & La Grande. He leads Tonal; a jazz trio with bassist Mark Helias, with which he has toured Mexico; and ¡Boleros!, with María Inés Maddio. His albums include Presencia, Soy sauce and Tonal.