Tag: Carola Ortiz

The Best Jazz & Noise of 2015…?

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve posted 10 Daily Tunes on Facebook, slowly revealing the aJN top ten albums of 2015. Some things to bear in mind… This is, of course, a highly subjective list. The criteria were, a) what I liked, b) variety, c) there is no c), just a) and b), mainly…




7 Preguntas para… Carola Ortiz (versión castellana)

Carola Ortiz es … ecléctica: peculiares versiones pop-jazz con su dúo Minimal Hits, sonidos de los Balcanes con Moussakis, armonías vocales con la orquesta de percusión ibérica Coetus, composiciones originales con diferentes influencias en AxisOrca, cantando clásicos del jazz con Jp Balcazar Trio, y numerosas otras formas… el hilo común parece ser un proceso de exploración y síntesis…




7 Questions for… Carola Ortiz

Clarinetist, singer and composer Carola Ortiz is… eclectic: quirky jazz-inflected pop covers in her Minimal Hits duo, Balkan-influenced performances with Moussakis, harmonising with Iberian percussion orchestra Coetus, original compositions with various incarnations of AxisOrca, singing jazz standards with the Jp Balcazar Trio, and numerous other ‘outlets’… the common thread seems to be a process of…




JpBalcazar Trio + Carola Ortiz at Robadors 23 – 22nd Apr ’15

JP Balcázar (bass) Marco Mezquida (piano) Carlos Falanga (drums) Carola Ortiz (voice, clarinet) Sometimes, I think it might be easier to list the Barcelona musical ensembles that don’t feature Juan Pablo Balcázar (or JpB as he’s otherwise known). From swinging jazz to Portuguese songstering to edgy hip-hop, he’s pretty ubiquitous. This evening featured a kind…