The band of funk, soul & acid jazz, Incognito, bids farewell in Puerto de la Cruz to the twentyfifth edition of the Festival

  • At 21.00 hours in the public square – Plaza de Europa
  • With seventeen albums released, it is one of the most outstanding bands on the British musical scene
  • Twelve exceptional musicians to get the audience dancing
  • Entrance tickets are still avaliable on www.entrees.es
Incógnito

The twentyfifth edition of the Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken comes to a close on Saturday 23 July, in Tenerife, Puerto de la Cruz to be precise, with a concert featuring one of the best bands from London, Incognito.

The concert will commence at 21.00 hours in the square ‘Plaza de Europa’, and there is still time to obtain entrance tickets via www.entrees.es

This group comes to the Canaries composed of twelve exceptional musicians, from the best on the British musical scene, noted for their outstanding vocals, powerful wind section and exquisite percussion. Incognito is led by the guitarrist & producer from London, Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick, who has written most of the band’s compositions.

For their two performances on the Canary Islands, Saturday 23 July in Puerto de la Cruz and on Sunday 24 July at the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium in LPGC, the band’s line-up is Jean Paul Maunick, rhythm guitar; Vanesa Haynes, Tony Momrelle & Katie Leone, vocals; Francis Hylton, bass; Matt Cooper, keyboards; Joao Caetano, percussion; Francisco Sales, lead guitar; Francesco Mendolia, drums; Sid Gauld, trumpet; Alistair White, trombone and Paul Booth, saxophone & flute.

Incognito is an acid jazz band with surprisingly deep roots in the jazz/funk/fusion world. It was a personal project born in the early ‘80s of Jean Paul Maunick, influenced by Steve Wonder & Marvin Gaye, as well as Santana, Earth Wind & Fire and Kool & The Gang. They celebrated their thirtysixth anniversary last year with the release of their seventeenth album, maintaining the same style of jazz funk.

From the outset and right until now, ‘Bluey’ has always had the collaboration of some of the best vocalists & instrumentalists, who have taken part in his many recordings and live tours.
The year 2010 saw the release of a two-CD ‘Live in London: The 30th Anniversary & Transatlantic R.P.M., featuring guest artists Chaka Khan, Mario Biondi, Leon Wre, Al McKay, Christian Urich (Torture Soul), Ursula Rucker and Maysa Leak, among others. The rendition of the classic by Boz Scaggs on this disc boosted the international fame of Incognito.

‘Surreal’, released in 2012, featured the collaboration of Vanessa Haynes, Natalie Williams and Mo Brandis, together with young new musicians in the rhythm section, surprising & pleasing their many fans for its originality and fresh direction.

In the year 2014 they released ‘Amplified Soul’ and this year, 2016 their very latest, titled ‘In Search Of Better Days’.

With this concert, the Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más Heineken concludes its programme in the province of Tenerife, celebrating its twentyfifth anniversary in style, with a potent &, energetic band, whose live performance in the square ‘Plaza de Europa’ in Puerto de la Cruz, is guaranteed to get the attending audience dancing.

The Festival has staged sixteen concerts on the island of Tenerife; two in Arafo, two in the Adán Martín Tenerife Auditorium, two in the Leal Theatre, four in the square adjacent to the Auditorium in Santa Cruz and seven in Puerto de la Cruz.

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