36 JAZZ EN LA COSTA Festival Internacional de Almuñécar

Viernes, 21 de julio
Parque El Majuelo. Almuñécar. 22.00 h.

Kandance Springs, voz y piano
Michel Douglas, bateria
Kike Sol, contrabajo

Prince once said that Kandace Springs “has a voice that could melt snow.” The music icon heard Springs’ cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” online in 2014 and invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain, becoming a mentor to the young singer and pianist. Kandace’s 2014 self-titled EP turned even more heads and led to performances on Letterman, Kimmel and Fallon, as well as the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals. Okayplayer called her as “a vocal force to be reckoned with” and Afropunk dubbed her “a versatile and vital artist.”

Kandace’s 2016 debut album Soul Eyes presented an already remarkably mature artistic voice with an album that touched upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. MOJO marveled at the album’s “sensuous vocals with minimalist yet elegant arrangements” while The Guardian raved that “she has a rare ability that can’t be taught – to sound like an old soul, just doing what comes naturally.”

Kandace draws much of her musical inspiration from her father, Scat Springs, a respected session singer in Nashville. It was due to him that Kandace grew up surrounded by music, and he encouraged her to take piano lessons after he watched her peck out melodies on the instrument when she was 10. Yet as a girl, she was equally interested in other creative outlets, especially visual art and, more unexpectedly, automobiles. “My dad gave me a Matchbox car, and my mom gave me a Barbie,” she says. “I drew a mustache on the Barbie and never played with it again, and I still have the Matchbox car.” (Her obsession with cars, which she collects, rebuilds, and resells, continues to this day.)

  36 JAZZ EN LA COSTA. Almuñécar

Lunes, 17 de julio GLO DE LA VEGA TRIO
Martes, 18 de julio JESS UVE QUINTET
Miércoles,19 de julio JESS UVE SEXTET
Jueves, 20 de julio JESS UVE QUARTET
Viernes, 21 de julio KANDANCE SPRINGS
Sábado, 22 de julio JESS UVE ORCHESTRA
Actividades Paralelas
Del 17 al 21 de julio Trasnoches de Jazz
Costa Jazz Quartet
Del 15 al 30 de julio Exposición de fotografía
Los rostros del jazz


36 JAZZ EN LA COSTA Almuñécar