The return of the Katara European Jazz Festival
The audience was treated to fascinating performances by groups from France, Austria and Portugal.
The festival was organized by Katara in cooperation with embassies from 11 European countries and sponsored by Qatar Airways as official airline, Qatar Music Academy, FNAC Qatar, Fifty One East and the European Union (European Cultural Association in Qatar) .
Cristian Tudor, Ambassador of the European Union (EU) to Kuwait and Qatar, said: âThe holding of the Katara European Jazz Festival this year in partnership with many European embassies in Doha as well as the EU delegation for the Qatar aims to present to the Qatari audience some of the best European jazz music. We are proud to support this festival for the second year in a row.
âJazz music has captured the imagination of global audiences for many years. I also welcome the news that there will be several workshops at Qatar Music Academy with local music students. The holding of this festival reflects the strong cultural relations between Qatar and the EU, and I sincerely hope that we will see this annual festival in Qatar for many years to come. “
Qatar Airways Group Managing Director SE Akbar al-Baker said: âQatar Airways is proud to be the official airline of the seventh Katara European Jazz Festival 2021, a prestigious event which also attracts some of the best musicians and composers of world jazz. as attracts a large and diverse audience, bringing music enthusiasts from around the world to our beloved nation.
âAs Qatar’s national carrier, we are committed to supporting the best in international entertainment and continuing to contribute to the emergence of Doha as a premier cultural center and popular tourist destination. “
The musical evening began with the Orchester National de Jazz de France. Created in 1986 under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture, it aims to develop jazz music in France and abroad and is renowned for the quality of its creativity and its ability to harmonize and renew content.
The Austrian duo (Sin Moss) of Philip Erasmus on guitar and Clemens Sinzer on cello presented a musical creation with a unique vocal performance that expressed vibrant, modernist free music.
The Portuguese trio of Ricardo Toscano on saxophone, Nelson Cascais on bass and AndrÃ© Souza Machado on drums, entertained the audience with their exceptional talent demonstrated by their deep knowledge of music, which enriched their direct
communication through their music with the public, who warmly applauded them and showed great admiration.
The public will enjoy performances by Swiss, German and Polish musicians on Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.