Daïda + Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado
In its 32nd edition, the Auditorio de Tenerife will host several concerts of the Festival Internacional Canarias Jazz & Más.
Inspired by the legend of Daïdarabotchi, a giant mystical creature from Japanese mythology, so large that its movements shapes the world, ‘DAÏDA’ here sets the scene for the epic journey in which they take us; a journey with multiple destinies as told in their first album “La Passion Du Cri (Kyrielle)”, designed as a trilogy.
The pieces where exacerbated and paroxysmal feelings are expressed, alternate with the “Cries” of the different “Passion(s)” that mark out this “Kyrielle” of stories. Sometimes revolted and tormented, DAÏDA offers musical journeys also mixed with dreams or nostalgia, like a great epic.
Carried by this energy, the music of DAÏDA takes its source in the frantic rhythms, which flirt with the trance of techno music, mixing with lyrical themes and harmonies according to the flights of the soloists.
The group distills an electric & progressive jazz as it is invented and played today: a new French jazz, modern & lively which borrows from current music their energy and their efficiency.
Antonin Fresson: guitar
Arno de Casanove: trumpet
Auxane Cartigny: synthesizers
Samuel F’Hima: double bass
Vincent Tortiller: drums
THORBJØRN RISAGER & THE BLACK TORNADO
This Danish band have been captivating crowds with their dynamic stage presence and a sound that fuses soul, Chicago blues, boogie and rock'n'roll with a voice where Ray Charles, Van Morrison and Billy Gibbons meet in the middle. They've brought dancing shoes to Europe's largest festival stages and low-light noir-ish blues to Jazz clubs around the globe.
About to release their eighth studio album, the multi-award-winning band has opened for Bonnie Raitt and the Tedeschi Trucks Band, sharing the stage with legends such as Buddy Guy, Doyle Bramhall II and Robben Ford. Risager grew up in the small town of Jyllinge, about 30km from Denmark’s capital city, Copenhagen.
Having formed in Copenhagen, they spend about 9-10 months a year touring, but it’s something that they’ve never taken for granted. “Every concert is a unique experience. You just look at the audience’s smiles and reactions, and you know that what you’re doing makes sense.”
Their prolific travels around the globe have swept-up fans across every corner, including non-other than Elwood Blues himself, Dan Aykroyd, who hailed their “Hot rhythm and blues”, saying Risager has “got a great voice, great delivery and feels the blues. The songs are original, but sound like they come from a Stax recording session circa 1965.”
From their humble beginnings in the harbour in Jyllinge to the bars of Copenhagen and currently, regularly selling out 1000 capacity venues in their native Denmark, Sweden, Germany and beyond, Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado have received International awards, have performed on National TV and had praise lavished on them from a Hollywood legend.
“We built it up from the ground the old-fashioned way”, Risager reflects. “If you want to make a living out of playing the blues, it’s not enough to play only in one country, so we’re thrilled to be able to play all over.” At twenty years in, the band are in white-hot form and will be showcasing their new material across Europe for the rest of 2022. “Playing live in front of an audience makes you feel alive. That’s the best way to describe it, I think. It’s good to feel alive”, he smiles.
Thorbjørn Risager: vocals, acoustic guitar & electric guitar
Emil Balsgaard: piano, organ, Wurlitzer, Clavinet & Farfisa
Joachim Svensmark: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, piano, viola, percussion & mandolin
Kasper Wagner: alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax, flute & clarinet
Hans Nybo: bass
Peter W Kehl: trumpet, trombone & flugelhorn
Admission is free until full capacity is reached.