This time, Auditorio de Tenerife’s commitment to jazz brings Ken Norris Quartet.
Ken Norris is one of the best US jazz singers at present. Norris has enough experience, technique and knowledge to be up to interpreting the music of the great John Coltrane, but also the most beautiful melodies and jazz classics. He is coming to Tenerife with Jasper Somsen (double bass), Bela Meinberg (piano) and Janus Templeton (drums).
Ken Norris was born in Ohio to a family of musicians. He studied architecture at Yale University and then music at the American School of Modern Music, in Paris, showing a predilection for jazz, pop and gospel.
He made his debut in the European music scene in France with his work Modern Folklore - Music for Percussion & Vocals, which was first played live at the Festival Printemps de Bourges in 1996. Some years later due to his participation in the musical The Lion King, he moved to Hamburg and became a much sought-after soloist in the jazz scene.
Since 2010, Ken Norris has been a teacher at the Hamburg School of Music.