Martín Leiton Trío plays this Friday, while a big band plays this Saturday under the direction of Jesse Passenier


The Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, is managed by the island Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. This weekend it offers two concerts programmed for the ‘XIII Festival Canarias Jazz Showroom’. Martín Leiton Trío plays on Friday, the 8th of October, and the Big Band from the Canary Islands plays on Saturday, the 9th of October under the direction of the Dutch composer Jesse Passenier. Both concerts take place at the Chamber Hall at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are already on sale.

Martín Leiton is a musician from the Canary Islands who works as a teacher of the music workshop ‘Taller de Músics de la Escola Superior d’Estudis Musicals’ in Barcelona. He has developed his music with jazz, flamenco, pop and Afro-American inspirations. He mainly plays the double bass, but also electric bass, and guitar. He sings with clear influences from Latin-American folk music. As a result of his compositions and interpretations, he has already released four albums as a bandleader: Medium (quartet), Poetry of Sound (trio), Inevitable (big band) and the last one, Desde a bajo (from the bass). He presents this last album during the ‘XIII Festival Canarias Jazz Showroom’ with Kike Perdomo playing the saxophone and Ramón Prats playing the drums.

Jesse Passenier is a Dutch composer who unifies jazz principles and classical music. In doing so, he explores the peripheries of genres and the depth and possibilities of harmony. In 2017 he won the Dutch prize ‘Rogier van Otterloo’ that recognises his success in bridging those musical genres, his leading role as the baton of his own orchestra, and his skills in orchestral composition. 

Passenier will conduct the Canary Islands’ Big Band during a self-created programme. This music ensemble was founded in 2008 with a clear unifying, work and research vocation to learn, create and offer shows. Under the direction of the musician, composer, teacher and producer Kike Perdomo, the Canary Islands’ Big Band has already released five albums.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before the show on the website and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to use of the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept of the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of face masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.