This performance is starred by the US-Singer Madeline Bell and her Quartet, preceded by the Norwegian pianist Norvald Dahl.


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. On Saturday [30th] at 07.30 p.m. it celebrates the International Jazz Day with a concert in the Chamber Hall by the Madeline Bell Quartet, preceded by the pianist Norvald Dahl.

Madeline Bell, originally from New Jersey, USA, began her love affair with music in the choir of her church, always keeping with the influence of gospel. She began to tour when she was young and one musical -Black Christmas- brought her to Europe, where she decided to stay. In London during the late sixties, she started collaborating with the popular singer Dusty Springfield and, in very little time, she managed to record solo and become appreciated by many of the great British pop and rock stars of the time.

With her velvety voice, she was the leader of the mythical band Blue Mink, in which the guitarist Alan Parker played along with bassist Herby Flowers and percussionist Ray Cooper - and her list of collaborations as a backing vocalist on different artists' albums is very extensive, ranging from the Stones themselves to Joe Cocker, John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Donna Summer or Elton John. She is currently working with some of the best European big bands and is a frequent patron of the mythical Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club of London.

The Madeline Bell Quartet is made up of the American singer whose name it bears, Andrés Litwin on the drums, Francis Posé on the double bass, and David Lenker on the piano. The saxophonist from Tenerife Kike Perdomo will play as a guest artist.

The Norwegian piano player and composer Norvald Dahl is making his way to the international jazz scene with his solo piano- project Flying High. His music, influenced by contemporary composers and Norwegian folk music, is experimental, melodic, expressive and at times hypnotic. On this occasion, Dahl will present some of his solo material in addition to some freshly composed music! There will also be a small duo session with Perdomo.

Dahl grew up in a family surrounded with folk music. His grandfather, a black smith and a fiddler, was also a composer. At the age of five, Dahl started improvising on the piano. He soon took up classical training, but after a few years he found blues, jazz, and improvisation more to his liking. Dahl has been involved in many international projects, being his latest project the piano trio Pandemic Solution he recently toured with in Norway. 

In November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated 30 April as International Jazz Day.  It wanted to highlight jazz and its diplomatic function of bringing people together in all corners of the world. Thousands of concerts are held on this day in honour of this charismatic musical genre, which every year is joined by the concert programmed in the Auditorio de Tenerife.

Tickets can be purchased at a general price of 10 Euros on the website, at the auditorium's box office or 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. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.