Musica nova: Flamenco Big Band – UMO & Perico Sambeat, sax & cond (ESP)

Sax player Perico Sambeat from Valencia, one of Spain’s leading jazz musicians, will appear as a guest with UMO at the Savoy Theatre on 14 February 2013. In this Flamenco Big Band concert, forming part of the Musica nova festival, the fiery Spanish flamenco meets cool, swinging modern jazz. Sambeat will be appearing as both soloist and conductor, and two top-notch flamenco musicians will be joining the band: vocalist Alba Carmona and cajon drummer David Domínguez.

‘Flamenco Big Band’ is the most ambitious effort to date by Perico Sambeat to combine elements of the Andalucian flamenco with a musical language that he is most at home with, American jazz. Flamenco has had an influence on Sambeat’s work since the mid-1990s, but ‘Flamenco Big Band’ is his first crossover venture in the context of a large jazz band. The album Flamenco Big Band was released on disc in 2008.

Perico Sambeat (b. 1962)

one of Spain’s best-known jazz musicians

self-taught sax player who started out as a classical flautist

has worked with performers such as Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker and Maria Schneider


Buy a Dinner & Show ticket for the UMO concert at the Savoy Theatre!

This offer is valid for all UMO concerts at the Savoy Theatre in spring 2013. For the Flamenco Big Band concert, Dinner & Show tickets cost 65,50/60,50/53 € and are inclusive of the concert and dinner (either before or after the concert). Prices include Lippupalvelu’s handling fees.

Once you have bought your ticket, book a table by contacting Restaurant Katsomo no later than two weekdays before the concert: or by phone 09 6128 5350.


Frothy cauliflower soup and whitefish roe on toast

Glazed duck leg and calvados sauce

Red currant and white chocolate mousse

Tickets: 25 / 20 / 12,50 € (+ possible handling fees), advance sales at Lippupalvelu