Hot House Hoorn, Lost into Jazz – Fuensanta Méndez

aanvang 21:00  zaal open 20:00
Entree € 12,50 vvk
€ 15,= deur 
Line up:
Vocals and double bass – Fuensanta Méndez
Alto saxophone – Ben van Gelder
Guitar – Teis Semey
Drums – Guy Salamon
Fuensanta Méndez is a vocalist and bassist born in Mexico and currently based in Amsterdam. She started singing pop and folklore at the age of 13 and very soon fell in love with jazz music, which she has been studying and performing since one year after. In Mexico she attended to JazzUV (University of Veracruz) until 2015, when she began the jazz performance bachelor at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. She has played at different venues and festivals in The Netherlands (North Sea Jazz, Amersfoort Jazz, Goois Jazz, Bimhuis Rough Diamonds, etc.) and won the 1stprize, Persprijs and North Sea Jazz Festival Prijs as a soloist during the Prinses Christina Jazz Concours in 2016. She is currently composing for her quartet and solo project, writing poetry, and performing in various ensembles (Brodie Jarvie Quintet, Teis Semey Group, etc).My idea with this project is to portray home sensations and daily reveries in a simple setting. Songs about the sea, dawn in the hills, breakfast, cosmos, family, heartbreak. Primal landscapes, we could say. It’s mainly original compositions, very much derived from Contemporary Jazz and the Latin American song tradition. Harmony and improvisation play a very important role.