Maria will be teaching Masterclasses and performing with Ara's Circle

at Saulkrasti Jazz Festival in Latvia this summer! 


http://saulkrastijazz.lv/meistarklases/pasniedzeji/maria-fernandez-alvarez-vokals/

          ZaP MaMa in Wroclaw, Poland

                                                  March '15

              Webster Hall - New York City - with ZaP Mama

                                                      Jan.2015

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      New Soul Project:  'Sisters of Soul'

             with Frankie McCoy & Maureen Fernandes

                                                                                 Available from April 2015

                                                            bookings@mariafernandezalvarez.com

   Kursdaal Theatre,Oostende Belgium with The Heverband,       Maureen Fernandes, Belle Perez, Sandra Kim & Joan Bosco

                                                    Jan. 2015

 USA Concerts with ZaP MaMa - January '15

On Jan 9th, 10th & 11th 2015; Maria is honoured to be performing in Philadelphia, Ridgefield & New York with the extremely talented and infinitely inspiring Zap Mama! 

 

For more info check www.zapmama.com

Marie Daulne a.k.a. Zap Mama

  "That's it" announced Album of the week

by the Latin Jazz Network, Toronto, Canada

                                                                       September 2014

“..Maria Fernandez Alvarez has a sensuous voice that she uses to curl around the notes sending them in to rhapsodic ecstasy..”

 

 “..These two musicians (Arndt Beckman & Maria Fernandez Alvarez)  put an infectious charm on the rest of the ensemble making it impossible for the rest of the musicians to resist the beguiling and delightful music. Such a maddeningly beautiful reaction from the musicians of a group may not be so rare, but the effect that Mr. Beckmann and Ms. Alvarez have on bass drums, and brass and woodwinds is extraordinary. This has a dramatic chain reaction producing music that is gorgeous and unforgettable..”

 

-          - Raul da Gama, for The Latin Jazz Network, Toronto, Canada

LJN Canadian Editor. Based in Milton, Ontario, Canada, Raul is a musician and an accomplished writer.

Check the review on Latin Jazz Network, Toronto, Canada

    Interview with Televisión Costa Noroeste

   Maria Fernandez Alvarez Quartet at the International            Jazz Festival Sanlúcar July 2014

    Ara's Circle at Breda Jazz Festival 2014

             Latineo Soul Shake

Maria had the honour to write lyrics to Marc Bisschof's beautiful tune: 'Viejo añejado'


Band: Latineo Soul Shake
Music by Marc Bisschof

Backing Vocals: Maureen Fernandes, Geydi Gonzalez, Yumarya Grijt & Maria Fernandez Alvarez
Drums: Mark de Jong; Bass: Yerman Aponte; Piano: Marc Bisschof; Percussion: Leonyd Muñoz

Lead vocals, vocal arr & lyrics by Maria Fernandez Alvarez

 

 

        Fantine Tho & Friends

 

 

Maria recently participated in this great project of vocalist Fantine Tho;

with a beautiful vocal arrangement by the amazing Stanley Clementina! Featuring the wonderful Maureen Fernandes, Dwayne Lace, Rikke Korswagen (recording) & Marcel van Dam (video).

 

Enjoy the video!

 

Summer tour:

The Jamal Thomas Band

 & Fred Wesley

Tour with Funk Legends Jamal Thomas & Fred Wesley

 

The tour with Funk Legends Jamal Thomas & Fred Wesley was amazing! There were many wonderful special guests like Baatin (USA, ex-p funk member), Edward Grand (USA), Susanne Alt (DE/NL) & Jon Tarifa (NL/AL). Check out www.jamalthomas.com to listen to songs from the latest album, with Maria singing lead on the title track of the cd.

 

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4 Years of Music Matters

                                 De Doelen, Rotterdam

 

'IF EVER I WOULD LEAVE YOU' (Alan Jay Lerner/Frederick Loewe) &

'ALFONSINA Y EL MAR' (Ramirez/Luna)

 

With the wonderful Alexander van Popta (p) & Ulas Aksunger (perc)

 

             a cloud of sound

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