Quito’s Sucre Theatre is the scenario where the bands will perform. Electrobandas, one of the most traditional and popular groups in Ecuador, starred in the opening concert of the festival on Sunday, September 11. This is a project created by Juan Zabala, which includes Banda de Zámbiza, led by musician Toño Cepeda and a DJ group that fuses vernacular rhythms with contemporary elements.
The Ecuadorian pianist and bassist Marcelo Vaca will share the stage with Brazilian Adriano Giffoni and Cuban Ivan Melon Lewis, in a trio show to be presented on Sunday, the last day of the festival.
“Such encounters are a great opportunity to show it is possible to merge the local rhythms with jazz,” said Vaca.