Duo – Elisabet Raspall & Jordi Paulí
Elisabet Raspall – piano
Jordi Paulí – tenora and alto sax
Elisabet Raspall is a pianist and composer with a renowned career in the jazz scene in Spain. She studied with Tete Montoliu, Lluis Vidal, Jean-Pierre Dupuy, Alvaro Is, Silvia Goes, Iñaki Salvador, Albert Bover, Zé Eduardo, etc. She studied at the Berkee College of Music in Boston, as well as in New York with musicians like Barry Harris, George Cables and Fred Hersch. She has participated in projects as diverse as Lee Morgan’s Tribute, Aljama, John Dubuclet Big Band, Bellaterra Big Band, as well as leading her own various bands. She has participated in different jazz seminars in Barcelona with musicians like Brad Melhdau, George Garzone, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. She has participated in the International Seminar of Jazz Schools in Dublin with Dave Liebman and participated in various jazz festivals. She has published eleven albums of original compositions, collaborating with musicians like saxophonist Chris Cheek and guitarist Dani Pérez, besides having worked on other albums together. She has participated in bands including De Diego Brothers, Errol Woiski, Rogério Botter Maio, among others. She has been awarded several prizes, among which four were for best jazz composition awarded by the AMJM (Association of Jazz and Modern Music of Catalonia). She is currently a piano accompanist at ESMUC (Catalan College of Music).
Jordi Paulí is a renowned instrumentalist, tenora and saxophone player, and composer. He has been a pioneer for using the tenora in a jazz style with his band Jordi Paulí Quartet. He studied with Ricard Roda, Pedro Iturralde, Salvador López, Jaume Vilà, Josep Colomer, Perico Sambeat, Francesc Burrull, etc. He has assisted at seminars with Jean Ives Formeau, Nicholas Prost, Paquito d´Rivera, etc. He formed part of projects in different musical styles like the Cobla Sant Jordi-Ciutat de Barcelona, Barcelona Municipal Band, Roda de Saxos, La Salseta del Poble Sec, Big Band EMB, Saxocromia, Une Anche Passe, Cobla de Cambra de Catalunya, Blue Big Band de l’Aula de Jazz, Girona Jazz Project. He has collaborated with l’Orchestre 2E2M du Paris (Ensemble 2E2M), Jesse Davis, Joan Albert Amargós, Lluis Llach, Coetus, Tactequeté, Els Joglars, Philharmonic Orchestra of Catalonia, etc. He is currently professor of saxophone and tenora at l’Escola i Conservatori Municipal de Vilanova i la Geltrú (Municipal Music School and Conservatory of Vilanova i la Geltrú) and director of the Vilanova Big Band.
The paths of these two musicians have crossed and we can enjoy them with this musical proposal, which perfectly combines traditional music with jazz.