I’m thinking of her album Smooth. One day, 20 years ago, I met a person who was an angel. The combination of these three persons’ serious and balanced attitude towards musicianship, life and fame indicates a posture that I believe is beneficial for a steady and long-term development. She joined the band in 2008, when she was eleven. Asked about visions and strategies Joan hasn’t got any elaborate answers. Even if all four features were copied and practiced in institutional music education those institutions would still miss one crucial factor – Joan Chamorro. Two weeks later she rehearsed with the band for the first time and three weeks later she performed with the band at Teatre Greek in Barcelona. And Èlia tells me that starting to play jazz changed her life. They are impressed by the young musicians. The result is a large and strong network of musicians of different ages. However, many foreign fans travel to Barcelona to experience the band on location. This happens sometimes in everyday life and all the time in research. She laughingly calls it her “plan B”, so I suppose this was not her main option after all. Photo by Lili Bonmati. And probably this is only the beginning of the rich music life of a young and very talented musician. A lot in jazz is different from classical music. So, what about us, the fans? Other evidence of love lies in the multitude of posts, “likes” and enthusiastic comments on social media and YouTube, not least reactions to the band’s and Joan Chamorro’s own posts. Because of our love, we, the fans, almost every day enjoy YouTube videos and/or albums by the big band or other line-ups connected to the SAJB network – and we spread the word and the music to friends and contacts on social media. Different people, with different emotions that vary in depth and background, can enjoy the same music through their emotions. Violin, saxophone and vocals are her three musical modes of expression. She was so young and had the expression of youth, but she was nevertheless so sophisticated. Their musical expressions create something in me that is a mix of melancholy and happiness – “Triste et beau”, to put it in French. In addition, she likes to sing – Bossa nova and other Brazilian music. This was in 2012. With the reservation that she sometimes might need time to study and prepare songs, she has not declared any limitations on which songs she might sing in the show. In addition, I illustrate one article in the reflections category by music videos with members of the Sant Andreu Jazz Band. If I am on the right track I would still stress that it very much is a matter of emphasis, not of mutually exclusive categories. form the first category. In 2009, the album “Sant Andreu Jazz Band Live at Casa Fuster” was released. It is as if Céu meets me at the Brazilian seashore and leads me into some musical kind of rainforest. (Maria do Céu Whitaker Poças). This is of course the only way to have accompaniment to songs that Kat has not recorded on albums herself. (Read more about Èlia in my article Èlia Bastida.). These features tell us something important about the SAJB project. He could understand what the kids needed to become devoted and skilled musicians, and this understanding I believe comes from a general understanding of people. More of that later. Following some critical notes on the concept ‘world music’, I ended the article like this: World music or not – here is some of the music that Musik.pm has covered the first four years. Alba plays trumpet and saxophone, and she sings a lot with the big band and different SAJB-related smaller constellations. In 2017, I published an updated article on Kat in English. You are not restrained to look for talent only with those whose parents can afford the fees. SAJB was formed in 2006 and has developed a lot since then, and even since I first discovered SAJB in 2016. However, the musical examples below show that young musicians can still communicate emotions with fellow musicians and audiences of very different ages. Obviously, they are while collaborating, but maybe the professionals can utilize these experiences in their other activities. Over the years, SAJB and Joan have taught her a lot and not only about music. SAT! Like his father Joan liked music, but also sport. “I am my own greatest mystery”, she exclaims with a laugh. When training to be a musician, the musician can learn how to express feelings effectively – maybe in a more mature way. In jazz you listen and play. As I usually do, I conducted this interview with the support of my wife. One day, 20 years ago, I met a person who was an angel. The specially invited musicians at the 2018 concert were Ignazi Terraza (piano), Andrea Motis (vocal and trumpet), Èlia Bastida (violin and tenor saxophone), Scott Hamilton (tenor saxophone), Luigi Grasso (alto saxophone), and Ray Colom (trumpet). Maria Ana has also performed internationally in different countries – in big concert halls and at small venues. By then she had been around as a singer and songwriter for more than ten years. And probably this is only the beginning of the rich music life of a young and very talented musician. Best music l’ve heard in a long time! Auto Retrato When I discovered Kat, she had also recorded and released two albums; Take to the Sky in 2009 and Way Down Low in 2012. There are also two Facebook groups with enthusiastic members, one in French and one in English. In the discussion Andrea herself stresses the importance of being a jazz musician, not just any kind of musician. She then decided to put all her efforts into her music career. The Concert Auditorium of Palau de la Música Catalana. However, some are born in the tradition, and they learn from people close to them. She lives with her mother who is a musician, and many of her friends are musicians. Maria Ana has also performed internationally in different countries – in big concert halls and at small venues. When she was as young as 3-4 years of age, she saw many old musical movies and expected that what she saw on the screen would be her future. He was a builder while Joan’s mother stayed at home taking care of the family which included – aside from Joan and his father – Joan’s sister and two brothers. This is a sample of songs from the Jazzing series. There is even a song inspired only by the image of a sound. I am not saying that there is; just that the question of finding the important factors behind the Sant Andreu Jazz Band success is a complex one, and that some common dimension of the cultural background might be one important factor – or not. Kat makes them all her own and turns them into ‘Vintage Pop’. So there are some things in Maria Ana Bobone’s performances and albums that differ from the kind of fado you most often experience in the fado houses of today. In the beginning, they made the episodes from their apartment in New York, where the scene of the show was a simple curtain arrangement in a room they used for their everyday life at other times. I have no doubt that the four features that Joan Chamorro points to in the former post are very important – listening to learn, the belief that young persons can play jazz, the importance of presence, and the positive energy of the group – but are they equally important?