In need of that weekend jazz fix? Look no further as Argentine great, Jorge López Ruiz backed by his quartet will be gracing the Club De Música on Friday evening from 9PM onwards with some smooth and salubrious little numbers.
Totting up 60 years in his musical career, the double-bass aficionado has experienced a fruitful career, playing alongside some of the biggest names in the business. The biggest names you ask? Try jazz queen Ella Fitzgerald, the singing sensation Nat King Cole and legendary trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie on for size. Not solely restricted to the ways of the double bass, Ruiz has also composed the Argentine musical heros of Santo (aka the Argentine Elvis) and multi-talented Leonardo Favio, one of Argentina’s most successful singers in the 60s and 70s.
Jorge released his first album back in 1961 and has been producing albums ever since. Despite meeting a few hitches along the way, two of his albums, El grito and Bronca Buenos Aires were banned during the military dictatorship.
Gaining a doctorate in music from the Columbia Pacific University, California amongst other achievements throughout his career, not to mention a United Nations peace medal, this multi-talented jazzista will not be one to miss.
Club De Música (Paraguay 5519)
You can view the event on Facebook and get tickets here.