Sergio de Lope (Córdoba, 1985) and his band are part of the new generation of creative flamenco makers, building the most swinging bridges between flamenco and jazz. The genre is flourishing in Spain. De Lope, voted Best Flamenco Instrumentalist at the 2017 festival de la Unión, “sings” flamenco with his flute and his saxophone and translates the expressive “flamenco soul” into jazzy compositions. On his debut album he shows us a “Night in Utrera” ― the way Dizzy Gillespie once evoked “A Night in Tunisia” ― taking the next step on the road that legendary flautist Jorge Pardo set out on with the legendary Paco de Lucía Sextet. With his musical friends, including pianist Alfonso Aroca (the discovery of our 2017 festival) Sergio de Lope brings refreshingly new flamenco flavours for a solid boost of energy in the cold month of February.