Ella Zirina is a guitar virtuoso and composer from Latvia, based in Amsterdam. Her compositions are built on musical improvisations and create a personal and emotional sonic environment. She won first prize in the Virtual Jazz Club Competition in 2021 for her rendition of “I Loves You Porgy” by Gershwin - with the help of her trio.
Expanding on Ella’s passion for texture, the Ella Zirina Trio adds double bass and drums into the mix to create rich and colorful compositions. The trio started their journey together after meeting as students at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, and consists of David Macchione on double bass and Eloi Pascual Nogue on drums in addition to Ella Zirina on guitar. They have performed in the Netherlands at established jazz venues like BIMHUIS and have toured and performed in Spain at the NigranJazz festival.
Ella Zirina's debut album is released this spring and features the trio, guest saxophonist Tineke Postma and a string quartet. At Herr Nilsen, we will experience them in the trio format, and we are looking forward to their playful dynamic on stage.
Ella Zirina (guitar), David Macchione (double bass), Eloi Pascual Nogue (drums)
Concert starts 18:00