Biography

Born in Ibiza, she began her musical learning of classical choir, song and piano on the island. 

 

In 1999 she moved to Barcelona to study at the Aula de Música Moderna y Jazz, and at the same time she studied acting, dance and body structuring.

 

She develops her musical training with teachers such as: Deborah J. Carter, Carme Canela, Raquel Lojendio, Ivana Kotov, Shamanka Phoenix, Emmanuel Djob, Federico Rey, Pat Metheny, Perico Sambeat, Sheila Jordan, Paul Farrington, Bernardo Sasseti ...

 

She was a member of the gospel/world music group "The Black & White Xperience" (Montpellier, France), directed by Emmanuel Djob (Cameroon), making tours throughout Europe.

 

Since 2005 she lives in Madrid, where she collaborates or is part of projects in a multitude of genres, from the Spanish dance company Antonio Najarro (BNE), Nach, José Manuel Zapata, Jorge Drexler, Marta Sánchez (piano), Iván Melón Lewis, Pepe Rivero Big Band, Ariel Bringuez, Daniel Oyarzabal ...

 

In 2012, Angela presented her debut album, “En esta orilla de Drexler”, where she revisits the music of the Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler, fusing it with the jazz trio formed by Pablo Martín-Caminero, Daniel Oyarzabal, and Borja Barrueta, with José Luis Crespo on the sound. Jorge Drexler himself collaborates on the album, singing a duet with Ángela. The album was selected in the 3rd edition of the Circuito Estatal de Músicas Populares GPS (Girando Por Salas) for the promotion of emerging music and artists, promoted by the Institute of Performing Arts and Music of Spain INAEM and the MECD.

 

In 2014, as a duo with Madrid guitarist Chema Saiz, she released her second album,“Remembering Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass”, edited and produced by Blue Music. 

 

In 2016 she published her third album “Camino a Santa Clara… Por 50 años más con Los Fakires”, released under the Cezanne Producciones label, where Ángela travels to the center of the island of Cuba, to record with the legendary Cuban vieja trova band, Los Fakires, who had celebrated their 50th anniversary as a group in 2014. The album has in its libretto a review by the pianist and composer, founder of the band Irakere and nine times Grammy-winner, Chucho Valdés.

 

Between 2013 and 2017, Angela toured the world with the British band Brit Floyd, the official Pink Floyd tribute band, where she performed Clare Torry's legendary and virtuoso solo "The Great Gig in The Sky".

The pianist and composer, founder of the band Irakere and nine times awarded by the Academy of the Grammys, says about Angela’s work with Los Fakires:

"Santa Clara has always been a land of great musicians and a historic cultural movement. I've collaborated with some great musicians in my band Irakere, such as Enrique Plá, José Luis Cortés, Carlos Alvarez, Manuel Machado to mention a few... During the 70s I listened to a band called Los Fakires, with the genuine Pucho Lopez, as well as the era of Juan José Bringuez, and I was very impressed with the originality of those musicians. Now Ariel Bringuez, his grandfather Juan José, and the singer Ángela Cervantes are presenting this magnificent work of art.

After listening to this CD I realized that Cuban music is in good shape. This is a fresh, original, traditional, and at the same time contemporary work, respectful of the roots of its origin.

The arrangements, the solos and especially the vocalist Ángela Cervantes are marvelous. It is a Cuban outlook on the XXI century. That is why I recommend listening to this material that is the prelude to a new path."

CHUCHO VALDÉS

In 2012, Angela presented her debut album, "En esta Orilla de Drexler", so did it in the Ibiza Jazz Festival, her homeland.

In November of the same year she participates in the first "Music Festival" Teatro Municipal de San Juan (Argentina), sharing the stage and collaborating with the famous Argentine folklore group Aca Seca. Also she presents the project at the Samsung Room of Buenos Aires.

In Madrid, the presentation was in the Gardens of the Museum of Costume, in the cycle "Voces en el Jardín".

Angela revisits the music of the Uruguayan singer-songwriter Jorge Drexler, fusing it with the jazz trio made up; Pablo Martín-Caminero (production, bass and arrangements), Daniel Oyarzabal (production, piano, Rhodes and arrangements), Borja Barrueta (drums) and Jose Luis Crespo (sound mixing, mastering and production).

Jorge Drexler himself is working on the album, singing a duet with Angela.

 

The album was Select in the 3rd edition of Popular Music State Circuit GPS (Girando Por Salas ) for the promotion of music and emerging artists, promoted by the Institute of Performing Arts and Music of Spain INAEM and the MECD.

In 2014, in a duo with the spanish guitarist Chema Saiz, she released her second album, "Recordando Ella Fitzgerald y Joe Pass", edited and produced by Blue Music.

 

Since 2010, member of the group Pink Tones (www.pinktones.net), Spanish band Pink Floyd taxed, and in which she plays alongside the spanish singer Cris Lopez, the legendary piece "The Great Gig in the Sky" , of "the Dark Side of the Moon" album.

In 2013, the musical director of the British band Brit Floyd (www.britfloyd.com), one of the most important Londoners Pink Floyd tribute bands, sees her performance in networks, and proposes to join her cast and interpreting her spectacular virtuoso solo. It is in October 2013 when Angela becomes part of this great band of great international prestige.

Guest artist at:

- “Mejor que el Silencio”, by Nach Dúo (“Si yo fuera”).

 

- ”Tango Mano a Mano”, by José Manuel Zapata (“El día que me quieras”).

 

- “Ressonadors” (“Sa Serena Cau Menuda”).

 

- “Amar la Trama” by Jorge Drexler (chorus in  “Una canción me trajo hasta aquí”)

 

- “María Toledo” by the spanish singer María Toledo.

 

- “Experience” de Ariel Bringuez (solo and lyricist on "Beatles - Experience" and choirs in      "Lazaro Ros Experience" and "Bob Marley Experience").

- "La espiral Amarilla" by the pianist Marta Sánchez ("Ambrosía").

 

- "Medium" by the bassist Martín Leiton ("Buenos Aires").

 

- "Tiempos de búsqueda"  by the saxophonist Iñaki Arakistain ( "Funky For Grover").

 

- “The Streets of New Orleans”, gospel group from Barcelona, ​​Lord's Messengers.

 

- “The Miracle of Life”  and “Remember”  by the Cameroonian artist, Emmanuel Djob.

 

Own discography:

 

-  “En esta orilla de Drexler” (Bost Espacio Creativo - 2012),

-  “Recordando a Ella Fizgerald & Joe Pass” (Youkali - 2014)

“Camino a Santa Clara … Por 50 años más con Los Fakires” (Cezzane Producciones 2016)