Naftule band

Naftule is an energetic cocktail of jazz, flamenco, klezmer, latin and cabaret. Although based in the Netherlands the band line up is very international. Thus a combination of musical styles is a given. Naftule tells stories of these different backgrounds and connects with the audience throughout the concert.

In only 3 years of existence, Naftule has performed in festivals and venues in Asia and Europe : Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan), Jeonju Sori Festival (Korea), Jazzolontia (Spain), Jazz in Het Dorp (Netherlands), Kaamosjazz (Finland), Festival Alles Muss Raus (Germany), Altonale (Germany)...

Their first album “El viaje de Naftule” (2016) was the introduction of Naftule to the world. The second Album of the Naftule, "Iodosana" (2018) was recorded in Andalusia. 

Naftule is: 


"Happy, warm, high quality grooving and very professional" 

(Jazzritmit, 2017)

"the music of Naftule is ecstatic" 

(kim hyunjun, 2018)

The composer and leader of this band is the Spanish jazz clarinetist Emilio Parrilla. The musicians of Naftule are: Nadia Basurto (voice), Emilio Parrilla (clarinet), Bernardo Parrilla (Sax), Yoojin Ko (Flute), Alessio Bruno (Double Bass), Javier Galiana (piano), Guillermo Martin (drums).

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