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Naftule band

Naftule is an energetic cocktail of jazz, 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 the last 6 years of existence, Naftule has performed in festivals and venues in Asia, America and Europe : Yokohama Jazz Festival (Japan), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), Jeonju Sori Festival (Korea), Jazzolontia (Spain), Jazz in Het Dorp (Netherlands), Kaamosjazz (Finland), Festival Alles Muss Raus (Germany), Altonale (Germany)...

They have recorded two albums: “El viaje de Naftule” (2016) and "Iodosana" (2018).

In 2021 they obtained the I-portunus grant to record their third album, that will be released in 2022.

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 fixed musicians of Naftule are: Nadia Basurto (voice), Emilio Parrilla (clarinet)Yoojin Ko (Flute), Bernardo Parrilla(sax), Gon Navarro (guitar), Alessio Bruno (Double Bass) and Guillermo Martin (drums).

_PGP4492 Naftule Emilio Parrilla Garcia
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