El Perseguidor, Club de Jazz en Santiago de Chile
I’ve found what I think may be and remain my favorite little jazz club in Santiago. El Perseguidor is an intimate, softly-lit club in the heart of the Bellavista Barrio in Santiago’s north-central area of Providencia, just a short walk from Pablo Neruda’s famous house in the city called La Chascona. The service at El Perseguidor is kind, quick and professional, the line-up is the best in the city and often features heavy-hitting Chilean and international jazz favorites the likes of Angel Parra Trio, Cristian Cuturrufo and Los Titulare.
I had the pleasure of meeting owner Carolina Fernandez last week. We talked about the Santiago jazz scene a little, about some of the piano players here (I’m looking for one), and a bit about the club of course. I caught a great show by Cuturrufo and band last weekend, too. Meeting Cutu after the show was a lot of fun. He’s a talented man with a lot of heart (apparent very quickly when you hear him play, and again when he hugs you – or me, as the case were – hello), as is his partner in much, the great saxophonist Jimmy Coll, and I’m looking forward to accepting their invitation to sit in with them for a song or two this weekend. Should be a lot of fun! I’m thinking Summertime, Autumn Leaves and My Funny Valentine, though we’ll we what the spirit hits us with…
If you’re in Santiago, I hope you’ll give this great club your support and the stellar musicians who play there your kind appreciation. Heck, maybe I’ll even see you there (if so, please say hello)!
Photo by toniera via Panoramio.
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