Candela is a latin jazz sextet created by the percussionist Wouter Helmig. The amusement of this band is to deliver latin jazz in a way which makes it interesting not only for those who enjoy listening Latin Jazz, but also for those who like dancing to the latin jazz beats.

The name of the band “Candela” stands literally for fire, but in latin slang it also refers to “passion” and “enthusiasm”. Do you feel like dancing on a mix of afro, mambo, bossa, and jazz or prefer chilling with a glass of wine while enjoying some good music? For both options, Candela makes it possible.

The music and performance of Candela is therefore suitable for festivals, jazz clubs, café’s as well for receptions and (company) parties. The repertoire of Candela contains classical latin jazz standards such as Afro Blue and Manteca. Also modern Latin jazz is part of the repertoire, with songs from Cuban composers such as Orlando Valle ‘Maraca’, ‘El Indio’ and Tony Martinez(listen to "Pa'lo Latino"). And ofcourse ¡Candela! also plays own songs (listen to "Last Minute", written by Micha Schellhaas).

Ludo Doomernik (piano)
Bas Rietmeijer (bass)
Ewout Dercksen (saxophone)
Micha Schellhaas (guitar)
Sascha Pöpping (drums)
Wouter Helmig (conga, cajon, sheckere, small percussion; bandleader)

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0031-6-430 548 63
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