Nat Birchall Quintet visit to Larissa

Nat B quintet duende 2We are back from our visit to Larissa in Greece where we played two concerts at  Duende Jazz Bar.   The experience turned out to be even greater than our expectation could have been.

I have to say that we had the most amazing and life-affirming experience, the people were the most spiritual, warm-hearted and generous I have ever met. It made me feel humble to have been invited to play and to have been among them for even a short time. Everyone we met loved the music so much and were so appreciative and complimentary about it and our presence that I am still finding it difficult to take it all in.
I think our visit will become one of the defining experiences of my life and I would like to thank Kostas Voultsidis in particular for having the vision in the first place and for all his hard work in organising everything despite many difficulties involved, also for being the most gracious and generous host possible.
I also would like to thank all the other people who helped with the organisation of the visit, all the people who generously loaned instruments for us to play, all the people who helped by sponsoring various aspects of the trip, all the people who came to listen ( some of them travelling for many hours to make the journey, even travelling from Germany in one instance!! ) and all the new friends we made. I know there were several people who really wanted to be there but for various obstacles couldn’t make it, but we will certainly return and hopefully we will meet in the near future.
All the music from both nights was recorded and the plan is to release an album from the recording to commemorate our experience, so watch this space as they say.

**There is a short film about our visit, please check the “Videos” page to take a peep!**

Many blessings to everyone involved, Nat.

“Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond.” – Rumi