One for my Baby is a project by the singer Dirk Van Halewyck and the guitarist Kiko Aguado formed between Salobreña and Granada.
The band, founded in 2014, has since then integrated different musicians, and the current line-up is made up of eight top-level Andalusian jazz musicians.
The band's repertoire includes mainly original compositions and some Jazz Standards, and their style leans towards Funk and Soul.
The band gets its unique sound from the arrangements made by Kiko Aguado, both for original songs and standards.
Kiko Aguado and Dirk Van Halewyck are in charge of composing the songs. The musicians are experienced professionals who are used to playing in different formations.
You can book us for Festivals (Jazz / Funk / Blues) and also for concerts and private performances. We aim to let our audience enjoy the music and offer them a night to remember.
He studied classical saxophone with Manuel Miján and Jean-Marie Londeix.
He has taken courses with Daniel Deffayet, Marie-Bernardette Charrier, Jorge Pardo, Perico Sambeat, Ramón Cardo, Alfons Carrascosa ...
He has collaborated with the RTVE Orchestras, Madrid Symphony, Granada City and Kiev Theater.
He is part of different groups: OFMB, Kiko Aguado Cuarteto, Granada Big-Band, Graciela Jiménez Ensemble ...
He has made recordings with Kiko Aguado, The Fat Cats, María Romero, Orquesta de RTVE and Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid. Between 1986 and 1989 he was part of the band's staff
Municipal Symphony of Madrid.
He was a founding member of the "Orpheus" Saxophone Quartet, performing concerts throughout the Spanish geography, Italy and Morocco.
He is currently a teacher of saxophone at the Conservatorio "Ángel Barrios"
dirk van halewyck
Born in Antwerp (Belgium) on 12/01/1961. At the age of nine he began to learn musical language and to play the (classical) trumpet. At the age of 12 he was part of "Zwijndrechts Saxofoon Orkest" as trumpet player. At 18 years he took a weekend Jazz course: Trumpet and Improvisation at the school of the "Antwerp Big Band" directed by Freddy Sunder. Later he joined as a trumpet player in the same Big Band.
During the last ten years he discovered his passion for singing and changed the trumpet for the voice. He continued his singing training with Wilfried Van Beveren and David Davidse, among others. In 2011 he moved to Salobreña (Granada), and since then he has dedicated his full time to composing and singing.
He took Combo, Improvisation and Modern Harmony courses with Kiko Aguado in Granada, with whom he continues to work on the project “One For My Baby”.
Bass and double bass
Granada. Electric bass, guitar, arrangements and composition.
Self-taught, he began founding “La Banda del Tío Paco” (rock) in the 70s.
Jazz studies at the Madrid Musicians Workshop. For 5 years he has been in charge
musical by Carlos Cano, representing RNE in Cuba and Finland; fixing his 6th
album: “If all the doors were open”. Awarded as "Granadino IDEAL" in 1987. He has been musical director, live, for two years for Rosa López.
He has played live with: Henry Kneuer, María Romero, Kiko Aguado, Max Suñé,
Granada Big Band, Luis Poyatos & Pecos Beck, Celia Mur, One for my baby- Dirk Van
Halewyck-, Alberto Ruiz, Blanca Karo, Chauchina Town, Rosalie Cangelosie, Enrique Valdivieso (jazz), Ángela Muro, Juan Trova & Andrés Neuman, Raúl Alcover, Enrique Alirangues, Jolis, JL Mundi, Paco Revuelta (folk), We Can Band , Joaquín Sánchez, Harley Daniels, Tony Ossana, Johnny Branchizio (rock & blues), Paco Cortés (flamenco), Suhail (ethnic) ...
Guitar, arrangements and musical direction
He was born in Pontevedra on 12-18-1959 and has lived in Granada since 1961.
From a family of musicians, he began his musical career at the Victoria Eugenia Royal Conservatory of Granada, studying music theory, harmony and guitar. Studying, among others, with Carmelo Martínez.
From a very young age he began to take an interest in Jazz, participating in two seminars at the Taller de Músics de Barcelona, in which he studied with: Zé Eduardo, Bill Dobbins, Sean Levitt and Steve Brown.
He has played, among others, with the following Jazz musicians: Benny Golson, Bob Mintzer, Don Braden, Paul Wertico, Michael Philip Mossman, Pedro Iturralde, Perico Sambeat, Dave Samuels, Kurt Elling, Kevin Mahogany, Antonio Hart, Deborah Carter, Chris Higgins, Albert Sanz, Vince Benedetti, Paul Stocker, Santiago Reyes, Ramón Cardo, Fabio Miano, Jean Luc Vallet, Carlos González, Richie Ferrer, Toni Belenguer, Antonio Serrano, etc.
More info: http://www.kikoaguado.com/
He is born in Melbourne, Australia in 1969. He began studying saxophone at the age of 11, under the direction of various teachers. At the age of 16 he began studying with John Barrett, under an improvisational approach. In 1991 he entered the Victorian College of the Arts in a jazz course for 3 years. After graduation he worked independently with many groups of various styles: jazz, funk, rock etc. He taught sax for 8 years, and also led a big band from the same school. He played in a cover band, and collaborated on various electronic and experimental music projects. In 2004 he began to travel to different countries. He played with musicians from Morocco, Turkey, France and Spain.
He currently resides in Granada, plays in various jazz, funk, Latin music, flamenco fusion and ethnic music groups, including: Maui y los Sirenidos, Funkdación, Ool Ya Koo Big Band; Potato Head Jazz Band; Jaume Miguel Quartet; Acoustic Circus; Rubem Dantas' Granada Reunion Band; Astronauts; Red Passenger; The Jump Club; La Chistera Big Band and, of course, One For My Baby ...
Granada, 1957. Basically self-taught, he studied drums at the Madrid Musicians Workshop, where he lived for two winters. He has played with Perico Sambeat, Fabio Miano, Mario Rossy Kurt Rosenwinkel, Don Braden, Michael Mossman, Bob Mintzer, Benny Golson, Dave Samuels, Vincent Benedetti, David Lenker, Paul Stocker, Pedro Iturralde, Ramón Cardo, Jorge Pardo, Francis Posé, Salvador Font, Chano Domínguez, Abdu Salim, Tito Alcedo, Melker Issakson, Celia Mur, John Ehlis and with the Orquesta Ciudad de Granada, among others.
He has participated in numerous international jazz festivals in Spain and Portugal and in the recording of thirty-five albums of various trends.
He currently collaborates with Kiko Aguado, Vincent Benedetti, Jaume Miquel, One for My Baby, Blanca Karó, Ángela Muro, RosaLazar, John Ehlis, and Sense of Values Quartet, among other formations, and gives private drum lessons.
He is born in Granada in 1983. He has participated in projects of diverse character, from big band to jazz and folklore formations from different countries and formats. Throughout his career he has performed in different international jazz festivals, such as: Birmingham International Jazz and Blues Festival (United Kingdom), Granada International Jazz Festival, Jazz Festival on the Coast (Almuñecar), International Festival “ Jazz on the Lake ”, Atarfe (Granada), Torreilles Jazz Festival (France), Dresden Dixieland Festival (Germany), Denia Jazz Festival (Alicante), New Orleans Meets in Zofingen (Switzerland), Rive Jazzy Festival ( Switzerland), etc ...
He is the director of the Potato Head Jazz Band, one of the most internationally recognized bands, of which he has been a member for a decade. He has also collaborated with renowned artists such as Roko, Martha High, O´funk´illo, David Murray, Gunhild Carling, etc. At present he is looking for the maximum versatility that the instrument allows him, through jazz and folklore.
JOSE LUIS LOPRETTI
José Luis Lopretti was born in Montevideo-Uruguay.
He moved to the Netherlands at the age of 20, where he trained as a musician.
Teacher at the Codarts Conservatorium of Music (Rotterdam -Nederland).
Professor of bass, piano and combos (World music department) of Latin American music.
Tango ensembles at the Amsterdam Conservatory.
2014 to 2015.
professional pianist and bassist for more than 35 years.
Accompanying international artists of Jazz, Tango, Salsa, Folklore, pop etc.
Author of 2 CDs with his own compositions.
1)Candombe - 1998
2) One More Tango - 2012
Collaboration on dozens of records with other artists.