The Mexican singer, bassist and composer Fuensanta Méndez grew up in the forests of Veracruz in Mexico. Her artistic parents introduced her to Latin-American and European music, dance, theatre and books. So it’s no surprise to learn that she was just thirteen when she decided to compose jazz music. At fifteen she began to write poetry, which added depth to her compositions. After moving to the Netherlands to study at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, where she graduated with distinction, she won the Princess Christina Concours in 2016, and a year later she performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival. In 2019 she won the prestigious Mexican Jóvenes Creadores for promising young composers.

In short: nothing but the best from this multifaceted, young musician, and no wonder that Jimmi Hueting has invited her and her trio for the programme he has curated for Saturday evening. “Songs and glitters, accompanied by analogue synthesizer, jarana and rubbish bins.” That is what Méndez says you can expect.


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