Be Flat Jazz Lounge & Be Flat Canarian Jazz Foundation
In 2012, Diego S. Cano - Founder of Melisofi created the now legendary Be Flat Jazz Lounge in Tenerife. The club soon became the epicentre for live jazz culture in the Canary Islands and was also recognised as one of the top five jazz venues in Spain but the prestigious national publication - Jazz in Spain.
Be Flat acts a showcase for both home-grown Canarian talent and international artists alike. The venue has played host to notable performers including Perico Sambeat, Jorge Pardo, Noa Lur, Chico Piñeiro, Dick Oatts, Raimundo Amador, Joe Magnarelli, Chris Cheek, Israel Sandoval, Charlie Moreno to name but a few.
The Be Flat Canarian Jazz Foundation is a not for profit organisation dedicated to promoting bilateral cultural exchanges between the Canary Islands and the rest of the world. Events organised by the foundation have received wonderful support from the likes of Leal, Guimerá, Santo Domingo Convent and Ritz Carlton Abama. National and International governmental organisations such as the Tenerife Cabildo and UNESCO Be Flat's initiative as an example of how to best support and showcase the depth of talent within a diverse community.
"Be Flat has been a success for the cultural environment of our island to demonstrate the interaction between various elements such as culture, tourism, ecology and science where it has been proposed to offer the Canarian citizen and the tourist that visits us a cultural and artistic reality framed in our territory." - Enrique Perdomo Castro, President of PROMUSIC Association of Music Professionals of the Canary Islands.