We all like a good story, and Clarence Bekker's got one. The Dutch artist of Suriname origins first tasted success at just 20 years with his '90s eurodance hits. After a difficult spell in his life, he ended up in Barcelona, where he started up 08001, a band christened with the post code of the neighbourhood where they were based, the Raval. Playing in the city streets, he was discovered by the project Playing for Change, which promotes the idea of music as an international language and takes street performers on worldwide tours. From there, Bekker took on a residency at Jamboree, where he's now one of the jazz club's biggest stars. After closing out this year's San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival at the Coliseum with a show with a gospel heart and Bollywood dancing, Bekker brings his repertoire of funk and soul classics (James Brown, Prince, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson) to this Christmas show at the Tívoli.