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David Oquendo

David D. Oquendo is a New Jersey, USA based artist. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico – and raised in New Jersey. In 2009, Oquendo completed his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University (Newark Campus), earning a BFA in Painting and a Minor in Art History. While attending Rutgers, Oquendo was mentored by the late Denyse Thomasos; in addition to earning the Creative Achievement in Fine Arts Award – for outstanding accomplishment in fine arts reflecting creativity and dedication.

In 2012, he earned an MFA in Painting from Montclair State University. Oquendo has shown his work in New Jersey, New York, Florida, United Kingdom; as well as created murals throughout New Jersey and New York. Oquendo's most notable exhibitions are a 2016 solo show at Solo(s) Project House in Newark, NJ, a 2017 solo show at the Henao Contemporary Center in Orlando, FL, and a 2020 solo show at Equal Space located in Newark, NJ. Oquendo is currently an Art educator through The Robeson Galleries at Rutgers University, and Head of the Visual Arts Department in Visual Arts at Bard Early College in Newark, NJ.

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Synia Carroll: Water is My Song

Read "Water is My Song" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello


Water is My Song, from Sarasota-based vocalist Synia Carroll, sends up ten terrific vocals, tasteful solos and surprises. Water-related selections and themes span across the date wherein Carroll and her team of fine players hit on the classics, hand-picked gems and uniquely presented traditional fare. “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" starts things swinging with Carroll's “Great Divas of Jazz"-inspired pipes swaying and over a laid-back rhythm bed. Guest artist Houston Person offers a tasty ...

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Synia Carroll: Water is My Song

Read "Water is My Song" reviewed by Pierre Giroux


Vocalist Synia Carroll's Water is My Song is a journey through musical fluidity. She gracefully navigates the currents of jazz with a collection of offbeat compositions inspired by the ebb and flow of water. The album is enriched by an ensemble of stellar musicians including pianist John Di Martino, bassist Kenny Davis and drummer Jerome Jennings with guests including the impeccable tenor saxophonist Houston Person on two tracks. The ten-track set opens with the Harold Arlen/Eric ...

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New Video: David Oquendo

New Video: David Oquendo

Source: JazzWax by Marc Myers

Today you're in for a treat. Cuba's filin movement began in the late 1940s and lasted into the 1960s. It was a particular way of singing a ballad so that it sounded extra romantic and passionate, what we'd call crooning. Filin (pronounced FEEL-in) came out of the steamy bolero and canción and the 19th century trova, short for trovadors or troubadours—traveling artists who sang ballads and accompanied themselves on guitar. Today, David Oquendo is one of the finest singers of ...

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Roswell Rudd and David Oquendo Harlem in the Himalayas at the Rubin Museum of Art Friday, April 27

Roswell Rudd and David Oquendo Harlem in the Himalayas at the Rubin Museum of Art Friday, April 27

Source: Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART & THE JAZZ MUSEUM IN HARLEM PRESENT A jazz concert

FRIDAY, APRIL 27 7:00 PM

HARLEM IN THE HIMALAYAS $15 IN ADVANCE; $20 DAY OF THE EVENT Roswell Rudd and David Oquendo

Roswell Rudd, trombone, and David Oquendo, electric and acoustic guitar, team up on some of their personal favorites as well as some originals and songs rooted in the Afro-Cuban tradition.

RUBIN MUSEUM OF ART 150 WEST ...

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