Antonio Cosenza, guitarist, composer and founder of the Latin-Jazz Band SELVA started playing the guitar at the age of ten. He began his study of music in 1977 at the National Conservatory in Guatemala city. He lives in Hamburg since 1982 where he continued studying at the High School for Music, before successfuly graduating in 1987. His repertoire includes music from the renaissance period thorough to present, with the main emphasis concentrating on latinamerican music. Some of his own compositions and also numerous arrangements from the music of the mayan and garinagu have been published in germany and guatemala. His concerts lead him all over Europe, the USA and Centralamerica. He has featured on many CD´s, either as solist or as part of the group. He is founder of the LATIN-JAZZ BAND SELVA ! SELVA`S music finds its basis in a new and original style of latin jazz and fusion. Its melodies, varied and harmonic Latin-American rythms reflect the spirit and vitality of the jungle and the magic of its sound world. The multicultural integrations of this band (Argentina, Germany, Guatemala, Holland and Cuba) mixes a great variety of elements of spontaneity and fantasy, making every experience so unforgettable that will remain for a long time in the heart of the one who listen. Selva has released 2 CDs: "Aventura Tropical" and "Manantial".!!ENTER "SELVA AVENTURA TROPICAL" or SELVA MANANTIAL" to buy at amazon!!! The latest CD Release "Selva Nocturna"will have its Release Party on 12.10.2019 at Goldbekhaus in Hamburg,Germany.All CDs are available at ITunes and Amazon.ENTER "SELVA NOCTURNA" at amazon!!!
Something wonderful happens when we get together to play music: the door to our own unique world of sound "Selva", opens itself. We would like to share this world with all of you!
SELVA BAND Omar Rodriguez-Calvo Double Bass Ilan Levanon E.Guitar Leandro Saint-Hill. Saxophons,Flute, ,Clarinet,Voc Heinz Lichius. Drums Andreas Carstensen E.&Nylon S.Guitar, Guitarrilla, Melodica Antonio Cosenza Nylon s.Guitar, Western Guitar, Guitarrilla,Voc.
ABOUT SELVA NOCTURNA The sextet around
Antonio Cosenza from Hamburg gives jazz a
real pearl of looseness with their third album.
That there is so much Latin flair in the album is
of course due to the fact that the roots of some
musicians come from Cuba, Guatemala and
Argentina. Whether it's a racy or a quiet
composition of their own, the harmonious
coexistence between all the different string and
wind instruments is striking, while still leaving
enough room for solos. It's a shame that the
spirited "Mentirotas" is only one track that has
been given a vocal part.(TIMEZONE)