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ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Fourth Night)

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On January 6, the fourth and final night of the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay featured pianist Aaron Diehl's trio including bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Quincy Davis as well as the duo of vocalist Nnenna Freelon and guitarist Chico Pinheiro. Alto saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera also presented The Music of Chick ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Second Night)

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For its second night of music on January 4, the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay welcomed saxophonist Gary Smulyan playing the music of Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan with bassist David Wong, drummer Rodney Green and trumpeter Diego Urcola. Also onstage were the Aaron Diehl trio with Paul Sikivie and Quincy Davis as ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23th Punta del Este Jazz in Uruguay (first night)

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Photographs from the first night of the 23rd version of the Jazz Festival of Punta del Este in Uruguay. Performances by Amigos de El Sosiego (The Music of Lee Morgan) with David Feldman: piano; Popo Romano: double bass; Pipi Piazzolla: drums; Nicolás Mora: guitar; Diego Urcola: trumpet with Alex Brown: violin; Jessé Sadoc: trumpet. The Al ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matador: Matador 4

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On his fourth release, Montevideo based guitarist Santiago Bogacz AKA Matador explores various tonalities and harmonies both vocally and instrumentally. He has overdubbed himself performing multiple guitars and singing various lines to create compelling soundscapes of haunting poetry.

The short and dynamic opener “20" sets the mood for the rest of the album. The intertwined ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Punta del Este International Jazz Festival - January 6-10, 2016

Punta del Este International Jazz Festival - January 6-10, 2016

“Do small things with great love."—Francisco Yobino, Punta del Este International Jazz Festival Director By Maria Cabeza Francisco Yobino was a pioneer; when he started thinking of making a jazz festival in Punta del Este (Uruguay) people told him he was nuts: “ In the middle of the countryside?" “ Surrounded by cows?" “ You should try this ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matador: Matador 3

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Uruguayan guitarist and vocalist Santiago Bogacz, stage name Matador, blends various musical influences into a unique sound with a jazz influenced spontaneity. After two intriguing EPs he has put out his first full-length album. All three are untitled as each is labeled with original art work that sets it apart from the others.

On ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matador: Matador

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Guitarist and singer Santiago Bogacz's, stage name Matador, second eponymous EP can easily serve as a score for an independent, art house, film. As with his first release Bogacz continues to explore and fuse Americana and Latin motifs but the current disc is thematically more cohesive and has a definite dramatic atmosphere.

On “Sin ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matador: Matador

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Matador is the stage name of Uruguayan guitarist, composer and songwriter Santiago Bogacz who is an eclectic, up and coming artist with immense talent and dynamic creativity. His versatile eponymous EP is self-released and contains four of his own songs that reflect his various sources of inspiration and his superb musicianship.

The classically trained Bogacz ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Punt a del Este Jazz Festival, January 15-19, 2011

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15th International Festival of Punta del Este
January 5-9, 2011
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Over the last 15 years, dozens of today's top jazz musicians--the McCoy Tyner's and Joe Lovano's--have continued to return to the Punta del Este Jazz Festival, in Uruguay.

The Festival is celebrated on a dairy farm in an ...



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