Content by tag "Bogota"

MUSICIAN Born:

Felipe Mendoza

Músico nacido el 23 de Mayo de 1988. Su incursión a la música no es la usual. A pesar de estar inmerso en ella desde pequeño con los discos de música clásica, boleros, música colombiana y demás que había en su casa y de tomar ocasionalmente clases de piano y guitarra en escuelas de barrio, no descubre el jazz, específicamente a John Scofield, hasta cuando entró a la universidad estudiando otra carrera. En el 2009 conoce al maestro Óscar Acevedo quien por un tiempo le ofrece guía en el género, y que posteriormente le presenta al maestro Enrique Mendoza, con quien estudia durante la mayor parte de su carrera en la Javeriana, iniciada en el año 2012

MUSICIAN Born:

Juan D Arango

With 4 recordings as a leader Juan David Arango is in a constant exploration of concepts where improvisation plays a very important role in the development of compositions. Currently Juan is playing with AKA TRIO, MÈDULLA and AHUM. On february 2018 he forms a duo called Mèdulla with drummer Pedro Acosta, the duo explores the pc as part in the music and the timbre, they improvise over original compositions, standards and popular songs. Also, alongside Pedro Acosta and Kike Harker, on 2018 they decided to start a new project trio style AKA TRIO. The trio have a strong influence of 1950´s BlueNote Artists such as Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Louis Smith, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew, Curtis Fuller, Sonny Stitt among others and a great influence by Colombia roots music

MUSICIAN Born:

Juan Dhas

Born on May 4th 1994 in Dubai, UAE, guitarist Juan Dhas was immersed in music from the very beginning. At the age of 8, he began classical piano studies under Anton Tajanlangit, a member of the musical Tajanlangit family from the Philippines. However, Juan’s true passion for the guitar was ignited upon hearing a Hendrix album his father had bought; completely awe-struck, he asked his parents if he could study guitar. Juan’s wish was granted when he began studying with another Tajanlangit family member, Peter Tajanlangit, who saw great potential in Juan and nurtured his abilities over the coming years. From a young age, Juan absorbed whatever he could around him, subconsciously molding his musical tastes

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Javier Perez Sandoval of Carrera Quinta

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Meet Javier Perez Sandoval:
Javier Perez Sandoval's Carrera Quinta is a Colombian sextet established in 2006 by composers Javier and Francy Montalvo. The band blends contemporary jazz with traditional Colombian music from the Andean region, creating an unique, intense and powerful sound. After recording their debut album En Esencia in 2009, the group expanded ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Colombia's Carrera Quinta Release "Big Band" - Available Now!

Colombia's Carrera Quinta Release "Big Band" - Available Now!

Carrera Quinta, founded by Colombian composers Javier Pérez Sandoval and Francy Montalvo have released Carrera Quinta Big Band. In 2015, Carrera Quinta returned to the studio to record a new album with a big band. Conducted by Colombian Director Ricardo Jaramillo and recorded by the Latin Grammy Award-winning engineer Mauricio Cano, the 19 piece band made ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

FatsO: On Tape

Read "On Tape" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Arriva da Bogotà questo abbastanza sorprendente settetto che mostra di aver ascoltato con grande attenzione la musica (canzone e non) a stelle e strisce degli ultimi decenni, specificatamente Tom Waits, se proprio vogliamo essere ancora più precisi soprattutto quello ruspante e fumoso (non che il restante non lo sia) di album tipo Nighthawks at the Diner ...

ARTICLE: FROM FAR AND WIDE

Colombian Festivals: Exotic Jazz Cocktails

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As the season of summer jazz festivals in the U.S. winds down to a precious few, including California's iconic, mid-September Monterey Jazz Festival, the eyes and ears of seasoned aficionados may be focused on options in other lands. Don't be surprised if an increasing number of North American fans will find much to their liking in ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Barranquijazz 2013

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Barranquijazz
Barranquilla, Colombia
September 4-8, 2013
“Audiences in Latin America are totally different than in Europe," Italian clarinetist Gabriele Mirabassi told me while we shared a bus ride from the international airport n Barranquilla, Colombia to our hotel. “Here, if you connect with them, people become passionate and emotionally expressive. In Europe, someone will come up ...