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YOHAM ORTIZ

YOHAM ORTIZ is a composer, guitarist and vocalist having a conversation about environmental awareness and personal growth. A musician with an open ear to the world, Yoham’s compositions share stories about caring for our planet and each other. Yoham’s performances are driven by his emotive vocals and energetic finger-style guitar playing. His virtuosic guitar technique fuses Classical, Jazz, Caribbean and South American styles including the little known Dominican Carabine. He sings in English and in Spanish. “To perform solo acoustic guitar is a bold statement in a time when audiences expect big, multi- dimensional sounds

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South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest Presents Dominican Accents and Flavours to South Florida

South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest Presents Dominican Accents and Flavours to South Florida

South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest presents Dominican accents and flavours to South Florida. Next Friday, October 19th at 8:00pm the first version of The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest will be held. The event will be inaugurated by the creators of Festival - Jazz en Dominicana & Landestoy Enterprises, they will be accompanied by the Mayor of Miami, Tomás Regalado and ...

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A Dominican Trifecta To Be On Stage At The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest

A Dominican Trifecta To Be On Stage At The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest

Recently Jazz en Dominicana and Landestoy Enterprises informed that in Miami on Friday, October 19th, during the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage Month, they will be presenting - The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. A multicultural event will bring to Florida the best jazz being performed by musicians in the Dominican Republic and Dominicans living abroad. The organizing committee now informs that they ...

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Jazz With Dominican Accents and Flavours In South Florida

Jazz With Dominican Accents and Flavours In South Florida

Jazz en Dominicana and Landestoy Enterprises inform that in the coming month of October, during the celebrations of Hispanic Heritage, will be presenting - in Miami - a completely new and exciting concept from the Dominican Republic: The South Florida Dominican Jazz Fest. This multicultural event will bring to Florida the best jazz being performed by musicians in the Dominican ...

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Jazz en Dominicana interviews Peter Erskine

Jazz en Dominicana interviews Peter Erskine

As promised, our last of three interviews prior to the upcoming Peter Erskine New Trio concert featuring Damian Erskine & Vardan Ovsepian to be held in Santo Domingo on July 28th concert would be with Peter Erskine; the previous two with Damian Erskine and Vardan Ovsepian. Peter began his professional career with the Stan Kenton Orchestra in ...

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Jazz en Dominicana Interviews Vardan Ovsepian

Jazz en Dominicana Interviews Vardan Ovsepian

Vardan Ovsepian is an Armenia-born pianist/composer who most recently appeared as part of the Peter Erskine New Trio in the World Jazz Circuit Latina America 2010-2011 season. His education includes the Yerevan State Conservatory, the Estonian Music Academy, the Helsinki Jazz Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music. A recording artist who has released 4 CDs with ...

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Damian Erskine: Playing the Groove

Damian Erskine: Playing the Groove

Bassist Damian Erskine has released two albums as a leader over the past couple years, including So To Speak (Self Produced, 2010), a fusion album with Latin underpinnings. He's also been playing with his uncle, Peter Erskine, in the veteran drummer's New Trio, performing a series of concerts during 2010 south of the border, in the ...