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Rodrigo Recabarren

Born in Santiago de Chile, Rodrigo Recabarren holds a Masters in Music, Jazz Performance form New York University, a BA in Music from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and a professional degree in classical percussion from the same university. Since his early years as a professional, Rodrigo was recognized as the leader of a generation of Jazz performers in Chile. Press, professors and peers agree on his extraordinary abilities and praise his work. In 2009 Rodrigo moves to New York City and starts his career in the United States. Rodrigo has performed, worked and/or recorded with important artists as: Kenny Barron, Kenny Werner, Wayne Krantz, Brad Shepik, Gilad Hekselman, Angel Parra, Melissa Aldana, Camila Meza, Rotem Sivan, Jeff Miles, and Peter Slavov among many others. Rodrigo has performed in Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin-America in prestigious venues like the Blue Note and Jazz at Lincoln Center, among many others in New York City, as well as festivals and venues in countries worldwide like Japan, Denmark, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Netherlands, Italy, Poland, Latvia and all over the United states, just to name a few. Rodrigo is endorser of important drum companies like Vic Firth Sticks, Zildjian Cymbals, and Overtone Labs, who revolutionize the instrument with the invention of the Tune-Bot. As a band leader, Rodrigo brings to life many projects that have toured the world

Mareike Wiening

Brooklyn based drummer, composer and bandleader Mareike Wiening has distinguished herself bringing “a planar modulating harmonic language and a propulsive drift” (New York Times) to the most compelling jazz music of today. Ms. Wiening’s first album was described as “thoroughly modern, progressive jazz, Mareike Wiening’s debut album Crosswalk has many layers that unfold with each repeated hearing; she will most definitely become a leading part of the jazz scene in the years to come.” (All About Jazz) Her new CD “Metropolis Paradise”, which was recorded as the last session at the legendary Systems Two Recording Studio, will be released in 2019. Wiening has performed with artists throughout the United States, Europe and South America