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David Silliman

Drummer and percussionist, David Silliman's middle name should be versatility. Whether accompanying song stylists such as Mariah Carey, Cassandra Wilson, and Blossom Dearie or playing with Colombian Harpist Edmar Castaneda, David’s exciting rhythmic energies add color and mood to any musical performance. He’s also comfortable playing in the pit of a Broadway show or with the New Jersey Symphony. David has over 20 years of experience. His performances have taken him to concerts and festivals in Italy, Vienna, Berlin, the North Sea, Monterey, Uruguay and Lithuania. David was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he was exposed to a wide variety of music

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Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble - The Jazz Standard On August 11-12 - CD Release Gig

Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble - The Jazz Standard On August 11-12 - CD Release Gig

CD Release Gig! Live At The Jazz Standard Come and celebrate at the Jazz Standard on August 11th and 12th for the release party of the new album by the Edmar Castaneda World Ensemble. Experience these amazing musicians from all over the world who collaborated on this exciting new project—Live At The Jazz Standard. Featuring: Gregoire ...

Robin Eubanks + Mental Images: kLassik rocK vol. 1

Read "Robin Eubanks + Mental Images: kLassik rocK vol. 1" reviewed by John Kelman

While jazz purists like to think that the artists they love have always been into jazz and nothing else, the truth is often more than a little different: not only have most jazz artists who grew up in the '60s and beyond been unalterably impacted by more than just the jazz music of their time, but ...

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Edmar Castaneda: A World Of Music

Read "Edmar Castaneda: A World Of Music" reviewed by Ian Patterson

The harp may be the least common instrument in jazz/improvised music--even the humble kazoo gets more of a run out. Dating back over 5,000 years to ancient Mesopotamia, the harp in its various guises is common to nearly all cultures across the continents. Throughout Asia, Africa and Latin America the harp is an important element of ...

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Jazz Harpist Edmar Castaneda Embarks On Six-date Irish Tour

Jazz Harpist Edmar Castaneda Embarks On Six-date Irish Tour

The harp is not without precedent in jazz but it’s unlikely anyone has ever played the harp quite like Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda. Irish audiences are in for a special treat when Castaneda embarks on a six-date tour of the country between 20th and 27th October, culminating in a performance at the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sabrina Lastman: The Candombe Jazz Sessions

Read "The Candombe Jazz Sessions" reviewed by Eyal Hareuveni

The Candombe Jazz Sessions reflects Sabrina Lastman gift of storytelling. It does not matter if it is an improvised wordless tale, a poetic interpretation sung in Spanish or Portuguese, or her thoughts put to music. It is always a vivid story, full of passionate dramatic nuances, elegance and charm and with a touch of irony.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Edmar Castaneda: Entre Cuerdas

Read "Entre Cuerdas" reviewed by Russ Musto

Although jazz aficionados have become accustomed to the regular expansion of the music's vocabulary coming from the Caribbean and South America, virtually nothing in the history of the increasingly diverse genre known as “Latin jazz" has prepared audiences for the uniquely innovative sound of Edmar Castaneda. A native of Colombia, Castaneda plays “el arpa llanera," the ...


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