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Oscar Penas

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“The music will certainly leave the listener with a joyful and playful feeling; Peñas’ focus on making good heartfelt music is a breath of fresh air.” JazzTimes.

Barcelona-born guitarist, arranger, and composer Oscar Peñas was already a widely respected figure on the international jazz scene before settling in New York City a decade ago. Since then, he's genuinely blossomed, creating a singular body of work that weaves together elements of jazz, Spanish folk music, and the European classical tradition. He often works with unorthodox instrumentation, he doesn't blend disparate influences so much as stitch them together with an internal emotional logic

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joey DeFrancesco, Jaimie Branch & Natalia M. King

Read "Joey DeFrancesco, Jaimie Branch & Natalia M. King" reviewed by Joe Dimino


We start the 768th Episode of Neon Jazz with the explosive jazz and blues singer Natalia M. King. She was born in Brooklyn and came into her own in France. She is a force and following her, we dig into another musician that left the states for France in Sidney Bechet. There is a new trove ...

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Dan Schnelle, Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Oscar Peñas And More

Read "Dan Schnelle, Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Oscar Peñas And More" reviewed by Bob Osborne


On this show we have a clear demonstration of the variety of fine music that exists across the World of Jazz. There are new releases from Dan Schnelle, Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Oscar Peñas, Majamisty Trio, Sameka, Ronny Graupe Off The Record, Julius Rodriguez plus the trio of John Dikeman, Péter Ajtai, and Nicolas Field.Playlist ...

Album

Music Of Departures And Returns

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: Paquito's Choro; Rabo De Nube; Skylark; Paco; The Everyday Struggle; Etude No. 1; Rain; Canco. Numero 6

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Article: Album Review

Oscar Penas: Music Of Departures And Returns

Read "Music Of Departures And Returns" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky


In putting together his fourth album, guitarist Oscar Penas looked to composers he connects with, songs that speak to him, and originals that fit comfortably with the rest. That's the concept here, plain and simple, and the end result is a thirty-eight minute beauty that's alluring and completely accessible. Two different rhythm sections ...

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Label: Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
Released: 2011
Duration: 6:34

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From Now On

Label: Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records
Released: 2011
Track listing: Continuum; Choro n.1 (Guinga); From Now On; Samuel Smith; Encuentro; Choro n.2 (Corpo); Julia; Adeu.

Article: Album Review

Oscar Peñas: From Now On

Read "From Now On" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff


Oscar Peñas è nato a Barcellona, ma risiede negli Stati Uniti da parecchio tempo. Sull'asse Spagna-America si è sviluppata la sua carriera e anche la sua musica ne ha risentito positivamente. Il suo primo viaggio verso gli States è stato per diplomarsi alla Berklee School, poi il ritorno a Barcellona per cominciare la sua vera carriera ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC: November 1 and November 5

Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC: November 1 and November 5

Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC In Support of New Recording From Now On Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 PM at the 55 Bar With Dan Blake (saxophones), Moto Fukushima (bass), Franco Pinna (drums), and special guest, Gil Goldstein November 5 at the Bar Next Door With Moto Fukushima (bass), Franco Pinna (drums) “It's difficult to separate ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC In Support of New Recording "From Now On"

Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC In Support of New Recording "From Now On"

Guitarist/Composer Oscar Penas Appearing In NYC In Support of New Recording From Now On Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 PM at the 55 Bar with Dan Blake (saxophones), Moto Fukushima (bass), Franco Pinna (drums), and very special guest, Gil Goldstein November 5 at the Bar Next Door with Moto Fukushima (bass), Franco Pinna (drums), “Oscar's music is ...


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