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Jorge Stark

Drummer/ Vibist from Uruguay - SouthAmerica Multi-instrumentalist, producer and educator, from Montevideo (Uruguay), with more than 25 years of professional experience in different groups, projects, as an outstanding drummer on the music scene in his country. His background includes classical percussion at Montevideo University School of Music and specialization courses in pop and jazz in the US at the Manhattan School of Music and The Collective Institute in New York City. From 2012 to 2017 he participated as a teacher, coordinator and academic advisor of the Jazz Camps program at Solís Theatre (Montevideo) and directed workshops with great guest artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at the Lincoln Center Orchestra, Bobby McFerrin, George Garzone, among many others.

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Third Night)

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For its third night on Saturday, January 5, the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay featured Johnny O'Neal's trío with an homage to Joe Williams. The trio of bassist Mark Lewandowski, drummer Itay Morchi, and pianist/singer O'Neal also welcomed special guest Grant Stewart on tenor saxophone. Pianist Benny Green's trio with bassist David Wong ...

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23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Fourth Night)

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On January 6, the fourth and final night of the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay featured pianist Aaron Diehl's trio including bassist Paul Sikivie and drummer Quincy Davis as well as the duo of vocalist Nnenna Freelon and guitarist Chico Pinheiro. Alto saxophonist and clarinetist Paquito D'Rivera also presented The Music of Chick ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23rd Punta Del Este Jazz Festival In Uruguay (Second Night)

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For its second night of music on January 4, the 23rd Punta del Este Jazz Festival in Uruguay welcomed saxophonist Gary Smulyan playing the music of Chet Baker and Gerry Mulligan with bassist David Wong, drummer Rodney Green and trumpeter Diego Urcola. Also onstage were the Aaron Diehl trio with Paul Sikivie and Quincy Davis as ...

ARTICLE: IN PICTURES

23th Punta del Este Jazz in Uruguay (First Night)

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Photographs from the first night of the 23rd version of the Jazz Festival of Punta del Este in Uruguay. Performances by Amigos de El Sosiego (The Music of Lee Morgan) with David Feldman: piano; Popo Romano: double bass; Pipi Piazzolla: drums; Nicolás Mora: guitar; Diego Urcola: trumpet with Alex Brown: violin; Jessé Sadoc: trumpet. The Al ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matador: Matador 4

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On his fourth release, Montevideo based guitarist Santiago Bogacz AKA Matador explores various tonalities and harmonies both vocally and instrumentally. He has overdubbed himself performing multiple guitars and singing various lines to create compelling soundscapes of haunting poetry.The short and dynamic opener “20" sets the mood for the rest of the album. The intertwined ...

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Punta del Este International Jazz Festival - January 6-10, 2016

Punta del Este International Jazz Festival - January 6-10, 2016

“Do small things with great love."—Francisco Yobino, Punta del Este International Jazz Festival Director By Maria Cabeza Francisco Yobino was a pioneer; when he started thinking of making a jazz festival in Punta del Este (Uruguay) people told him he was nuts: “ In the middle of the countryside?" “ Surrounded by cows?" “ You should ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matador: Matador 3

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Uruguayan guitarist and vocalist Santiago Bogacz, stage name Matador, blends various musical influences into a unique sound with a jazz influenced spontaneity. After two intriguing EPs he has put out his first full-length album. All three are untitled as each is labeled with original art work that sets it apart from the others. On ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matador: Matador

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Guitarist and singer Santiago Bogacz's, stage name Matador, second eponymous EP can easily serve as a score for an independent, art house, film. As with his first release Bogacz continues to explore and fuse Americana and Latin motifs but the current disc is thematically more cohesive and has a definite dramatic atmosphere. On “Sin ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Matador: Matador

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Matador is the stage name of Uruguayan guitarist, composer and songwriter Santiago Bogacz who is an eclectic, up and coming artist with immense talent and dynamic creativity. His versatile eponymous EP is self-released and contains four of his own songs that reflect his various sources of inspiration and his superb musicianship.The classically trained Bogacz ...


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