Cristian Perez QuartetJul 29, 2016 | 0 comments
Guitarist Cristian Perez will be joined by flutist Yana Hristova, bassist Daniel Brown and grammy-winner drummer Joe McCarthy to present original works and arrangements of pieces of different genres with a South American flavor. They will present pieces from his debut album Anima MundI [Latin for Soul of the World; term used by the ancients to denote the apparent universal force that binds together the natural world and its diverse components]. The pieces in the album depict this imaginative vision by bringing together disparate members of Anima Mundi and portraying them in unorthodox settings. The inclusive musical aesthetic draws from a palette of many different traditions, reflecting the diversity and dynamism of nature. Anima Mundi has made it into the top 20 in the World Music charts.
Defying all musical labels, Argentine guitarist/composer Cristian Perez weaves together genres from throughout the world to reveal the universality of music through his composition and arrangements. Cristian’s guitar is joined by flute, bandoneon, upright bass, and drums to form a hybrid ensemble – equal parts jazz combo, chamber ensemble and world music band. The group’s quest for beauty takes the listener on an ever-changing journey, past the conventional boundaries of genre and style. (www.cristianperezguitar.com)
Bulgarian flutist Yana Hristova passionately embraces jazz and world music which expands on her extensive classical training. First prize winner in several national and international competitions, among them “Svetoslav Obretenov,” “Classical and modern” and “Young Virtuosos”, Yana holds flute performance degrees from the National Academy of Music in Bulgaria (BM) and the University of South Florida (MM). Yana is an active freelancer in the DC area, sharing her musical prowess as a participant in various projects and ensembles that incorporate a vast array of musical genres. (www.yanaflute.com)
Joe McCarthy has led a diverse career as drummer/percussionist, bandleader, producer and educator in a myriad of settings from symphony orchestra to bebop, big band, afro cuban, theater and beyond. Joe is the founder, leader, producer and drummer of Afro Bop Alliance, winner of the 2008 Latin Grammy for Latin Jazz Album of the Year, and nominated in the same category for the 51st Grammy Awards for the Heads-Up release “Afro Bop Alliance”. Joe has just completed a 20 twenty year tour as Chief Petty Officer with The United States Naval Academy Band, where he served as principal percussionist with the wind ensemble and Chief in Charge/drummer of the Next Wave Jazz Ensemble, one of the Navy’s two premier big bands. Joe has an instructional DVD published by Alfred and Zildjan signature sticks.
Daniel Brown is an adept bassist in many musical styles. He received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Tennessee in Jazz and Studio Music with an emphasis in String Bass Performance. He is currently completing his Master of Music in Jazz Studies at George Mason University. He has performed with such jazz luminaries as Jerry Coker, Donald Brown, Wade Beach, and Gregory Tardy and continues to perform frequently in and around the D.C. area.
Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 day of performance
Show starts at 8:00