Program

Wednesday, June 29 2016

Aki Ishiguro’s “Beautiful Round”

Wednesday, June 29
7:30PM Complimentary Admission
Beautiful Round is an original jazz quartet comprised of the finest young talents in New York City. Composer/guitarist Aki Ishiguro presents his original material in the classic guitar and piano quartet format. Their debut record was released in 2013

Aki Ishiguro’s “Beautiful Round” featuring a special guest ~ a world famous classical pianist

Beautiful Round

Aki Ishiguro (guitar, composition)

William Tatge (piano)

Pablo Menares (bass)

Rodrigo Recabarren (drums)

Jocelyn Medina Quartet

Wednesday, June 29
9:30PM & 11PM

Jocelyn Medina-voice & compositions

Art Hirahara-piano, Evan Gregor-bass, Mark Ferber-drums

The sounds and styles of vocalist/composer Jocelyn Medina cross cultures, creeds and continents. Her original music fuses elements of Brazil, Spain, Africa and India with jazz harmonies, neo-soul/funk grooves and adventurous improvisations.

“Medina offers the jazz listener a musical journey that takes the foundation of Latin and Jazz idioms and successfully redefines the experience with thought provoking lyrics and vocal abilities far beyond the norm. Medina uses her voice as an instrument and storyteller, and invites the listener to delve into the corners of their mind with lyrics that reflect life and human conditions…” (Constance Tucker, All About Vocals)

“…(her) seductive voice transforms each live performance into an authentic multicultural experience…demonstrating her remarkable finesse in the renovation of musical styles and genres.” (La Mundial, Spain)

Born into a family of singers, Jocelyn determined her identity as a musician at the tender age of five through choirs and piano lessons. She later pursued opera work at Stanford University, earned a Bachelors from Berklee College of Music, and a Masters in Vocal Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music.

Between her formal studies, Jocelyn spent 4 years living and performing in Madrid, Spain, where she recorded her first full-length CD of original compositions, "The Journey Begun." Further musical explorations brought Jocelyn to Ghana, West Africa, as well as to with Salvador, Brazil. In 2005 she returned to the United States to pursue her Masters studies, and in 2011 released her second album of original work, "We Are Water," combining her jazz and Latin heritage with the rhythms and flavors of African and Brazilian music. Her most recent travels brought Jocelyn to Mumbai, India, where she was exposed to new vocal and instrumental aesthetics, elements that resonate throughout the material to be recorded on her third album this July, 2016.

Currently based in Brooklyn, Jocelyn returns to Zinc Bar presenting compositions and collaborations that fuse jazz, world and contemporary styles borne from her upcoming recording project, featuring Art Hirahara on piano, Evan Gregor on bass and Mark Ferber on drums.

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82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan) Greenwich Village New York NY 10012 tel. 212-477-ZINC (9462) Open 7 days: 6pm-2:30am weeknights 6pm-3am weekends

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