Thursday, June 30 2016

SanfoNYa Brasilera with special guest Anat Cohen

Vitor Gonçalves - accordion Eduardo Belo - bass Vanderlei Pereira - drums
Thursday, June 30
7:30PM $15

  “Sanfona”: a word in Brazil for accordion - NYC being the home of these three Brazilian musicians, who as a trio create a collective symphony.

Tonight's show features special guest Anat Cohen on clarinet.

Branching out and beyond the accordion traditions of Brazil- choro, forró and frevo- this trio combines their passions of Brazilian and American jazz, improvisation and arranging, while featuring original compositions of each member.

An unusual musical combination and unexpected friendship such as this is the kind of thing that only happens in New York, where each person comes far from their home to contribute to the melting pot- and sometimes finds themselves sending something new to taste back home.


Vitor Gonçalves - accordion
Eduardo Belo - bass
Vanderlei Pereira - drums
special guest Anat Cohen on clarinet

George Burton & Excerpts

"Their sound is shadowy… with a fluid modality that suggests McCoy Tyner at his chillest.” – Philadelphia Paper
Thursday, June 30
9 pm-10:45 pm $15

Jazz at Crossroads presents Innovators: New & Classic - a program of Thursday night residencies featuring bandleader/composers whose music challenges and expands the definition of jazz.

“For more than a decade, the young pianist, composer and bandleader George Burton has been on the radar of everyone who keeps up with innovations in jazz. Praised as "formidable" by NPR, and "charismatic" by The New York Times, Burton's dazzling virtuosity and breathtakingly eclectic approach to music reflect his experience in every aspect of the jazz spectrum: beginning with rigorous classical training, branching into his equally rigorous experience in the heady nightlife of the Philadelphia jazz scene, and earning him a place on the world stage with some of the most significant practitioners of bop, post bop and beyond - from Eddie Henderson, Jack Walrath and Terrell Stafford - to his current position as the pianist for the Sun Ra Arkestra.

Burton's own work is in a category by itself: he brings not only stunning technique, but music that is complex, uniting all the dimensions of his experience, filtered through the sensibility of a Romantic composer. His compositions are incomparably beautiful - make that scary-beautiful - and powerful - as in mesmerizingly powerful - and haunting - as in "where has this been all my life" haunting.

In 2001, Jazz Times wrote that George Burton " seems destined to great things—and soon.” That time is now. This spring and summer, at Zinc Bar's Thursday night residencies, Jazz at the Crossroads.

George Burton, piano; Edward Perez, bass; Corey Rawls, drums; Jason Palmer trumpet; Chris Hemingway, alto sax

"This is going to be a non-stop thrill," says Dita Sullivan, the series' producer. "All the cutting edge musicians, monsters of creativity, want to come to Zinc Bar, where they have complete artistic freedom, and time to develop their music in a residency. Zinc Bar is at the vortex of the most exciting music in the city - where you can see first rate artists playing with no inhibitions.

"Jazz is now at another crossroads - not a physical location, but an artistic dilemma. There aren't enough venues for the visionary artists who are taking the music forward; the jazz establishment isn't responding to the true innovators, the composers. Composition is the source of the continuing river of jazz - without it, there's just a dry gulch. Zinc Bar, with these great composers performing, is going to be the next bend in the river."

Román Díaz & Midnight Rumba

AfroCuban master drummer Román Díaz & his nine piece percussion & vocal ensemble perform the living magic of the AfroCaribbean experience
Thursday, June 30
"Since his arrival in New York City from his native Cuba in 1999, Díaz has not only deepened the presence of Afro-Cuban traditions in and around New York, he has infused the city’s jazz scene with a rare blend of expertise, energy, wit, and humor drawn from both Afro-Cuban culture and his own imagination." - Larry Blumenfeld, BLOUIN ARTINFO
"If it’s midnight on a Thursday in Manhattan, Román Díaz is holding court at the Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. He’s playing bata and conga drums, chanting and singing, sometimes rising to dance. He’s making music and enacting rituals with old friends and new partners, inviting in ancient spirits as he lends new edge to New York’s scene.
"The rumba is on.
"Like the best Cuban percussionists and folkloric masters, and as with jazz’s greatest players, Díaz knows that tradition is never a static thing. As a member of the seminal Cuban rumba ensemble Yoruba Andabo, he continued the work of the legendary percussionist Pancho Quinto in creating new and fundamental wrinkles with traditional Cuban rumba.
"The Thursday night 'Midnight Rumbas' began in June [of 2013 ], as organized by Dita Sullivan, who has produced a fine and ongoing New Dimensions in Latin Jazz series, primarily at the Jazz Standard.

'I thought it would be a good summer event—the authentic Cuban rumba that most people, even those who visit Cuba, never get to see,” Sullivan wrote in a recent email.  'What Román is doing is bringing the rumba with all its heady, intense atmosphere; it's really like being at a rumba in the barrios Luyano or El Cerro in Havana—thrilling, full of surprises, and even a little bit scary. It's utterly fluid, constantly changing, with the percussionists swapping instruments, musicians coming in and others stepping down, vocalists changing to play percussion, the percussionists getting up to sing. Yet it is not chaotic; it's running on a different sense of time and logic, and if you just let go, you can tune into it.'"
"The best story in New York jazz right now (and among the music’s longest-running tales) is the deepening and broadening of Afro-Latin influence and expression within jazz’s ranks. These connections are not only with Cuba—they also flow from and back to Puerto Rico, Panama, the Dominican Republic, South America, and beyond—but they owe especially to Cuba, and with an ever-finer integration of the various strands of tradition from regions within Cuba itself."

- Larry Blumenfeld, BLOUIN


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