Sun, November 15th

PANGEA JAZZ FEST - Festival of World Jazz

jazz world music TICKETS

Doors 1PM
Show 2PM
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PANGEA JAZZ FEST

Festival of World Jazz

12 Hours - 10 Bands - 1 BIG world jazz celebration!

 

 

NEW YORK GYPSY ALL-STARS with MICHAL URBANIAK

SLAVIC SOUL PARTY - Duke Ellington’s Far East Suite

GREGOIRE MARET Invites EDMAR CASTANEDA

STEPHANE WREMBEL BAND

MICHELE ROSEWOMAN’S NEW YOR-UBA

GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND with SOFIA REI

ORAN ETKIN’S KELENIA

PRASANNA - ALL TERRAIN GUITAR

ARKI SOUND

PANAGIOTIS ANDREOU’ PANGEA JAM BAND





Join us for the 1st annual PANGEA JAZZ FEST - the first US festival devoted exclusively to jazz informed by the spirit of world music. Celebrating world jazz with rising stars and legendary performers the fest will showcase the best talent of New York world jazz scene and beyond with the live music from 10 bands spanning five continents during 12 continuous hours.  A few of the bands on the roster are ultimate party bands so standing still will be almost impossible. An exhilarating jam session and afterparty will follow the main event. Prepare for an unforgettable experience!

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SCHEDULE:

FIRST HALF (doors at 1:00pm)

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2:00 pm - Arki Sound

3:00 pm - Prasanna - All Terrain Guitar

4:00 pm - New York Gypsy All-Stars with special guest Michal Urbaniak

5:00 pm - Stephane Wrembel Band

6:00 pm - Gregorio Uribe Big Band with special guest Sofia Rei

 

SECOND HALF (doors at 7:30pm)

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8:00pm - Gregoire Maret invites Edmar Castaneda

9:00 pm - Oran Etkin's Kelenia

10:00 pm - Michele Rosewoman's New Yor-Uba

11:00 pm - Slavic Soul Party! - Duke Ellington Far East Suite

12:00 pm -2:00 am - Panagiotis Andreou's Pangea Jam Band



 


 



 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Festival attendees will journey from East Africa to Eastern Europe, from South-East Asia to South America, and from North America to West Africa. By focusing on the geographically sprawling Romany/Gypsy musical influences, the festival will also take listeners from Western Europe to Western Asia via the Balkans. In some cases the festival will highlight very different jazz influences from the same country, such as Colombia’s cumbia and joropo.


Many of the festival’s participants work in styles that are specific to a certain region of the world, but others draw on various musical disciplines to form a sound that is truly pan-global. Such is Swiss-born GRAMMY- winner GREGOIRE MARET, one of the greatest jazz harmonica players of our time. Maret's group will feature a celebrated master of Colombian harp, EDMAR CASTANEDA, who incorporates Colombian joropo into his compositions. Edmar has just released an album with his World Ensemble - Live At Jazz Standard - which features Gregoire Maret in its multinational contingent.


Edmar is just one of the several virtuosic string instrumentalists in the festival. Another standout is French guitarist STEPHANE WREMBEL, whose wholly original music, that goes far beyond his famed compositions for Woody Allen films, is influenced by Gypsy Jazz through its two world music components: French musette and European Romany/Gypsy music.  Fittingly, Stephane’s participation in the festival honors the legacy of the legendary Roma guitarist, Django Reinhardt, perhaps the first internationally revered star of jazz informed by the spirit of world music.


Among other inspired guitarist band leaders in the festival is India-born PRASANNA, who has a prominent presence in different disciplines of Indian music. Beside his instrumentalist prowess, Prasanna is an award-winning composer and a maverick educator.  Among a multitude of Prasanna’s innovations is his interpretation of the classical art form of Carnatic music on the electric guitar. Prasanna will be performing selections from his new album All-Terrain Guitar, which features Vijay Iyer, Rudresh Mahanthappa, and Dave Douglas among other notable collaborators.


Two bands in the festival draw directly upon the musical traditions of Africa, both the East and West coasts of the continent. The first, ARKI SOUND, led by electric bassist Samson Kebede, draws its sound from classic Ethiopian jazz of the 1960s and ‘70s. The other, KELENIA, led by a rising star clarinetist ORAN ETKIN from Israel draws on Malian music and features traditional Malian musicians. Among Oran’s early mentors was one of the first major American jazzmen to embrace world music - legendary reedman Yusef Lateef.  Kelenia’s eponymous album featuring Benin-born star guitarist Lionel Loueke has been released a few years ago.


Another band-leading clarinet wizard in the festival is Macedonia-born Roma ISMAIL LUMANOVSKI who leads the NEW YORK GYPSY ALL-STARS. The unique sound of this virtuosic multinational collective is profoundly influenced by Balkan Romany and Mediterranean music. New York Gypsy All-Stars second album is awaiting a release within months. Romany musical elements and particularly Balkan Romany elements can also be found in the Balkan brass band tradition adopted by the raucously brilliant 9 piece SLAVIC SOUL PARTY, which will be presenting their interpretation of Duke Ellington's Far East Suite. Their new album featuring this project is also slated for a release in the near future.


Another Slavic exponent in the festival is a veteran Polish jazz violinist MICHAL URBANIAK, who, although primarily known for his prominent presence in the jazz-rock fusion movement, also incorporates elements of traditional Polish folkloric music into jazz. Michal will be joining New York Gypsy All-Stars as a special guest.


One of the two Afro-Latin bands in the festival is the 11-piece NEW YOR-UBA ensemble. Representing Afro-Cuban sound it is led by one of the pre-eminent latin jazz big band leaders, MICHELE ROSEWOMAN, whose music has been described by Ben Ratliff of The New York Times as “cultural multiplicity taken to a reasonable extreme, where a song can still be allowed to sound logical and beautiful...ancient and experimental at the same time.”  Michele has released a multitude of important recordings over the years, the most recent one being New Yor-Uba: 30 Years - A Musical Celebration of Cuba in America, which was universally praised as one of the best records of 2013.


The second ensemble - this one drawing heavily on the Colombian cumbia - is an explosive 16-piece big band under the direction of Bogota-born rising star triple threat (vocalist/accordion player/band leader) GREGORIO URIBE.  Gregorio will be joined by the acclaimed Argentinian jazz diva SOFIA REI. Gregorio's debut album, Cumbia Universal (Zoho Music), is coming out this October.


The festival will conclude with a pan-global jam trio featuring yet to be announced special star guests and led by the versatile Greek electric bassist, PANAGIOTIS ANDREOU, who will be additionally appearing earlier in the day with Prasanna and the New York Gypsy All-Stars.

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