Fri, August 17th

Oscar Peñas


Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:15pm
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $15

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door


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Spanish born, New York based jazz guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas has been performing and recording since the early 2000s when he released two albums on Fresh Sound New Talent, Astronautus and The Return of the Astronautus. Both CDs featured original compositions in the format of an electric quintet.

Peñas’ most consistent output in the recent years has taken place in the trio format with Franco Pinna and Moto Fukushima. The sound palette of the group flows naturally between acoustic and electric textures with the recent and exciting classy addition of violinist Sara Caswell. Guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas epitomizes a new wave of emerging artists who are an integral part of New York’s flourishing music scene, his compositions transcend and yet merge different genres, cultures and styles with fluidity, garce and power. His style has been described at WNYC as “transnational cool”. Although, his music can be called “jazz”, it crosses the boundaries of traditional music labeling, blending the idiom through original compositions with hints of flamenco and South America grooves.

After graduating cum lade from The Berklee College of Music, Oscar returned to Barcelona to hone his chops by performing in Festivals and local jazz venues. In 2005 he returned to the USA to earn his Masters degree in Jazz Studies at the New England Conservatory where he studied with Danilo Perez and Charlie Banacos among others. After graduation Oscar made New York his home. Since moving to Gotham, Peñas has been engaged in teaching privately and playing in a variety of venues including the BAM Café, Tea Lounge, Bargemusic, Trumpets, Fat Cat, Bar Next Door, Jazz Standard, 55 Bar… with A-list musicians: trumpeters Jason Palmer and Ralph Alessi, saxophonists Dan Blake, Petr Cancura, Uri Gurvich and Javier Vercher, pianists Gil Goldstein and Leo Genovese, and drummers Henry Cole, David Xirgu and Francisco Mela, to name few. He has recently toured in Spain, France and Colombia and performed at the Jazz Plaza in Habana, Cuba's Jazz Festival in December of 2010.

From Now On, released in November 2011 by the artists run label BJUR is his third critically acclaimed recording, and first after settling in the US. The album features the talents of electric six string bassist Moto Fukushima, saxophonist Dan Blake, and percussionist and drummer Richie Barshay. Special guests on the album are Gil Goldstein on accordion and piano along with Franco Pinna on bombo legüero.

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**Dinner Special Details**
Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 
Dinner options include:
  OPTION 1: Mediterranean Plate with Green Salad and a Soda
  OPTION 2: Cheeseburger with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda
  OPTION 3: Fish & chips with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda