Fri, August 9th

New Bojaira - Zorongo Blu Release Concert

Flamenco jazz TICKETS

Doors 7PM
Show 8PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20

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

 

New Bojaira "Zorongo Blu" Release Concert

 
 
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The fusion between Jazz and Flamenco is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artistic expressions currently emerging from Europe. The result, in the case of New Bojaira [Bo-hi-ra], is an original and engaging fusion, blending jazz improvisation with the excitement of flamenco rhythms and singing to create a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage, taking audiences on a fascinating multi-cultural excursion.

The core quartet is comprised of a combination of two highly regarded Spanish musicians from the home of flamenco, Andalusia, pianist Jesús Hernández and singer/flute player Alfonso Cid; and two long time veterans of the New York jazz scene, bassist Tim Ferguson and drummer Mark Holen. In addition, the band will join forces with virtuoso saxophonist Peter Brainin and the wonderful Flamenco dancer from Barcelona, Spain, Elisabet Torras.

New Bojaira releases a new album, Zorongo Blu. Featuring jazz legend Randy Brecker on the track titled "El Diablo Llama a Mi Puerta". New Bojaira’s debut release is a collection of original compositions and jazz standards with the addition of the traditional Spanish folk song Zorongo which, when given a bluesy jazz/flamenco treatment, becomes the vehicle for the band's unique virtuosity and is transformed into the album's title track. Each composition on the album has a distinct and original feel, from a flamenco framing of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” to Hernandez’s setting of two poems by Miguel de Cervantes “Jaleo del Celoso Extremeño” and “Farruca de Argel”. Jazz soloing is juxtaposed against the time-tested backdrop of flamenco rhythm.

 

“A great combination of Flamenco, Jazz and some interesting hard bop styles that I like quite a bit.”
Darek Mazzone-KEXP (Seattle)

 

“New Bojaira’s album is a classic celebration of the collision of all that is Moorish and Arabic in Spanish music with all that is African and American in Blues and Jazz.”
Raul da Gama-Latin Jazz Network

 

“… [Zororongo Blu] displays how adept and versatile the group is, how they can fit at home in multiple worlds without sounding like a parody of a distant genre.”
Andy Jurki-PopMatter

 

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Performing:
Jesús Hernández / Piano.
Tim Fergusson / Bass.
Mark Holen / Drums.
Peter Brainin / Saxophones and flute.
Alfonso Cid / Flamenco vocals and flute