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Live at the Gantries: New Bojaira
August 6, at 7pm
The fusion between Jazz and Flamenco is one of the most exciting musical and artistic expressions emerging in the world today. The result, in the case of New Bojaira, is a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage. An original and versatile fusion, blending the depth and intensity of jazz harmony and improvisation, with the excitement of flamenco rhythms.
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 playerAlfonso Cid; and two long time veterans of the New York jazz scene, bassist Tim Fergusonand drummer Mark Holen. Dancer María de los Angeles will join the quartet and bring the excitement of the flamenco footwork to the band’s music.
Since its inception in December of 2013 New Bojaira has appeared in many important venues in New York City and the surrounding area including: Jazz at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, Drom, and the legendary Deer Head Inn, as well as performing extensively at festivals, theatres and clubs in Europe including Festival del Lago (Atarfe, Granada), Festival Jazz Chinchilla (Albacete), Festival Jazz Xábia (Alicante), Auditorio Box Sevilla, Sala Imperdible (Seville), Café El Despertar (Madrid), Café Babel (San Lorenzo del Escorial, Madrid), Colegio de España at le Cité Universitaire (Paris), Club Bab-Ilo (Paris), Cinema Teatro Filo (Cremona, Italy).