Alan Gilbert will be joined by special guest Yo-Yo Ma along with members of the the Silk Road Ensemble and the NY Philharmonic. The program will include the Latina 6/8 Suite composed by Edward Perez to feature Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato. The ensemble will include Pato on bagpipes and Perez on bass.
Silkroad’s Global Musician Workshop (GMW) is designed to foster a community of globally minded musicians, helping artists to learn from one another’s traditions and incorporating them into their own voices. An all-star artist-faculty teaches styles of music from across the world. GMW is directed by Silk Road Ensemble cellist Mike Block at DePauw University’s Music School, home of the 21st-Century Musician Initiative. The week-long session includes faculty-led workshops, community meetings, nightly jams, band rehearsals, faculty and participant concerts, and a featured guest artist conversation.
Violinist Johnny Gandelsman will premiere a five movement suite composed by Edward Perez, "Cinco Danzas Para Violin," in St. Paul's Landmark Center as part of the 2017 International Spanish Music Festival.
The Terraza Big Band makes it's first appearance in Manhattan!
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Mike Thomas - alto 1 / soprano / flute
Roman Filiu - alto 2
Chad Lefkowitz-Brown - tenor 1 / soprano
Jeremy Powell - tenor 2
Tyler Burchfield - bari / bass clarinet
Sam Hoyt - trumpet 1
Jonathan Powell - trumpet 2
Dave Neves - trumpet 3
Dave Smith - trumpet 4
Nick Finzer - trombone 1
Matt McDonald - trombone 2
Matt Musselman - trombone 3
Jen Wharton - trombone 4
Jeff Miles - guitar
Miki Yamanaka - piano
Edward Perez - bass
Jeremy Noller - drums
Kan Yanabe - percussion
Directing: Michael Thomas and Edward Perez
Born in a cozy neighborhood bar in the cultural crossroads of Jackson Heights, Queens, the Terraza Big Band brings together modern jazz and a variety of sounds from Latin-America and the New York cityscape. The group features musicians of the highest caliber and is co-directed by saxophonist Michael Thomas and bassist Edward Perez.
Edward Perez’s compositions have been performed by such varied and distinct groups as Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, Ignacio Berroa Trio, and two-time latin Grammy nominated singer Jorge Pardo, and acclaimed Galician bagpiper Cristina Pato. His unique voice owes much to his extensive experience in diverse musical styles of Latin America, and he has shared the stage with such greats as Paquito D’Rivera, Lee Konitz, Kenny Werner, Eva Ayllón, and Lucia Pulido. His numerous recording credits include an appearance on the Grammy-nominated “Second Chance” by Hector Martignon.
Award-winning saxophonist and composer Michael Thomas has been an active member of the New York jazz scene since arriving in 2011. Over the last several years, he has performed or recorded with Miguel Zenon, Nicholas Payton, Jason Palmer, Wayne Shorter, and Gunther Schuller, among many others. In addition to being an in-demand saxophonist and woodwind player, Michael is also very active as a writer. His 2011 quintet album "The Long Way" features all an entirely original program of music, and Michael's arrangements have been commissioned and recorded to international acclaim.
The 17-piece house big band of Terraza Cafe, co-led by Edward Perez and Michael Thomas, continues it's monthly residence. June's concert will feature a program of music by Edward Perez, combining rhythms from different corners of Latin-America with the sounds of modern jazz.
Helio Alvez - piano; Alex Kautz - drums; Edward Perez - bass
Chico Pinheiro - guitar
Magos Herrera - voice