GALERIA CONCERTS presents ALI BELLO & SWEET WIRE PROJECT in Concert
The new Galeria Concerts events bring an opportunity for area arts patrons to enjoy a variety of music genres in concert in a comfortable and convenient arts venue. The series is presented by the Galeria West art gallery in association with SunRex Entertainment Group at Galeria West, located at 111 Quimby Street in downtown Westfield, NJ. The evening is recommended as a special opportunity to enjoy a unique art show and music concert and perhaps a wonderful dining experience of choice at one of several restaurants and cafes in the downtown Westfield business district before or after the show.
The Galeria Concerts series continues on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 7:30pm with an art display of featured local and award winning international fine artists and a music concert performance by acclaimed Venezuelan violinist Ali Bello and his Sweet Wire Project Quartet at this wonderfully intimate venue.
Venezuelan born Alí Bello is a dazzling and versatile violinist whose music education started in "El Sistema" (The National System of Youth Orchestras of Venezuela) in his native country. In the mid 90's Alí traveled to New York City for his college education, receiving Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Music Arts. He began his contact with the jazz and Latin jazz scene of New York City during his college years. He ventured into new explorations of improvisational music and other music styles. His talents and credits stretch beyond the realm of classical music, including jazz, pop, R&B, middle Eastern, flamenco, and especially the many styles of South American music erasing the boundaries between classical, jazz and folkloric genres.
He has recorded, performed, toured, and collaborated with music figures that range from Tito Puente to JayZ as well as performed in music festivals in the United States, England, Australia and the Caribbean Islands. He can be seen as a member of such musical groups as the Latin Jazz Coalition, the Fania AllStar Band, and Orquesta Broadway as well as leading his own AfroLatin groups, the Sweet Wire Project, and his own The Latin Jazz Liaisons, a Latin jazz sextet.
Guitarist Martín Moretto is one of New York's most active Argentine guitarists. As well as leading his own group, he composes, arranges, and collaborates in diverse popular and contemporary settings. Martin has performed in the concert halls of
Brazil, Argentina, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Peru and Chile. He is also a regular in the halls and nightclubs of New York City, including appearances at Lincoln Center and The Blue Note. Currently Martín is working on his new record "Memories", scheduled to be released soon. The record features Martin's original compositions and arrangements.
Acoustic bassist Eddy Khaimovich was born in Vilnius, Lithuania and immigrated to Israel with his family in 1990. He began playing classical bass at age 15 and soon progressed from classical to contemporary, to world music and finally, at 22, to jazz, where his multiform tastes caused him to explore many types of music as a player and a composer. Eddy studied classical bass at the Rubin Academy in Jerusalem and jazz bass at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City after his arrival in the United States in 2001. Eddy keeps a busy schedule performing and recording with various artists in NYC and has recently recorded his first CD.
Percussionist Nick Herman has been involved with Cuban music for over 15 years. He began performing as a rock drummer in the 1980s at venues like CBGBs and Pyramid. In the 1990s he began to immerse himself in Cuban and Brazilian music, studying with masters such as Changuito, Afro Cuba de Matanzas, Bobby Sanabria, Jorge Alabê, and Roberto Vizcaino.
Nick has worked recently with artists such as Trey Anastasio, Jay Collins, Gary Morgan & Panamericana, Nanni Assis, Dendê, Pupi Insua'sGrupo Oriki, Las Gardenias, Orquesta Tropicana, and Mecca Bodega. His articles on Cuban music have appeared in Aché and the All Music Guide. Nick paraded as a ritmista (drummer) in Rio de Janeiro's Carnaval in 2005 and 2008.
A portion of the event proceeds benefit TEATRO Sí, a 501(c) 3 not for profit NJ corporation. Enjoy the experience!
Galeria West Art Gallery
111 Quimby Street
Westfield, NJ, NJ 07090
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