JAZZ IT UP @ SORRENTO with The EMILIO TEUBAL TRIO
New Jersey's hot monthly jazz concert and dinner event welcomes you to JAZZ IT UP @ SORRENTO on the last Wednesday of the month with acclaimed special guest jazz music artists in concert at Sorrento Italian Restaurant in Westfield, NJ.
The experience includes a choice of dinner entree, dessert and a beverage. BYOB is welcome. Showtime is from 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Dinner service for the concert experience starts at 6:00pm and continues during the event.
On Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at 7pm join the acclaimed EMILIO TEUBAL TRIO in concert for an evening of unique and original Argentine Jazz Fusion that has been captivating audiences at the best Jazz venues in New York City and beyond.
The Trio is led by Argentine pianist and composer Emilio Teubal. His compositions are a blend of jazz and elements of Argentine music, such as rhythms like chacarera and zamba along with the lyricism of tango melodies. The trio's music consists of rhythmically and harmonically rich pre-composed structures and improvised sections that highlight the musicality of each talented member of the band. This is what makes each performance so fresh and special.
Emilio Teubal, Argentinean, born in Spain, has lived for almost a decade in NYC where he earned a BFA in jazz performance from the City College of New York graduating Magna Cum Laude. He has been awarded with the prestigious Meet The Composer's Van Lier Fellowship 2007 .He has also performed in some of the most prestigious jazz clubs in NYC such us Blue Note, Birdland, Sweet Rhythm, Dizzy's Coca Cola Club, Joes Pub, Cornelia Street Cafe, 55 Bar and The Knitting Factory among others. Emilio has been a member of different New York based music ensembles such as Sebastian Cruz's Coba, Los Chantas Tango Group, and the Marta Gomez group, with whom he has toured the USA, Mexico, Spain and Argentina.
Bassist Motohito Fukushima was born in Kobe, Japan in 1978. In 1998 Motohito recieved a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston. Here he studied, played and worked with world renowned musicians such as Joe Lovano, Hal Crook, Tiger Okoshi, George Garzone, Ed Tomassi, David Clerk, Bruno Raberg, and Hiromi Uehara to mention a few. He also performed in famous jazz festivals like the Lower Roxbury Jazz festival with Dave Samuels (Grammy Award Winner), Kansai International Jazz Festival with Florian Weber and many others. He also performed Kaori Tanioka's composition "Malglit" as featured soloist with the Greg Hopkins Concert Jazz Orchestra and this composition and performance won first prize in the IAJE Jazz Composition Competition 2003. He received the "Outstanding Performer Award " before graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Music in Performance Major in 2002.
Percussionist John Hadfield's dedication to bending genres has taken him from the jungles of Indonesia to concert halls and clubs across the world. At home in New York, Time Out New York has recently pointed out "John Hadfield's percussion is so impeccable."
John Hadfield has released two records of his own compositions, mainly written for percussion instruments and electronics but also including guitar, harp, violin and cello The Eye of Gordon (2008) and Displaced (2010). He is currently on the Jazz faculty of New York University, where he teaches drum set and the World Percussion Ensemble.
John Hadfield's varied expertise has allowed him to perform with a broad range of ensembles and artists including Grammy award winner Yo-Yo Ma, The Silk Road Ensemble, The Saturday Night Live Band on NBC, Bang on a Can, The HUM Ensemble, Sky White Tiger, Deep Purple, Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Combo Nuvo, Daniel Hope, The Bassam Saba Ensemble, Ethos Percussion Group and Gamelan Dharma Swara.
While performing with jazz groups, John Hadfield has worked alongside Lenny Pickett, Kenny Werner, George Garzone, Paquito D'Rivera, Billy Drewes, Gil Goldstein, Andrew D'Angelo, Bobby Watson, Satoshi Takeshi, Brad Shepik, Mike Richmond, François Rabbath, Erik Friedlander and Emilio Teubal.
As Downtown Music Gallery founder Bruce Lee Gallanter has summed up in one of his reviews of John's records, "[w]hat makes this special is that Mr. Hadfield knows how to use percussion in a more organic way that rarely deals with any sort of (logical or overused) beats, yet the music remains consistently fascinating throughout."
Sorrento Restaurant, home of the original tomato pizza pie and more, offers the perfect ambience for a relaxing evening of good music, good food, good friends and good times. A destination for sophisticated families couples and singles to enjoy life! Free off street parking is available on premises. The venue is conveniently located approx. 1 mile off of GSP Parkway Exit #135. Series presented by SunRex Entertainment Group in association with La Famiglia Sorrento Restaurant.
Sorrento Restaurant (View)
631 Central Avenue
Westfield, NJ 07090
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