Colombian jazz Madness

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Edmar Castañeda (born 1978 in Bogotá, Colombia) is a Colombian harpist. He performs his own compositions as well as tapping into native Music of Colombia, Music of Venezuela;Joropo and Music of Argentina, Zamba. He tours regularly as the leader of the Edmar Castañeda Trio, together with David Silliman on drums/percussion and Marshall Gilkes on trombone. He is also a band member for the Andrea Tierra Quartet whose members areAndrea Tierra on vocals, Sam Sadigursky on flute/clarinet/saxophone, and David Silliman.

Castañeda is the son of Colombian harp player, composer, singer, teacher Pavelid Castañeda.

He has performed with Paquito D’Rivera, Wynton Marsalis, John Scofield, Joe Locke, JLCO,John Patitucci, Giovanni Hidalgo, Lila Downs, Janis Siegel, Chico O’Farrill Afro-Cuban jazz big band, The United Nations Orchestra, Simón Diaz, Samuel Torres among other renowned musicians

In 2006 he released the solo album Cuarto de Colores and he released his new album Entre Cuerdas in June 2009

New Orleans- Blues

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 Evan Christopher

Clarinetist, Evan Christopher combines virtuosity, immaculate taste, and enthusiasm with a deep commitment to exploring the full range of possibilities around the New Orleans clarinet tradition. Anchored in the musical vocabulary created by early Creole musicians such as Sidney Bechet, Omer Simeon, and Barney Bigard, he has created a highly personal brand of “contemporary early-jazz” that strives to expand the legacy of this unique style.Christopher’s journey on Clarinet Road began in 1994 when he left his native California for New Orleans to be a part of the country’s most important and historic music community.

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 He worked with musicians as stylistically diverse as Al Hirt and veterans of Preservation Hall to funk and brass bands including the Nightcrawlers and Galactic, before leaving to join the Jim Cullum Jazz Band in San Antonio, Texas in 1996. For nearly three years, he appeared nightly as their featured clarinetist and recorded several of their syndicated radio programs, Riverwalk: Live from the Landing.Christopher returned to New Orleans to be an ambassador for the New Orleans clarinet style. Besides his own “Clarinet Road” series of CDs (STR Digital), he has recorded alongside New Orleans artists including Big Al Carson, Duke Heitger, Narvin Kimball, Uncle Lionel Battiste, and Tom McDermott. After the the Federal levees failed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in August, 2005, he traveled continuously and even based himself briefly in Paris at the invitation of

the French government. During this artist-residency, he formed his current groups, the JazzTraditions PROJECT and Django à la Créole. The latter, fusing Gypsy Swing with New Orleans grooves and rhythms of “le monde Créole,” released their debut CD, “Django à la Créole” in 2008 and a second outing, “Finesse,” in 2010 (Fremeaux & Associés). As a composer, his original songs are the high point of critically acclaimed CDs such as “Delta Bound” featuring pianist Dick Hyman (Arbors, 2007), “The Remembering Song” featuring guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli (Arbors, 2010), and the Grammy-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s “Book One.” In July 2010, he had the honor to debut his “Treat It Gentle Suite,” the first concerto written for clarinet and jazz band in the New Orleans style, with the Minnesota Orchestra.Mr. Christopher began his musical training on clarinet at age 11. In high school, he received the Louis Armstrong National Jazz Award and was one of the first graduates of the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy. He continued studies at the University of Southern California and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree from California State University, Long Beach. Published research and presentations on the New Orleans clarinet style initiated pursuit of a Masters degree in Musicology at Tulane University. Having returned to New Orleans in 2008, Christopher is an advocate for the cultural workforce and jazz-based music education. He even taught part-time at the University of New Orleans where he coached a “New Orleans Music Ensemble” that performed with guest mentors such as Lucien Barbarin and Marcus Roberts. When not touring, he appears as as a guest with groups such as the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and is a charter member of jazz composer guild, NOLA ArtHouse Music.

Swing de Gitanes

An Israeli based Gypsy Swing bandOren Sagi- Double BassYaakov Hoter & alon sagi – Guitars






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Herzelia Pituach Zappa Club

 8 January 2013


Zappa Herzliy, Medinat Hayehudim 85, herzeliya pituh

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 10 January 2013


Tel Aviv Museum of Art 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd Tel Aviv

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 11 January 2013


Tel Aviv Museum of Art 27 Shaul Hamelech Blvd Tel Aviv

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Evan Christopher

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