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NEW BOJAIRA SEXTET at DROM

Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

New Bojira Sextet with Elisabet Torras & Peter Brainin

Performing:

Jesús Hernández / Piano

Alfonso Cid / Flamenco vocals and flute

Tim Fergusson / Bass

Mark Holen / Drums

Elisabet Torras / Flamenco dancer

Peter Brainin / Saxophones

The fusion between Jazz and Flamenco is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artistic expressions currently emerging from Europe. The result, in the case of New Bojaira [Bo-hi-ra], is an original and engaging fusion, blending jazz improvisation with the excitement of flamenco rhythms and singing to create a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage, taking audiences on a fascinating multi-cultural excursion.

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 player Alfonso Cid; and two long time veterans of the New York jazz scene, bassist Tim Ferguson and drummer Mark Holen. In addition, the band will join forces with virtuoso saxophonist Peter Brainin and the wonderful Flamenco dancer from Barcelona, Spain, Elisabet Torras.

New Bojaira released a new album, Zorongo Blu on 2018. Featuring jazz legend Randy Brecker on the track titled "El Diablo Llama a Mi Puerta". New Bojaira’s debut release is a collection of original compositions and jazz standards with the addition of the traditional Spanish folk song Zorongo which, when given a bluesy jazz/flamenco treatment, becomes the vehicle for the band's unique virtuosity and is transformed into the album's title track. Each composition on the album has a distinct and original feel, from a flamenco framing of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” to Hernandez’s setting of two poems by Miguel de Cervantes “Jaleo del Celoso Extremeño” and “Farruca de Argel”. Jazz soloing is juxtaposed against the time-tested backdrop of flamenco rhythm. “A great combination of Flamenco, Jazz and some interesting hard bop styles that I like quite a bit.” Darek Mazzone-KEXP (Seattle)

“New Bojaira’s album is a classic celebration of the collision of all that is Moorish and Arabic in Spanish music with all that is African and American in Blues and Jazz.” Raul da Gama-Latin Jazz Network

“… [Zororongo Blu] displays how adept and versatile the group is, how they can fit at home in multiple worlds without sounding like a parody of a distant genre.” Andy Jurik-PopMatters

$20 in advance, $25 at door

$15: Cover at Mezzanine. $20: Donation suggested.

New Bojira Sextet with Elisabet Torras & Peter Brainin

Performing:

Jesús Hernández / Piano

Alfonso Cid / Flamenco vocals and flute

Tim Fergusson / Bass

Mark Holen / Drums

Elisabet Torras / Flamenco dancer

Peter Brainin / Saxophones

The fusion between Jazz and Flamenco is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artistic expressions currently emerging from Europe. The result, in the case of New Bojaira [Bo-hi-ra], is an original and engaging fusion, blending jazz improvisation with the excitement of flamenco rhythms and singing to create a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage, taking audiences on a fascinating multi-cultural excursion.

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 player Alfonso Cid; and two long time veterans of the New York jazz scene, bassist Tim Ferguson and drummer Mark Holen. In addition, the band will join forces with virtuoso saxophonist Peter Brainin and the wonderful Flamenco dancer from Barcelona, Spain, Elisabet Torras.

New Bojaira released a new album, Zorongo Blu on 2018. Featuring jazz legend Randy Brecker on the track titled "El Diablo Llama a Mi Puerta". New Bojaira’s debut release is a collection of original compositions and jazz standards with the addition of the traditional Spanish folk song Zorongo which, when given a bluesy jazz/flamenco treatment, becomes the vehicle for the band's unique virtuosity and is transformed into the album's title track. Each composition on the album has a distinct and original feel, from a flamenco framing of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” to Hernandez’s setting of two poems by Miguel de Cervantes “Jaleo del Celoso Extremeño” and “Farruca de Argel”. Jazz soloing is juxtaposed against the time-tested backdrop of flamenco rhythm. “A great combination of Flamenco, Jazz and some interesting hard bop styles that I like quite a bit.” Darek Mazzone-KEXP (Seattle)

“New Bojaira’s album is a classic celebration of the collision of all that is Moorish and Arabic in Spanish music with all that is African and American in Blues and Jazz.” Raul da Gama-Latin Jazz Network

“… [Zororongo Blu] displays how adept and versatile the group is, how they can fit at home in multiple worlds without sounding like a parody of a distant genre.” Andy Jurik-PopMatters

New Bojaira

The fusion between Jazz and Flamenco is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artistic expressions currently emerging from Europe.

The result, in the case of New Bojaira [Bo-hi-ra], is an original and engaging fusion, blending jazz improvisation with the excitement of flamenco rhythms and singing to create a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage, taking audiences on a fascinating multi-cultural excursion.

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 player Alfonso Cid; and two long time veterans of the New York jazz scene, bassist Tim Ferguson and drummer Mark Holen.

New Bojaira released a new album, Zorongo Blu on 2018. Featuring jazz legend Randy Brecker on the track titled "El Diablo Llama a Mi Puerta". New Bojaira’s debut release is a collection of original compositions and jazz standards with the addition of the traditional Spanish folk song Zorongo which, when given a bluesy jazz/flamenco treatment, becomes the vehicle for the band's unique virtuosity and is transformed into the album's title track. Each composition on the album has a distinct and original feel, from a flamenco framing of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” to Hernandez’s setting of two poems by Miguel de Cervantes “Jaleo del Celoso Extremeño” and “Farruca de Argel”. Jazz soloing is juxtaposed against the time-tested backdrop of flamenco rhythm.

“A great combination of Flamenco, Jazz and some interesting hard bop styles that I like quite a bit.” Darek Mazzone-KEXP (Seattle)

“New Bojaira’s album is a classic celebration of the collision of all that is Moorish and Arabic in Spanish music with all that is African and American in Blues and Jazz.” Raul da Gama-Latin Jazz Network

“… [Zororongo Blu] displays how adept and versatile the group is, how they can fit at home in multiple worlds without sounding like a parody of a distant genre.” Andy Jurik-PopMatters

Performing:

Jesús Hernández / Piano.

Alfonso Cid / Flamenco vocals and flute

Tim Fergusson / Bass.

Mark Holen / Drums.

$20

New Bojaira-Encounters

Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281

Studio BFPL: Encounters transforms the unique interior spaces of Brookfield Place with intimate and unique live music performances and social distance. The entire experience is 20 minutes long. Up to six people who have traveled together can expect to be entertained by these captivating experiences, with some of Arts Brookfield’s long-standing partners, including the New York Guitar Festival, Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, Live Sounds and more. Your group of up to 6 people will be captivated by a surprise musical performer, an encounter you will not forget!

Registration opens the Monday before each show at 3pm.

Schedule of performances and tickets:

Friday; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; November 6, 13 and 20 The entire experience will last 20 minutes and is scheduled between 5 and 9 pm EST.

The following elements are involved in each of the performances:

– Interactive element. At the beginning of each performance, the audience will choose one image from three that represent the elements air, water and earth. Depending on the photograph chosen, the artists will adapt their repertoire and interpret their piece, taking inspiration from the element chosen by the audience.

– Empty spaces full of art. Each show will take place in one of the commercial spaces that have been left empty as a result of the pandemic. Below, we include a photo.

– More performances and shorter duration of them. Instead of performing a long piece for a small group, we will perform five shows with time off between them, in order to reach more people.

– Educational program for families By means of a system of carpets separated by the safety distance, it will be possible to locate the families that attend the educational program. In this way, we will be able to reach more people. Below is a photo.

Program

6 November 2020. Guillermo Guillen & Gilbert Mansour

6 November 2020. Performance by Nelida Tirado

7 November 2020. Family education program.

13 november 2020. Performance by Sonia Olla.

13 november 2020. Performance New Bojaira.

Due to the Covid pandemic our pianist and founder, Jesús Hernández, won’t be able to perform with us in New York. We will miss you so much amigo!

Flamenco Festival New York presents New Bojaira Quintet: Zorongo Blue

New Bojaira, plays an original and engaging fusion, blending jazz improvisation with the excitement of flamenco rhythms, to create a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage. Three of the original members of New Bojaira, singer and flute player Alfonso Cid, double bassist Tim Ferguson and drummer Mark Holen, join forces with guitarist Adrián Alvarado to take audiences on a fascinating multi-cultural excursion.

Line up:

Alfonso Cid, Flamenco vocals and flute

Tim Ferguson, double bass

Mark Holen, drums

Peter Brainin, saxophones

Adrián Alvarado, Flamenco guitar

$40 Dinner Special (tip not included) Cold and hot Mezze, one of each, and a Main Course w/ glass of Beer or Wine

Please e-mail us at info@dromnyc.com for more info:

Our Seating is limited, with 25% of our capacity required by law: 45 People max

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