On June 7th, I was delighted to conduct my original live score for the Charlie Chaplin film The Immigrant at the NorthSide Festival in Brooklyn. The ensemble was formed by a cohort of brilliant students from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. Here is a video of the performance:
Poètica was recently featured in several Best Of 2016.
Felix Contreras' at NPR highlights Poètica in his blog Alt-Latino. Read the post "The Ones That Got Away: Music We Missed 2016"
Bird is the Work adds Poètica on their Best Of list here and say "The timeliness and relevancy of this project provides a level of clarity of no less importance than how damn amazing the music is."
The Step Tempest Best Of 16 post states that Poètica is "Urgent, thrilling, striking music that inhabits your mind with each listen."
It's an honor to be included in these lists, Thank you!
I'm so excited to have 2 works premiered in April Monday April 27: I'll be conducting a 10 piece band performing my new score of the Silent Film by Charlie Chaplin The Immigrant. The score was commissioned by The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music and it will be performed live by a 10 piece ensemble. The event is a joint venture of The New School for Performing Arts (Jazz-Mannes-Drama) and it will be hosted by Matthew Broderick. Free admission, details HERE
Wednesday April 22: The Eco Music Big Band will premiere new piece Polar Litany in an Earth Day special concert. This is one of the most idiosicratic big bands out there, and a joy to write for. Info and tickets HERE
I’m so thrilled to be playing with this 2 guys, they are my idols! We’ll be playing some new original music of mine, as well as arrangements of tunes that range from Billy Strayhorn to Bruno Mars. Featuring Nate Radley - guitar, Matt Wilson - drums, Alexis Cuadrado - bass.
Tuesday February 10th, 7PM
18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
I'm very excited to announce the premiere of my chamber piece Trivium, which will be performed by the outstanding chamber ensemble Bohemian Trio formed by Orlando Alonso (Piano), Yosvany Terry (Soprano Sax) and Yves Dharamraj (Cello). The concert is at the Instituto Cervantes and is part of the PLAY LOUD! Music Festival.