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Roni Ben-Hur & Marcos Varela NY Dúo
abril 21 @ 22:00 - 23:30€10 – €15
15 € NS / 10 € S
Dos de los mejores músicos de la escena Neoyorquina visitan Clasijazz con un dúo impresionante. Guitarra y Contrabajo.
Formación con la que han tocado durante años y nos ofrecen su último trabajo.
Recomendación de nuestra querida Noemí Pérez desde NY, nos sorprenderán en un concierto único.
Marcos Varela is a graduate of Houston, Texas’ renowned High School for the Performing & Visual Arts, where his fellow alumni include Jason Moran, Robert Glasper, Eric Harland, Chris Dave, and Beyoncé. A Young’s Arts fellow and All State recipient in High School, After graduation, he arrived in NYC to continue his studies at the New School, leading to opportunities to perform with a wide range of artists including George Cables, Ingrid Jensen, Billy Hart, Antoine Roney, Charli Persip, Clifton Anderson, Jason Moran, Geri Allen, The Last Poets, Leslie Odom Jr., The Mingus Big Band, Frank Lacy’s Vibe Tribe, Kendrick Scott, Billy Harper, Tyshawn Sorey, and Vincent Gardner’s-Jazz Houston among countless others. He has also composed music for several film and television projects, including director Domenica Cameron-Scorsese’s film «Roots in Water.»
Legendary bassist Ron Carter contributed to Marcos’ origin records debut album «San Ygnacio» liner notes, where he writes that Varela’s «Tone, Choice of Notes and Compositions will place his playing and name on the list of bassists to be heard.» A hero turned mentor, Carter is just one of the jazz elders who have taken note of Varela’s talents and encouraged the bassist along his path. While still in college, he was invited to join longtime Dizzy Gillespie drummer Charli Persip’s big band-Supersound. Around the same time, Billy Hart included Varela in a sextet of young players that also featured rising stars Theo Croker, Sullivan Fortner, and Irwin Hall. Since then he has gone on to make a name for himself as one of the most in demand bassist in NYC and worldwide, being Selected as a member of Jazz at Lincoln Center Trombonist Vincent Gardner’s-Jazz Houston which has featured guests such as Gregory Porter, Wynton Marsalis, Ruben Blades, Jon Faddis, Jon Batiste and Ramsey Lewis.
In addition to his sideman work he leads his own projects. This included a recent European tour which featured a performance of the music of his debut album, San Ygnacio at the historic Jazz á Liège festival in Liege, Belgium. This project, Marcos Varela featuring Billy Hart shared a billing with Fred Hersch’s trio at the festival. His newest projects include; “One Mind” recently released on the Spanish label, Fresh Sound Records, a new project with pianist Peter Zak which features Seamus Blake and Billy Drummond. Another project on the same label: Illumination featuring, Rob Garcia, Marcos Varela, John O’gallagher and Noah Preminger is set for release in late 2020
RONI BEN -HUR
Jazz guitarist Roni Ben-Hur has earned a sterling reputation as a musician and educator, renowned for his golden tone, improvisational brilliance, compositional lyricism and ability to charm peers, students and listeners alike. Eminent jazz critic Gary Giddins wrote in the Village Voice: “A limber and inventive guitarist, Ben-Hur keeps the modernist flame alive and pure, with a low flame burning in every note… [He’s] a guitarist who knows the changes and his own mind.” Roni – born in Israel in 1962 but a longtime American citizen, based in New York City – has recorded a dozen albums as leader or co-leader, with The New York Times praising his “crisp, fluid style” and Time Out New York calling him “a formidable and consummately lyrical guitarist.” He has developed a rare facility in both straight-ahead jazz and Brazilian styles, evidenced by his work with masters in both fields, from pianist Barry Harris to vocalist Leny Andrade. Roni’s latest recording project – released in spring 2018 via the Jazzheads imprint – finds him in league with bassist Harvie S. and drummer Tim Horner, exploring classics by jazz composers from Billy Strayhorn and Thelonious Monk to Kenny Dorham and Joe Henderson. The album, titled Introspection, also includes Brazilian numbers by Baden Powell and Ary Barroso, plus a Jerome Kern standard. Summing up Roni’s virtues as an artist, The Star-Ledger of New Jersey said: “A deep musician, a storyteller, Ben-Hur works with a warm, glowing sound and has an alluring way of combining engaging notes with supple rhythm.” Along with releasing acclaimed educational products – such as the instructional DVD Chordability and method book Talk Jazz: Guitar – Roni has directed international jazz camps for some 18 years. Jazz guitar star Russell Malone got it right when he said: “Everything Roni does is beautiful. He has the magic touch.”