Bassist and composer Alexis Cuadrado will be debuting “Noneto Iberico” on Friday and Saturday October 2nd and 3rd in at The Jazz Gallery in New York.
“Noneto Iberico” is a nine movement composition to be performed with nine musicians which was commissioned by the Chamber Music America-Doris Duke Foundation “New Works” grant program. It blends both Spanish flamenco music with the improvisational aspects of jazz to create something totally unique.
Cuadrado will be performing the piece with eight other NYC jazz heavy weights including Avishai Cohen on trumpet, Loren Stillman on saxophones, Alan Ferber on trombone, Brad Shepik on guitar, Dan Tepfer on piano, Mark Ferber on drums, Perico Sambeat on saxophone and Marc Miralta on percussion.
Born in Barcelona and residing in Brooklyn, New York since 1999, Alexis Cuadrado is an active member of the city’s jazz scene. Cuadrado has released three CDs as a leader: Puzzles (BJURecords 2008), Visual (Fresh Sound, 2004) and Metro (Fresh Sound, 2001). These recordings feature all-original compositions and have received rave reviews and enthusiastic reactions from fans around the globe.
As a composer, Cuadrado has worked in a large variety of contexts. In addition to writing for his working quintet, he has created pieces for jazz big band, saxophone quartet, string quartet and solo bass. He has also has scored two short films. Over thirty of his compositions can be heard on published recordings. Cuadrado’s music aims to stretch the limits of form, meter, harmony, and improvisation all in the context of contemporary jazz.
Alexis Cuadrado is a co-founder of the Brooklyn Jazz Underground and BJU Records, a bandleader/composer collective that strives to promote originality and create awareness of innovative jazz artists from Brooklyn.
Tickets and other information is available on The Jazz Gallery web site. Non-member tickets start at $15, and reservations are recommended.