Miércoles 9 de Octubre / 22h

HANKA G QUARTET

Hanka G Quartet:
Hanka G Voz
Sebastián Chames piano
Taru Alexander. batería
Rubén Carlés. Contrabajo

Hanka G es una de las artistas más conocidas y prestigiosas del jazz en Eslovaquia. Nacida en Bratislava, creció en el desierto de Gobi (Mongolia) y actualmente residente y estrella emergente de la escena de Nueva York, ha ganado numerosos premios de jazz, entre ellos “Jazz Man Of The Year” (2017, Eslovaquia), siendo una de las dos únicas mujeres en ganarlo en los últimos 26 años. Hanka ha grabado tres álbumes en solo: “Reflections of my Soul”(2007), “Essence” (2014), y “Twin Flame” (2017). Además, ha tocado con músicos de la talla de Rodney Kendrick, Anthony Wonsey, Lonnie Plaxico, Benito Gonzales, Theo Hill, Mimi Jones, Camille Gainer Jones, Chris Beck, entre otros.

Taru Alexander, baterista de jazz estadounidense, con más de 30 años de experiencia. Comenzó su carrera musical a los siete años rodeado de músicos como Freddie Hubbard, Reggie Workman, Gary Bartz etc. A la edad de trece años, Taru comenzó a actuar profesionalmente con el quinteto de su padre Roland Alexander (saxo tenor Roland Alexander, trombón Kiani Zawadi, piano Hilton Ruiz y bajo Paul Brown). A grabado mas de cincuenta discos, y a tocado con Abbey Lincoln, Betty Carter, Roland Alexander, Roy Hargrove, Carlos Garnett, Rodney Kendrick, Branford Marsalis, Danny Mixon, Gary Bartz,, Reggie Workman, Bill Saxton, Kenny Davis, Lonnie Plaxico, Bill Lee. www.tarualexander.com

Sebastián Chames, pianista y compositor español de origen argentino y residente en Madrid. Se ha formado en Nueva York con Rodney Kendrick, Barry Harris, Fred Hersch, Bruce Barth, entre otros. Cuenta con cuatro discos como líder: “Primera Toma” (2008), “Reconstrucción” (2013), “Pick up the phone” (2015) y “Reminiscing The Unknown Masters” (2019). Todos sus discos han recibido excelentes críticas tanto por el público como por la crítica especializada. Con su proyecto viene tocando en España y Estados Unidos, para ello ha contado entre otros con músicos como Bobby Watson, Steve Nelson, Warren Wolf, Jeremy Pelt, Greg Tardy, Justin Robinson, Curtis Lundy, Gerald Cannon, Dwayne Burno, Willie Jones III, Lamy Strefi Jr, Jonathan Barber, Jonathan Blake, Stacy Dillard, Herman Burney, Lenny Robinson, Perico Sambeat, Chris Kase, Bob Sands. www.sebastianchames.com

El contrabajista español Rubén Carlés, es un músico cuyo enfoque abarca tanto la vanguardia como la vieja escuela. Tras su paso por Berklee, Rubén tiene la oportunidad de estudiar con maestros de la talla de John Patitucci, Hal Crook o Terry Lyne Carrington. Además, ha trabajado con músicos como Lionel Loueke, Jason Palmer, Carles Denia, Ernesto Aurignac, Greg Tardy, Perico Sambeat, Logan Richardson, Bob Sands, Café da Silva o Albert Sanz entre muchos otros.

«The best of the next generation!» Hanka acknowledged by Cassandra Wilson, USA – The best American jazz singer according to TIME magazine & two-time Grammy winner

Press Reviews & Endorsements

«She weaves her lush alto voice through any set of changes with grace and case. Her artistry demands to be heard.» Melvin Smith, USA, InConcert Magazine – American jazz saxophone player and InConcert Magazine contributor

«One of the most talented jazz singers of the present times. There are not many singers in Europe who truly embody jazz when they sing. Hanka is not trying to sing jazz – she comes by it naturally. Her vibrant, gospel-filled voice with the vocal power of a Mahalia Jackson expresses sorrow but also resolution.» Jan Hocek, Czech Republic, http://jazzport.cz – for the most prestigious and respected jazz portal in Czech Republic

«Just took time to listen to your “Twin Flame” CD. You have produced a beautiful product. I believe you have a brilliant career ahead of you. Glad to hear your music and sensitive lyrics.» Reggie Workman, USA – American avant-garde jazz & hard bob double bassist, recognized for his work with both John Coltrane and Art Blakey

«The woman’s voice is worth gold in all positions» Andreas Schiffmann, Germany, http://musikreviews.de – one of the most respected music portals in Germany

«I loved listening to your CD “Twin Flame”, it’s very soulful. You have a wonderful project and your singing is quite superb! Wishing tons of success.» T.K. Blue, USA – American jazz saxophonist, flautist, educator and musical director of legendary pianist & composer Randy Weston. T.K. is known for his cooperation with Don Cherry, Abdullah Ibrahim and Jayne Cortez
«I’ve had the opportunity to work with Hanka in Africa and experience her creativeness and richness of spirit… It was an absolute pleasure to work with her and I savor the moment to have the opportunity to do it again.» Rodney Kendrick, USA – American pianist & producer, worked with Abbey Lincoln, James Brown, Diana Ross, etc…

“The second album “Essence” presents a beautiful tribute to Slovak Folklore and is a classic example of what Jazz-World Fusion is all about and how it can be achieved successfully. Both the World music and Jazz idioms are given a respectful and graceful treatment and are mixed with elegance and charm. Hanka has a warm, well rounded voice which works both in the Jazz and the Folklore environment. Her phrasing on the Jazzy interpretations is simply superb. Overall this is an aesthetically pleasing and musically successful cross genre project, which manages to be original, while respectfully presenting traditional folkloristic heritage.” Adam Baruch, Israel, one of the world’s leading authorities in Jazz, a writer, critic, historian, researcher, teacher, broadcaster, discographer, photographer, concert and festival organizer, record producer, label owner and a music activist. Adam founded the Israel Jazz Society (IJS) and was also active in establishing the European Jazz Federation (EJF), which later became the International Jazz Federation.

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