10pm: Leonor Falcon
On her debut release, Leonor Falcón presents a concept album with pieces inspired by fantastic or mythological creatures from fables, literature and children’s books coming from diverse cultural backgrounds. Falcón delivers an eclectic outing full of psychedelia and intensity with concise compositions that have a lot of character and vibe.For the date she enlisted a group of like-minded peers in an ensemble of particular instrumentation. Christof Knoche on Bass Clarinet, Juanma Trujillo on Guitar and Juan Pablo Carletti on Drums. The group has a strong approach to the music and creates a myriad of interesting soundscapes and textures.
Falcón manages to create an interesting mix of aesthetics ranging from Bebop,Rock, Avant Garde and Latin American music in a way that feels natural and honest.
9pm: Kari van der Kloot Quintet
Canadian vocalist Kari van der Kloot's ethereal vocal sound invites you to get lost in her world with her deeply personal and vulnerable compositions. Kari's debut album “Seedling” was released in 2016. The current iteration of Kari's ensemble plays with the textures of the voice and the violin in an open dialogue.
8pm: Bogna Kicinska
Bogna Kicinska - jazz vocalist, composer and educator, originally from Poland. Before coming to the US she was already recognized in Poland as one of the most prolific singers on the modern jazz scene. At that time she won many competitions, e.g. Old Jazz Meeting in Ilawa, International Jazz Competition for Singing Musicians in Zory, Nadzieje Warszawy in Warsaw.
In 2010 she moved to New York to study at the Aaron Copland School of Music CUNY. Living in NYC Bogna stays very active on the music scene performing with a variety of bands and projects. In 2012 she started her own quintet which features some of the finest musicians on the New York jazz scene. In 2014 she released her first album “The Maze” which has been nominated for the FRYDERYK 2015 award, the Polish equivalent of a Grammy.
“Bogna Kicinska (…) is a real discovery, she is a vocalist with a wide range of voice, singing with great feeling and improvising using scat technique without any restraint” – Jazz Forum Magazine (Poland)
21+, 8pm doors