Victor Mestas/Elena Camerin Duo

Thursday, November 30, 2017
7:00 PM
Doors Open at 6:00 PM

Dazzle

1512 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202  

Event Ended

Victor Mestas/Elena Camerin Duo

Victor Mestas - piano

Elena Camerin - vocals

This show will take place in the historic "Grand Gallery"

Please arrive 30-45 minutes early to take advantage of full dinner service.

In this project Elena and Victor Mestas Perez explore traditional songs from Latin America. Elena and Victor met in Boulder in 2015 and started to collaborate in different groups; later on they decided to work together on the rich and beautiful repertoire of songs from different countries on the South America. Composers like Chabuca Granda, Otilio Galindez, Astor Piazzolla, Consuelo Velasquez, Augustin Lara, Carlos Aguirre and many more are the inspiration for this project that Elena and Victor bring to life as a duo.

Victor Mestas was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, and studied at the "J. A. Lamas" School of Music with Carmen Moleiro. He is an endorsement artist for YAMAHA keyboards in Venezuela (2001). His professional background includes more than 100 recording productions for national and international renowned artists. Mestas has performed as a pianist, keyboardist and arranger for renowned bands in Latin America and Venezuela, including Guaco and Trabuco Venezolano. He has also accompanied an array of world renowned singers, including: Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, and Julio Iglesias 2010 Tour in Uruguay and Argentina. He moved to Boulder 5 years ago with his wife and two daughters. Locally, he's been performing on the Brazilian-Latin Jazz scene, and last year he started to teach a Latin Jazz Ensemble at the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at CU-Boulder.

Born in Venice, Italy, Elena began her musical studies on piano. She subsequently moved to vocal studies in jazz at the "Thelonious Monk" school with Carla Marcotulli, and opera with soprano Francesca Scaini.

In 1994 Elena joined the gospel choir "Venice Gospel Ensemble" as a soloist, with whom she recorded several CDs and sang in important theaters and national television shows. She worked as a jazz singer with several groups in Italy and performed in clubs and theaters as a leader; she also worked as a vocalist for numerous artists on the national scene. Elena made the fun decision to work as "living installation" at the Biennale 2003, in Venice, for the artist Tino Sehgal; in July 2004 she won the Best Student award at the Michelle Hendricks' jazz vocal workshop with the Spoleto Arts Symposia. In 2005 she recorded the CD "GRAZIE DEI FIORI?" under the label "Caligola Records", dedicated to the Italian song of the 50es.

In 2008 Elena moved to New York City where she became soon part of the underground jazz scene, performing and working with many musicians of the New York Area and experimenting with actors, poets, dancers and film makers.

Elena has taught voice, music ensemble and vocal ensembles since 1996 in Italy and U.S.A. and is particularly active as music instructor for students with special needs.


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