Cafêzz "World Fusion Jazz Band"

Saturday, February 24, 2018
6:00 PM
Doors Open at 5:00 PM


1512 Curtis St., Denver, CO 80202  

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Cafêzz "World Fusion Jazz Band"

Reminiscent of the intricate process of coffee roasting, which involves fusing different country's beans into a perfect blend to create delicious beverages, Cafêzz seeks to hand over diverse sound impressions to the listener. The band's style is very eclectic, embracing a wide array of Caribbean, Brazilian, Latin, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Folk and Classical influences.

"Cafêzz" is, in fact, the combination of the words café (coffee in Spanish) and jazz, and it captures their notion that a customary coffee moment could also be an occasion to share music with friends.

Their original music presents an ample melodic content combined with tasty rhythms, giving the listener rich aural textures to enjoy with ease.

Even though it includes elements from jazz, its performance is not focused on individual instrument virtuosity, but relies on the ensemble's communication and interaction.

Cafêzz was formed in San Juan, Puerto Rico during the summer of 2014 by pianist Carmen Noemí and bassist Edgardo "Egui" Sierra, after completion and release of their Music & Friends CD. Their first formal performance was on August 13, 2014, during the Music & Friends release party at Downtown Bar & Grill in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico. The live concert featured 16 musicians who participated in the recording process, plus several special guests.

The lineup was as follows: Ricardo Pons, Pedro Rivera Toledo, Norberto "Tiko" Ortiz, José Roberto Jiménez, Roberto Bermúdez, Osvaldo López, Raúl Maldonado, Arnaldo Rivera, Danny Lloret, Christian Galíndez, Mónica Nieves, Ariana González, Marlene Grafals, Lianir Vales and Marielys Aldarondo. Special guests were Brenda Hopkins and Samuel Morales, plus bandleaders Carmen Noemí and Edgardo Sierra.

Following Downtown's presentation the group adopted a trio format. The group's interplay included drummer Freddie Burgos and made it easy to add Christian Galíndez on "latin percussion", Norberto "Tiko" Ortíz on saxophone (Cafêzz Quintet); and Waldemar Reyes on "ethnic percussion" (Sextet format).

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