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Aurora Arteaga, Yayo Serka & Eric Kurimski / South American Folk & Jazz
Aurora Arteaga, Yayo Serka & Eric Kurimski / South American Folk & Jazz

Tue, Mar 26


Terraza 7

Aurora Arteaga, Yayo Serka & Eric Kurimski / South American Folk & Jazz

Guitarist Eric Kurimski and singer Aurora Arteaga take us on a journey through Latin American music, with personal arrangements and compositions on traditional forms such as huayno, zamba, or Afro-Peruvian song, from a point of view closer to jazz.

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Time & Location

Mar 26, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst NY 11373

About the event

Aurora Arteaga, Yayo Serka & Eric Kurimski / South American Folk & Jazz

Presented by Terraza 7

Date: Tuesday, March 26th, 2024

Time: 7:30 pm.

Admission: $20: Cover charge for mezzanine.


Aurora Arteaga / Vocals

Eric Kurimski / Guitar

Edgardo Yayo Serka / Percussion

About Aurora Arteaga:

Born in Madrid, Aurora Arteaga is one of the most creative jazz singers of her generation.Singer, composer and cello player, she has been working as a musician in the main Jazz clubs and festivals of Spain, and also in Finland, Hungary, Italy, France and India. Her music is inventive and intense; with a warm voice often closer to instrumental colors, and compositions and arrangements with wide and eclectic influences, including Brazilian music, flamenco, Afro Peruvian music, renaissance music or Bjork’s tunes.

She started with professional studies of cello and recorder in her hometown Conservatory, graduating with a BME in Music education and a Degree in History and Sciences of Music (UAM). Arteaga also holds a Degree in Jazz Singing from Musikene (Higher Conservatoire of Music of the Basque Country).

After been classical trained for a long time, she discovered Jazz music and improvisation and also a new way of using her voice as an instrument. This leads her to study jazz voice, composition and improvisation with Deborah Carter, Barry Harris, Bob Stoloff, Sheila Jordan, Judy Niemack, or Guillermo Klein among others, as well as composing, arranging and exploring other sonorities as flamenco or Brazilian music.

Now she is developing her music and career in New York thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship for Artists, awarded by the governments of Spain and US. She receives lessons from jazz luminaries as Theo Bleckmann, Gretchen Parlato or Dave Liebman, and works as a musician in different projects around NY.

About Eric Kurimski:

Eric is New York’s most sought after guitarist for Afro Peruvian music. In 2002, after years of studying and performing Jazz, he began intense research of Afro Peruvian rhythms with the esteemed guitarist, the maestro Carlos Hayre (Carlos has influenced and modernized the advancement of Afro-Peruvian music from the 1940’s through the present day.) Carlos became Eric's professor/ mentor and has proved to be very important to his musical career.

Now, fusing his knowledge of Jazz with rhythms of Peru and Latin America, Eric has dedicated himself to defining a new sound integrating the Peruvian Cajon (box) as the principal percussion instrument in a Jazz setting. He has performed in renowned venues throughout the Unites States including, Blue Note, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Jazz Gallery, BAM, SOB’s, Jazz Bakery, and Regatta Bar. He has also perfromed internationally in Europe, Peru, Mexico,

Cuba, Ecuador and Puerto Rico. He has shared the stage or recorded with Joan Baez, Eva Ayllon, Marc Ribot, Oscar Stagnaro, Tania Libertad, Piero, Guadalupe Pineda, John Benitez, Carlos Hayre, Aquiles Baez, Edward Perez, Sofia Rei Koutsovitis, Manuel Donayre, Mariela Valencia and Magda Giannikou. He has been featured in various publications including Guitar Player Magazine, All about Jazz, World Music Central, and Latin Jazz Network.


  • Mezzanine

    Gain privileged access to the concert at Terraza7's Mezzanine, where you'll enjoy the intimacy of a private space with seating. Immerse yourself in the melodies and rhythms, all while being in close proximity to the talented musicians.

    +$0.50 service fee



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