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Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz / Venezuelan Jazz
Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz / Venezuelan Jazz

Fri, Feb 09

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Terraza 7

Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz / Venezuelan Jazz

Kamarata Jazz, created by César Orozco in Venezuela in 2006, blends Venezuelan and Cuban traditional music with jazz. Their repertoire includes Orozco's originals and fresh interpretations of classics, reflecting his diverse musical influences from living in Cuba, Venezuela and the USA.

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Time & Location

Feb 09, 2024, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM

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

About the event

Cesar Orozco & Kamarata Jazz / Venezuelan Jazz 

Presented by Terraza 7 

Date: Friday, February 9th, 2024 

Time: 8:00 PM

Admission: $20 Cover Charge for Mezzanine Seating

Featuring:

  • Gabriel Vivas / Bass
  • Pablo Bencid / Drums
  • Jan Kus / Tenor and Soprano sax.
  • Samuel Torres / Congas
  • César Orozco / Piano and compositions.

About Kamarata:

Kamarata Jazz was created by César Orozco in Venezuela back in 2006. The group was originally conceived as a quintet: piano, electric bass, drums, percussion, and Venezuelan cuatro. Currently, they perform as a quintet but using a saxophone instead of the cuatro, or eventually also as a sextet including both, cuatro and saxophone. Kamarata Jazz mixes Venezuelan and Cuban traditional music with Jazz plus other genres such as flamenco, tango, and bossa nova. The core of the repertoire is based on some of Orozco’s original compositions, as well as innovative versions of well-known Venezuelan and Cuban pieces from the traditional repertoire. The project summarizes the musical background and extensive influences that Orozco has developed after living in three different countries with strong musical cultures such as Cuba, Venezuela, and now, the USA.

About César Orozco:

Cesar Orozco is a versatile Cuban/Venezuelan pianist, violinist, composer, and educator. He moved to the US in 2012, earning a Graduate Performance Diploma from The Peabody Institute at Johns Hopkins University in 2014. Since his 2015 relocation to the NYC area, Orozco has become a highly sought-after pianist, collaborating with renowned artists such as Paquito D'Rivera and Pedrito Martínez.

He is known for his innovative fusion of traditional Venezuelan and Cuban music with jazz through his project Kamarata Jazz. Orozco has released multiple albums, including "Son con Pajarillo" (2007), "Ebano y Marfil" (2008), and "No Limits for Tumbao" (2015), earning awards and nominations.

Throughout his career, Orozco has toured extensively worldwide, performing at prestigious venues and festivals. He is also an accomplished arranger and composer, receiving recognition for his work.

Born in Cuba in 1980, Orozco earned a degree in Violin Performance and Ensemble Conducting from the National School of Arts in Havana in 1998. He later moved to Venezuela and worked with local artists while teaching jazz piano, harmony, and ensembles at the National Experimental University of the Arts in Caracas for over three years.

In addition to his performance career, Orozco is an active educator, offering lectures and masterclasses at renowned US institutions and maintaining a private studio in River Edge, NJ. He is also a faculty member at Corlears School in Manhattan, NY.

Tickets

  • 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.

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee

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