Yuri Juárez (Lima-Peru 1973), guitarist, arranger and composer, began his career in 1996. He currently resides in New York City. His musical training ranges from formal studies with the Afro-Peruvian masters of the guitar Pepe Torres, Alvaro Lagos and Jorge Madueño and more “street” experience in Afro-Peruvian peñas.
He has shared the stage and recorded with musicians like Eva Ayllón, Susana Baca, Arturo O’Farrill, Chaqueta Piaggio y Mariella Valencia, and iconic Peruvian composers such as Kiri Escobar and Javier Lazo. In November of 2008 Yuri released his first album. Afroperuano with its own repertoire and important composers Chabuca Granda, Carlos Hayre and Chucho Valdes, achieving great success in domestic and international criticism. In December of 2009 gets the Latin Jazz Corner Awards in the categories of Best Afroperuvian Jazz Album and Best Latin Jazz Guitarist debut for his “Afroperuano”.
“Juarez bravely pushes Afro-Peruvian Jazz through several stylistic directions helping carve new directions for this still young branch of Latin Jazz.” – Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner
“When Yuri Juárez plays a guitar, his touch is so full of soul and his expression and technique so sensual that his playing is reminiscent of a Don Juan caressing every nook and cranny of a woman’s body.” – Raul de Gama, Latin Jazz Network
Yuri Juárez/ Guitar Moto Fukushim/ Bass Hector Moralez/ Cajon Sofia Tosello/ Voice
Yuri Juárez Afroperuano Quartet at Terraza 7 Saturday July 4th 2015 at 9:30 pm $7 cover for mezzanine.