SATURDAY
15
DECEMBER
7:30 PM
 

FLORA PASQUET
SINGER


Flora, originally from Reunion Island off the coast of Madagascar, began her professional career at 16 touring with some of most famous artists from the Island scene, such as Dominique Barret, Meddy Gerville and Clarice Técher. Flora then moved to Paris and got her singing diploma at the contemporary music school ATLA. She founded the group "Nuvoya" and recorded her first original album fused with bossa, soul and some traditional island folk music. México has been Flora's latest adventure. She has just performed and recorded an album featuring the music of Mexican singer-songwriter giant Armando Manzanero.

 
ANTONIO LOZOYA
BASS
Born in Mexico City and received his bachelor's degree as a jazz bassist at the National Institute of Fine Arts and has performed in festivals in Mexico, Cuba and the US. He has accompanied Dave Pike, Bob Sheppard, John Ronstadt, Ken Basman, Brice Winston, Othello Molineaux, Art Lande and Paul McCandles, Lila Downs, Magos Herrera and Karrin Allyson. He has been director of the International Festival of Jazz and Blues since 2006.
 
ANDREAS LÜSCHER
DRUMMER
Born in Neuhausen, Switzerland, he began his studies in music and percussion at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City, and finished as a Soloist Percussionist. He also played drums for various rock groups, blues groups and accompanied several radio and television artists throughout Mexico and several other countries. His knowledge and experience in the field of jazz led him to co-found the Jazz School in Mexico City. He was also the founder of the Jazzschule in Basel, Switzerland. He also performed in jazz concerts and festivals throughout Europe with musicians such as: Radio DRS Big Band, Thomas Möckel, Milcho Leviev, Jack Wilkins, Eddie Gomez, Hampton Slide, Johnny Griffin, among others.
 

PATRICIO PEÑA
PIANO & KEYBOARD

Born in the city of Querétaro, he began his musical studies in the conservatory with studies in organ baroque and piano. His learning of jazz begins in 2005 under the direction of pianist David Gómez Oropeza and later with pianists Gabriel Hernández (Cuba) and Pepe Rivero (Madrid, Spain). From 2007 to 2011 he performs as a pianist and musical director of Latin American Grammy winner singer-songwriter and Alberto Cortéz, performing more than 90 concerts in countries such as Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Puerto Rico and the United States. He later performed as a pianist for the California trombonist orchestra Sean Dalton performing in various cities in Japan, South Korea and China.