SATURDAY
09
MARCH
7:00 PM
 

LOUISE PHELAN
Cantante

Originally from Limerick, Ireland, Louise has performed and performed professionally for more than fifteen years internationally. She has participated in concerts as a soloist, with Symphonic Orchestras, Orchestral Bands and Big Bands. Louise has performed successfully in Musical, Theatrical, TV and Radio shows throughout North America, South America and Europe. And she has collaborated for Sony Music & Universal BMG Scandinavia.
Louise is working on a project with world jazz guitarist David McGregor of Scotland. David and Louise are doing a Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass, with a recording of an album and several presentations planned for North America and Europe. Her first Jazz album "Songs from a Darkened Room" has been released in 2013 and her second album "Moments of Light" came out in 2015. With this trajectory Louise Phelan has been recently named as "One of the best voices of Jazz en México ", in his live performances is distinguished by his passion and sincerity, essential elements for jazz performance.
"Louise Phelan has made a very meritorious career, in these five years of permanence among us ... She is an artist who dominates the art of seduction, and for that reason it must be understood, simply, that she does not allow us to distract us and that she has the ability to malign our emotions. "
-Germán Palomares Oviedo, Manager of HORIZONTE 107.9FM at Instituto Mexicano de la Radio (IMER)
"This singer, who onstage is a" sui generis "mix between Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald, performing jazz classics as well as unreleased tracks from which the single" In the wee small hours of the morning "will be released. shape, his voice floats between clouds of strings and winds of undoubted "vintage" sound.
-Newspaper EXCELSIOR, Mexico.

 

GABRIEL HERNANDEZ
Piano

He was born in Camaguey, Cuba. He has shared the stage with great jazz figures such as Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Ray Charles, and participated as a pianist of artists such as Gene Perla, Tito Puente, Bob Sheppar, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito D'Rivera and Greg Fishman, among other great jazz personalities.
He is the founder of Fever Opus, a group with which he has performed at jazz festivals in Montreal, Montreux, Jambori in Poland, in Yugoslavia, at the Jazz Fest of the Danube, and other important international stages.
Gabriel was part of the project of the famous jazz and blues singer of N.Y., Leon Thomas, also at this same time he played with the great Dizzy Gillespie. The UNEAC, Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba, granted him the title of member of the list of Cuban art personalities. He is a member of the evaluation commission of artists in Cuba.
Currently, in addition to his career as a jazz soloist pianist and his ensemble Mi Quinteto, he is a member of the famous group Afrocuban All Stars, directed by Maestro Juan de Marcos Gonzáles, performing at various international festivals. Gabriel Hernández is also a pianist of the Cubanismo group, an orchestra led by Maestro Jesús Alemañi and with whom he has performed several concerts in the USA, Canada and Europe.

 

SABRINA BROWN
Singer

Originally from the United States and inspired by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall, Joni Mitchell, and Ray Charles. Sabrina performs the music of The Great American Songbook, Broadway hits, and contemporary jazz. Sabrina's passion and joy are shared with the audience, she is a fabulous communicator through the song. Her voice is rich and warm and his approach to the sentences brilliantly explains the stories of the songs she plays. Sabrina, a graduate of the professional music program at GRCC in Washington State, has performed in the United States and Europe, but in most cases, she is in New England with her husband and musical partner, the saxophonist, and pianist Fred Haas. Sabrina believes in lifelong learning and continues her vocal training with Shelia Jordan, Laurel Masse, Chris Humphrey, and Dena DeRose. In 1996 Fred Haas and Sabrina Brown founded Interplay Jazz Camp. The mission of Interplay Jazz is to provide an opportunity for musicians of all ages to participate in a supportive and holistic learning environment that fosters human artistic expression through the study of jazz and improvised music.

 

FRED HAAS
Saxophone

Fred Haas, a graduate of Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, United States, is currently a professor at this university teaching the subjects of saxophone, jazz piano, improvisation, jazz history, music theory and jazz combinations. Travel regularly throughout the United States and Europe playing, recording and teaching. Fred brings to each of his presentations and workshops a deep experience and knowledge of more than forty years as a musician and jazz educator. Its aim is to communicate a wide range of emotions through music, as well as to share information about the history of jazz and the art of jazz improvisation.

He has participated with Oscar Peterson, Ray Charles, Clark Terry, Sheila Jordan, Pat Metheny, Lena Horne, Dionne Warwick, the Mitchell-Ruff duo, Joe Morello, Milt Hinton, Attila Zoller, Don Cherry, Bob Brookmeyer, Gene Bertoncini, Milt Jackson, Louis Bellson and many others.

Jazz guitarist Pat Metheny calls Fred Haas ... "A world-class saxophonist"

Oscar Peterson, jazz pianist ---- Fred Haas……"For whom I have the great love as a friend and the great respect as a player."

 

JUAN ALE SAENZ
Drums

Juan Ale Saenz is a drummer and composer born in Mexico City. He started playing the drums at 5 years old. He received his Bachelors Degree in Music Performance with the highest honor "Summa Cum Laude" from Berklee College of Music. During his stay in Berklee he was part of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute directed by Danilo Pérez where he was under the tutelage of Terri Lyne Carrington, Joe Lovano, and John Patitucci among others.
He has participated in several international jazz festivals around the world including the Panama Jazz Festival, the Toronto Jazz Festival, the Cambridge Jazz Festival, and the Barquisimeto Jazz Festival. Juan Ale has also performed in stages in Mexico, New York, Puerto Rico, Boston, Germany and Africa with artists such as Tim Miller, Janek Gwizdala, Gabriel Hernandez, Dave Santoro, Jim Odgren, John Lockwood, Carlos Averhoff, Santiago Bosch, Lincoln Goines, Darren Barrett, Hal Crook, Oscar Stagnaro, and Alain Mallet.

 

ANTONIO LOZOYA
Bass and musical direction

Graduated from the Superior School of Music of Mexico City in the Bachelor of Jazz. He has performed at various festivals in Mexico, Cuba and the United States, accompanying prominent personalities such as Dave Pike, Bob Sheppard, Ken Basman, Randy Bernsen, John Lefwitch (bassist), Greg Fishman, Francisco Mela, Art Lande, Paul McCandless, Othello Molineaux, Brice Winston, among others. He has also participated as a bassist with the singers: Karrin Allyson, Lila Downs, Magos Herrera, John Ronstadt, Dennis Perrier, Julie Kelly, among others.
Since 1996, he has actively collaborated in the Festival in various areas, whether as a musician, director of the educational area, musical director and producer. For five years he conducted a series of concerts and didactic lectures about the "History and Appreciation of Jazz" in San Miguel de Allende, which generated new audiences, especially the participation of Mexican people in events of this nature. Since the year of 1999 he has produced several concerts with his group "San Miguel Jazz Cats" in different locations in the country. In 2006, it reactivates the International Jazz Festival of San Miguel de Allende and adds the style of Blues. Since then he has been in charge of the general direction of the International Jazz and Blues Festival of San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.