THURSDAY
14
FEBRUARY
7:00 PM
 

JULIE KELLY
Singer

Vocalist/lyricist Julie Kelly is one of Los Angeles' finest interpreters of jazz standards and Brazilian music. Jazz critic Leonard Feather once wrote "her interpretations of the Great American Songbook are full of joy and spontaneity."
She was just voted into the Top Ten Downbeat 2016 Reader's Poll for Female Vocalists, alongside Cyrille Aimee and Tierney Sutton.
Her eighth CD, "Happy To Be" (Jazzed Media) continues to display her eclectic and diverse approach to standards, bebop, blues and original material. The CD spent many weeks on the Jazz Charts and was given wonderful reviews in Downbeat, JazzIz, Jazz Times among others.
Her compelling lyrics, including those written to tunes by Larry Goldings, Chico Pinheiro and Luciana Souza, showcase her poetic range.
She has played and recorded with such luminaries as Nat Adderley, Alan Broadbent, Ray Brown, Anthony Wilson and super star Chris Botti.

 


 


 

JULIAN ARCOS
Guitar

Independent professional musician, originally from Mexico City and based in San Miguel de Allende, with extensive experience of musical genres such as Blues, Jazz, Rock, Funk, among many others. Guitarist leader of the group Vudu Chile with whom he has appeared in various Festivals.
His study of Gypsy music in the style of Django Reinhardt has been particularly one of the styles he likes to play and share.

 

 

 

Raúl Ríos
Drums

Born in 1993 in Querétaro city where he began his drumming studies with Sergei Sokolov in 2011. He has taken private lessons with Jorge Servin, Daniel Zepeda and also master classes with Christian Sands and Jerome Jennings(Christian McBride trio). Has performed with different musicians of the jazz scene in Queretaro and San Miguel de Allende as well as with national and international recognized artists. He performed at " Queretaro-Montreal 2015 Summer Jazz Festival also "Cuartel del Arte" within the framework of Feria de San Marcos 2015 at the National Festival of Children and Youth Music "Las notas de Guido" Xalapa 2015, Queretaro International Summer Jazz Festival with Saxodia Saxophone Quartet and at the first " Jazz en Movimiento 2018" festival held in the city of Queretaro. He played with " Cultura y Tradicion Mexicana" on tours in Spain,Portugal and Colombia.
Currently plays with Saxodia and JEM Collective.

 

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.