MONDAY NIGHTS WITH WBGO Aruán Ortiz Quartet
Monday, March 31, 2014
With Aruán Ortiz, piano; Rez Abbasi, guitar; Sean Conly, bass; and Nasheet Waits, drums
Live webcast and artist interview with WBGO host Rhonda Hamilton will begin at 7:15pm EST onjalc.org/live. WBGO is proud to partner once again with Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola on Monday Nights with WBGO. The series features talented new artists as well as groups from some of the area's great college jazz programs. Each performance is hosted by WBGO announcer Rhonda Hamilton.
Cuban pianist and composer Aruán Ortiz is a classically trained violist and pianist from Santiago de Cuba. Ortiz portrays his music as an architectural structure of sounds, incorporating contemporary classical music, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and improvisation as primary material for his compositions. His 2013 albumBanned In London, a collaboration with bassist Michael Janisch, received critical acclaim and was selected by Downbeat Magazine as one of the best albums of the year. Ortiz is joined by his outstanding bandmates, guitarist Rez Abbasi, bassist Sean Conly, and drummer Nasheet Waits.