NEW BOJAIRA at The Atlantic BKLN

333 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

New Bojaira

The fusion between Jazz and Flamenco is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artistic expressions currently emerging from Europe.

The result, in the case of New Bojaira [Bo-hi-ra], is an original and engaging fusion, blending jazz improvisation with the excitement of flamenco rhythms and singing to create a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage, taking audiences on a fascinating multi-cultural excursion.

The core quartet is comprised of a combination of two highly regarded Spanish musicians from the home of flamenco, Andalusia, pianist Jesús Hernández and singer/flute player Alfonso Cid; and two long time veterans of the New York jazz scene, bassist Tim Ferguson and drummer Mark Holen.

New Bojaira released a new album, Zorongo Blu on 2018. Featuring jazz legend Randy Brecker on the track titled "El Diablo Llama a Mi Puerta". New Bojaira’s debut release is a collection of original compositions and jazz standards with the addition of the traditional Spanish folk song Zorongo which, when given a bluesy jazz/flamenco treatment, becomes the vehicle for the band's unique virtuosity and is transformed into the album's title track. Each composition on the album has a distinct and original feel, from a flamenco framing of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” to Hernandez’s setting of two poems by Miguel de Cervantes “Jaleo del Celoso Extremeño” and “Farruca de Argel”. Jazz soloing is juxtaposed against the time-tested backdrop of flamenco rhythm.

“A great combination of Flamenco, Jazz and some interesting hard bop styles that I like quite a bit.” Darek Mazzone-KEXP (Seattle)

“New Bojaira’s album is a classic celebration of the collision of all that is Moorish and Arabic in Spanish music with all that is African and American in Blues and Jazz.” Raul da Gama-Latin Jazz Network

“… [Zororongo Blu] displays how adept and versatile the group is, how they can fit at home in multiple worlds without sounding like a parody of a distant genre.” Andy Jurik-PopMatters

Performing:

Jesús Hernández / Piano.

Alfonso Cid / Flamenco vocals and flute

Tim Fergusson / Bass.

Mark Holen / Drums.

$20

Cumbanchita Flamenca

La Cumbanchita, 24 Irving Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237

La Cumbanchita in Bushwick used to be Cantina Cumbancha in Williamsburg. The wonderful Mexican spirit created in their Williamsburg location is now recreated by owners Edwin Lucero and Julia del Palacio in Bushwick. We created unforgettable Flamenco memories in Williamsburg and that's exactly what we're about to do on May 20th at La Cumbanchita. Don't miss it!! ¡No se lo pierdan!

Xianix Barrera, bailoara Raphael Brunn, guitarist Alfonso Cid, vocals and flute

NEW BOJAIRA at TERRAZA 7

Terraza 7, 40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, NY 11373

$15: Cover at Mezzanine. $20: Donation suggested.

The fusion between Jazz and Flamenco is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artistic expressions currently emerging from Europe. The result, in the case of New Bojaira [Bo-hi-ra], is an original and engaging fusion, blending jazz improvisation with the excitement of flamenco rhythms and singing to create a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage, taking audiences on a fascinating multi-cultural excursion.

The core quartet is comprised of a combination of two highly regarded Spanish musicians from the home of flamenco, Andalusia, pianist Jesús Hernández and singer/flute player Alfonso Cid; and two long time veterans of the New York jazz scene, bassist Tim Ferguson and drummer Mark Holen. In addition, the band will join forces with virtuoso saxophonist Peter Brainin and the wonderful Flamenco dancer from Barcelona, Spain, Elisabet Torras.

New Bojaira released a new album, Zorongo Blu on 2018. Featuring jazz legend Randy Brecker on the track titled "El Diablo Llama a Mi Puerta". New Bojaira’s debut release is a collection of original compositions and jazz standards with the addition of the traditional Spanish folk song Zorongo which, when given a bluesy jazz/flamenco treatment, becomes the vehicle for the band's unique virtuosity and is transformed into the album's title track. Each composition on the album has a distinct and original feel, from a flamenco framing of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” to Hernandez’s setting of two poems by Miguel de Cervantes “Jaleo del Celoso Extremeño” and “Farruca de Argel”. Jazz soloing is juxtaposed against the time-tested backdrop of flamenco rhythm. “A great combination of Flamenco, Jazz and some interesting hard bop styles that I like quite a bit.” Darek Mazzone-KEXP (Seattle)

“New Bojaira’s album is a classic celebration of the collision of all that is Moorish and Arabic in Spanish music with all that is African and American in Blues and Jazz.” Raul da Gama-Latin Jazz Network

“… [Zororongo Blu] displays how adept and versatile the group is, how they can fit at home in multiple worlds without sounding like a parody of a distant genre.” Andy Jurik-PopMatters

Performing: Jesús Hernández / Piano Alfonso Cid / Flamenco vocals and flute Tim Fergusson / Bass Mark Holen / Drums Peter Brainin / Saxophones Elisabet Torras / Flamenco dancer

NEW BOJAIRA at DROM

Drom, 85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

The fusion between Jazz and Flamenco is undoubtedly one of the most exciting artistic expressions currently emerging from Europe. The result, in the case of New Bojaira [Bo-hi-ra], is an original and engaging fusion, blending jazz improvisation with the excitement of flamenco rhythms and singing to create a powerful combination of energy and subtlety on stage, taking audiences on a fascinating multi-cultural excursion.

The core quartet is comprised of a combination of two highly regarded Spanish musicians from the home of flamenco, Andalusia, pianist Jesús Hernández and singer/flute player Alfonso Cid; and two long time veterans of the New York jazz scene, bassist Tim Ferguson and drummer Mark Holen. In addition, the band will join forces with virtuoso saxophonist Peter Brainin and the wonderful Flamenco dancer from Barcelona, Spain, Elisabet Torras.

New Bojaira released a new album, Zorongo Blu on 2018. Featuring jazz legend Randy Brecker on the track titled "El Diablo Llama a Mi Puerta". New Bojaira’s debut release is a collection of original compositions and jazz standards with the addition of the traditional Spanish folk song Zorongo which, when given a bluesy jazz/flamenco treatment, becomes the vehicle for the band's unique virtuosity and is transformed into the album's title track. Each composition on the album has a distinct and original feel, from a flamenco framing of Thelonious Monk’s “Round Midnight” to Hernandez’s setting of two poems by Miguel de Cervantes “Jaleo del Celoso Extremeño” and “Farruca de Argel”. Jazz soloing is juxtaposed against the time-tested backdrop of flamenco rhythm. “A great combination of Flamenco, Jazz and some interesting hard bop styles that I like quite a bit.” Darek Mazzone-KEXP (Seattle)

“New Bojaira’s album is a classic celebration of the collision of all that is Moorish and Arabic in Spanish music with all that is African and American in Blues and Jazz.” Raul da Gama-Latin Jazz Network

“… [Zororongo Blu] displays how adept and versatile the group is, how they can fit at home in multiple worlds without sounding like a parody of a distant genre.” Andy Jurik-PopMatters

Performing: Jesús Hernández / Piano Alfonso Cid / Flamenco vocals and flute Tim Fergusson / Bass Mark Holen / Drums Peter Brainin / Saxophones Elisabet Torras / Flamenco dancer

$20 in advance, $25 at door