Bohemian Trio will play a series of concerts and masterclasses at the 5th New Docta Festival taking place in Buenos Aires and Córdoba in Argentina. Details here…
‘Okónkolo’ by Bohemian Trio Review: Chamber Music Without Borders
Classical, jazz and Afro-Cuban sounds meld together on an album that defies genre.
“Together, these musicians honor heritages that blur more than reinforce borders: the blend of European and African traditions that centuries ago amounted to a New World; and the sweet spot sought by many contemporary composers, especially in New York, grounded more in creativity than genre.” – Larry Blumenfeld (Wall Street Journal)
Read full review HERE
Terry’s sound is most distinctive on soprano, and “Tarde en La Lisa” was the best example of the exuberance and plenitude of his ideas. Alonso’s backing had steely force as the composer played the line, a perfect launch pad for the soprano rant that followed. Then the piano was an island of calm, setting us up for a full round of vigorous Bohemian solos before Terry circled back to the melody. “Hiroshima,” the placid finale on the Giraudo Jazz Orchestra’s 2009 El Viaje release, was not radically altered at all as the Bohemians’ valedictory. Dharamraj eloquently played the line before Alonso and Terry, still on soprano, paid their soulful, subdued respects. Continue reading —->
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Review by Adam Parker for The Post and Courier:
“Alonso and Terry, Cuban-born and trained, and the French-American Dharamraj are paving a new course, one that wholly relies on their refined abilities while embracing that dangerous, edgy quality one finds in complex jazz and lots of contemporary classical music.” Read full review —>
Review by Chris Haire for the Charleston City Paper:
Having a very limited background in jazz but having written about music for many, many years, I tried to think of the best way to capture what I was hearing without getting into the soulless, paint-by-number details that far too often ensnare writers, particularly when writing about jazz or other instrumental music. And so, I decided to let the music tell me a story, in this case a short film. Read full review —>
Spoleto Festival (Charleston)
May 28 – 31
Drawn to the idea that a blend of traditions would speak to the true voice of the Americas, Yosvany Terry (saxophone and chékere), Orlando Alonso (piano), and Yves Dharamraj (cello) pooled their cultural and musical backgrounds to form the Bohemian Trio in 2013. Together, they forge a new identity—a polyphony of cultures—that transcends old-world boundaries. Bohemian Trio intertwines earthy, Afro-Cuban rhythms with sweeping classical melodies, jazz improvisation, and the celebration of Latin dance to transport its audiences to an inspired and fantastical place, though one longing for a bygone era at odds with the modern world. Grounded in both distinct formal traditions and abstract ideas, each member exhibits his own brand of technical prowess and invention, creating an extension of the familiar. Their musical narratives—deftly woven into original and commissioned works—simultaneously evoke joy, nostalgia, and passion.
The Jazz Gallery
1160 Broadway, 5th Floor (at 27th Street)
New York, NY 10001
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 7:30pm and 9:30pm
Bohemian Trio returns to the Jazz Gallery on Thursday, May 19th to perform two sets at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Showcasing their signature sound, an original blend of Classical lyricism, Jazz harmony, Latin dance, and Afro-Cuban beats, their repertoire reflects the group’s diverse cultural and musical backgrounds. Comprised of Yosvany Terry (sax and chékere), Yves Dharamraj (cello) and Orlando Alonso (piano), the trio will premiere works specially written for the ensemble by Pedro Giraudo, Emilio Solla, Sonia Jacobsen, Alexis Cuadrado, Ramon Polo, and Cristina Spinei. A surprise guest will join the group.
This weekend, the adventurous, romantic and inspiring artists of the Bohemian Trio (saxophone & chekeré, cello, piano) return to Armor Hall with their signature spicy mix of traditional and new jazz works, infused with Afro-Cuban rhythms and flair. The performance lasts approximately one hour.
Tickets: Adults $28/22 Wave Hill Member, Children (ages 8–18) $15/$12 Wave Hill Member. Order tickets online or onsite at the Perkins Visitors Center, starting August 26. Member pre-sale starts August 14. A $2 surcharge will be added to telephone registrations. For additional information, please call 718.549.3200 x251.