Danza Meets Jazz

New York (New York), USA – On Saturday, July 23rd, 2005, Angel David Mattos -who has performed with an array of stellar jazz artists such as Jon Lucien, Eddie Gomez, Dave Valentin,
, Mike Stern and Giovanni Hidalgo, amongst others- will be making his New York City debut as a leader at the great room that is the
Triad club, located at 158 W. 72nd St, bet. Columbus & Broadway. A 130 seat performance space whose intimacy and acoustics are perfectly suited to experience the type of jazz that Angel David brings forward. Accompanying Angel David on this musical journey will be Grammy winning bassist John
Benitez (Chick
, John Scofield, David Sanchez, Claudia Acuña, etc.), Grammy winning sax player Iván
Renta (Conrad Herwig,
, Paquito D’Rivera, Steve Davis, Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, etc.) and one of the premiere and in demand sideman on the island of Puerto Rico, drummer Hector
Matos (Humberto Ramirez, Amuni Nacer, Paoli Mejias, Ramon Vazquez, etc.)

This exclusive presentation will allow New York Jazz audiences to experience music from Angel David’s groundbreaking

CD, as well as music from his previous release Preludio. Angel himself has baptized his group as the Jazz Boricua Quartet in honor of the fact that both Angel and his musical colleagues were born and raised in “Boriken” (The ancient taino name of the island of Puerto Rico).

Reservations can be made by calling the Triad Box office @ 212-362-2511. Indicate your interest for the July 23rd, 8pm show:
Danza Meets Jazz.

Over the past few years, a new approach and vision of “Latin Jazz” is being produced by a new generation of jazz musicians who are no longer relying on
Afro-Cuban clichéd standards and are opening a wider window into the Latin
American musical spectrum and fusing it with the inclusivity of the Jazz language. Among the individuals breaking new ground

Angel David Mattos is a composer and educator from Puerto Rico. He has managed to create a hybrid between the Puerto
Rican musical form known as “Danza” and the USA’s own homegrown product: Jazz. This unprecedented fusion has culminated in a recording entitled

. Six tracks of original compositions penned by Mattos and four traditional standards composed by the pioneers of the Danza genre, maestros Manuel G. Tavarez and Juan Morel Campos.

Angel David Mattos & the Jazz Boricua Quartet featuring John Benitez, Ivan Renta and Hector Matos; Saturday July 23rd, 2005 at 8pm; $10 admission plus 2 drink minimum; Doors open @ 7:30pm; The Triad is located at 158 W. 72nd Street, bet. Columbus & Broadway, NYC; Reservations: 212-362-2511;

Author: World Music Central News Department

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