AMOR: The New Standard
Friday, September 2, 2016
A latin jazz concert by Capricho Music with musical direction by José Manuel García featuring unforgettable songs from around the world. Jazz, Tango, Bolero and more.
Experience the flair of the most romantic rhythms featuring standards with a contemporary spin. This journey will take you around the world through the magic of music — from Cuba to Argentina, from Colombia to Mexico, from United States to Europe in an all-inclusive, yet well defined Latin Jazz style. AMOR: The New Standard is a celebration of diversity and inclusion. Don’t miss this exhilarating evening of intense music, with a unique blend of jazz, classical, folkloric, and popular converging with the romance and passion of Latin music.
About Capricho Music:
Capricho Music is a boutique music talent agency dedicated to promote new Latino artists who offer a new perspective into the musical scene, incorporating the flavor of latin music to diverse rhythms from around the world.
About the Artists:
César Augusto, Tenor- César’s life has always been linked to music. From his native Cali, Colombia in the 80’s when tones of old tangos were heard in endless nights of family and friends. In his own words, the song is “an extension of yourself as the vocal cords are tied to the soul”. In 1999 he moved to Atlanta, GA and after 5 years, he had the opportunity to make out of music a profession. Cesar Augusto studied vocal performance and singing, and his love for classical music and opera flourished while in his second year of college. He had the opportunity to sing with the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra Choir as a soloist at times, stared at productions of opera, arias and duets, highlighted in the role of Juan Perón in Serenbe Playhouse’s Evita. Cesar is currently a student of the renowned teacher of classical singing Nohe Elizabeth Colson and is part of TOCA (Tango Orchestra Club Atlanta) a sextet of professional musicians playing purely dedicated to Argentine tango.
Dr. Garcia is a founder of International Groove Conspiracy, an Atlanta-based jazz trio which received great reviews by giants in the industry such as pianists Ahmad Jamal and Chucho Valdés. Dr. García’s latest CD, Cruz del Ávila, released in December 2010, is a solo piano project, in which Ahmad Jamal describes Dr. García’s pianism as “sensitive and brilliant.”
A total percussionist, Jerry’s orchestral experience includes an 11-year tenure as principle timpanist for the Cobb Symphony Orchestra. Jerry now serves as timpanist for the John’s Creek Symphony. In addition, Fields has performed with the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Chamber Players, the 20th Century Chamber Music Ensemble, Thamyris, the Kokopelli Consort and Consonare, on marimba, drum set, orchestral percussion & various world percussion instruments.
Chris holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in music from Georgia State University. He has studied jazz bass with Neal Starkey and Robert Dickson and classical bass with Dee Moses (Florida Orchestra), Thomas Thoreson (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra), and Ralph Jones (Atlanta Symphony Orchestra). Chris studied electric bass with Russ Rodgers.