Quarteto Nuevo performs at the Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre held Quarteto Nuevo Monday night as a jazz concert performing 12 pieces of music (photograph/Hannah Tavares).

The Studio Theatre held Quarteto Nuevo Monday night as a jazz concert performing 12 pieces of music (Photographer/Hannah Tavares).

The Quarteto Nuevo performed inside the Studio Theatre last Monday night. It was presented by the Jazz Studies of Saddleback College.

Songs played by Quarteto Nuevo ranged from Traditional Mexican Folk Song “La Llorona” to songs written by themselves such as “Para mi Alegria” which was produced by Chris Garcia. The song was in response to his daughter growing up and attending university.

Every member of the Quartet Nuevo has an intensive background in diverse music making bringing together sounds from North and South India, western classical, Mexican, jazz, and folklore.

Chris Garcia on Percusion at the Quarteto Nuevo Jazz concert Monday night (photograph/Hannah Tavares).

Chris Garcia on Percusion at the Quarteto Nuevo Jazz concert Monday night (Photographer/Hannah Tavares).

The group had been featured inside the pages of LA Weekly’s news publication.

“Utilizing the sounds and instruments of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove, Quarteto Nuevo’s music is complex in its structure and sophisticated time signatures but always melodic, accessible, and deeply communicative,” LA Weekly wrote.

The ensemble was brought together in 2001 by percussion player, Chris Garcia and includes Damon Zick on soprano saxophone Kenton Youngstrom on guitar, and Jacob Szekely on ‘Cello. “All members of the ensemble has a rich background in diverse music making,” Chris Garcia said.

 

 

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