Timucua Arts Foundation Presents Nestor Torres at the Dr. Phillips Center (In-Person)

Standing on the shoulders of flute giants from worlds as diverse as Rampal & Galway in Classical Music; Richard Egues’ Cuban Charanga style; rocker Ian Anderson’s Jethro Tull; Herbie Mann and – most influential of all – Hubert Laws, as pioneers of Jazz Flute, Latin Grammy Award winning Nestor Torres’ rhythmic and mellifluous flute sound remains apart in a class all by itself.

His 14 recordings as a soloist; 4 Latin Grammy nominations, one Grammy nomination and one Latin Grammy Award; collaborations with diverse artists such as Gloria Estefan, Kenny Loggins, Dave Mathews, Herbie Hancock, Tito Puente, Michael Camilo, Paquito D’ Rivera and Arturo Sandoval; as well as performances with the Cleveland, Singapore, and New World Symphony Orchestras among many others, are testament to the remarkable journey of an Artist who continues to grow and enrich the lives of those who experience his talents.

Click here to buy tickets on the Dr. Phillips Center website!

Latin American Arts Around the World: Primer Encuentro Digital de Artistas Latinoamericanxs (Live stream)

Descolonizarte Teatro invites you to the “Primer Encuentro Digital de Artistas Latinoamericanxs: EDALX!”

This Encuentro will showcase Latin American artists working in a variety of art forms and mediums, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, etc., in the United States and around the world. Descolonizarte Teatro supports and showcases Latin American talent, offers an opportunity to recognize the Latin American experience, and celebrates Latin American culture and its contributions in and outside the United States.

(Spanish/Español):

Descolonizarte Teatro te invita al “Primer Encuentro Digital de Artistas Latinoamericanxs: EDALX!” Este Encuentro presentará a artistas Latinoamericanxs y a su trabajo en una variedad de medios artísticos incluyendo artes escénicas y musicales, bellas artes y artes plásticas, artes visuales, literatura, etc. en los Estados Unidos y alrededor del mundo. Descolonizarte Teatro apoya y destaca el talento Latinoamericano, ofrece una oportunidad para reconocer la experiencia Latinoamericana y celebra su cultura y sus contribuciones dentro y fuera de los Estados Unidos.

This event is presented as part of Timucua’s Wordplay series.

This Encuentro will showcase Latin American artists working in a variety of art forms and mediums, including performing arts, music, visual arts, literature, etc., in the United States and around the world. Descolonizarte Teatro supports and showcases Latin American talent, offers an opportunity to recognize the Latin American experience, and celebrates Latin American culture and its contributions in and outside the United States.

(Spanish/Español):

Descolonizarte Teatro te invita al “Primer Encuentro Digital de Artistas Latinoamericanxs: EDALX!” Este Encuentro presentará a artistas Latinoamericanxs y a su trabajo en una variedad de medios artísticos incluyendo artes escénicas y musicales, bellas artes y artes plásticas, artes visuales, literatura, etc. en los Estados Unidos y alrededor del mundo. Descolonizarte Teatro apoya y destaca el talento Latinoamericano, ofrece una oportunidad para reconocer la experiencia Latinoamericana y celebra su cultura y sus contribuciones dentro y fuera de los Estados Unidos.

Rebroadcast: Wind Talkers: Works for Woodwinds By Mark Piszczek

Wind Talkers: Works for Woodwinds By Mark Piszczek

7:30 PM Show

“This collection of compositions is a sort of musical travelogue depicting many of the beautiful and historic locations that I was privileged to call home over the last twenty five years, including Seattle, Southwest Wisconsin, Maine, Peterborough NH, Columbus OH Winston Salem NC and Winter Park FL. It also includes movements dedicated to the late, Sam Rivers and composer Elliott Schwartz who was a dear friend and mentor.” – Mark Piszczek

Personnel:

Nora Lee Garcia, Flute

Richard Drexler, piano

Alterity Woodwind Quintet

Enjoy this rebroadcast from October 12th, 2019 at Timucua.

Rebroadcast: Brandon Robertson Quartet

EMMY® nominated bassist Brandon Robertson is back at the Timucua Arts Foundation to promote his debut album “Bass’d on a True Story”. Joining the Brandon Robertson Quintet is renowned guitarist LaRue Nickelson, saxophonist Zach Bornheimer, drummer Paul Gavin, and pianist John O’Leary III.

Brandon Robertson is originally from Tampa, FL. He is the Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and has performed at the world-famous Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club in New York City with the nationally recognized FSU Jazz Sextet joining members of the JALC Orchestra.

Among others, Brandon has performed with notable acts such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Laila Baili, Wycliffe Gordon, and Jason Marsalis.

Enjoy this rebroadcast from November 2nd, 2019 at Timucua.

Victor Prieto CANCELLED

 $25 Advance, $30 Day of Show general admission. Timucua members, students, and veterans and active military save 50%.

Due to concerns about COVID-19, we ask that you DO NOT bring food to share. Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine.

Special exhibition of works by Charles Everett

Travel through Victors world combining Galician-Celtic music, New York Jazz and Multi-Tonal singing.

Imagine the trance-like power of Tuvan singing, haunting beauty of Celtic music, the heat of Latin jazz and the iconic brand of New York jazz, united by the brute yet flexible accordion. As a New York-based accordionist and a native of Galicia, Spain he naturally combines sounds and ideas from different genres.

Ella & the Bossa Beat CANCELLED

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show $10-$20 suggested donation.
Due to concerns about COVID-19, we ask that you DO NOT bring food to share. Please feel free to bring a bottle of wine.
Special exhibition of works by Jason Hunt.

Ella & The Bossa Beat is a mixture of soulful contemporary and Brazilian Jazz styles, formed by the father/daughter duo Ella and Magrus Borges. Ella was born in Miami and raised in Brazil. She plays piano, guitar, writes lyrics and sings her own compositions both in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Magrus Borges is a drummer/ composer and producer born in Brazil- played and recorded with many international artists such as Shakira, Grace Jones, Astrud Gilberto and currently records and tours with Bebel Gilberto.

They just recently released their new CD-My Remedy- featuring all original compositions which are available on CD and all digital platforms.

For this performance, they will be teamed up with Marco Bojorquez on acoustic bass, Daniel Kelley Howard on guitar, and special guest Daniel Jordan on sax and flute. They will be playing original songs from the CD and some Brazilian Bossa Nova and jazz standards. Don’t miss this special night!!!

The Fictive Five

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show general admission. Timucua members, students, and veterans and active military save 50%. Please also bring food or wine to share.

Special exhibition of works by Jason Hunt

Founding member of the Rova Sax Quartet, Larry Ochs has worked with many of the greatest musicians in Creative Music—Steve Lacy, Fred Frith, Wadada Leo Smith, Terry Riley, Marilyn Crispell, John Zorn, Nels Cline, Anthony Braxton and countless others. His newest ensemble is an update on the classic New York Contemporary Five and features Larry’s Shepp-tinged tenor sax along with some of the best young players out of New York’s Downtown scene. Ochs is particularly excited by both the ensemble sound and the music here, a set of pieces he considers to be among his strongest and most successful blendings of composition and improvisation. Fabulous and soulful, The Fictive Five is a tremendous achievement by this West Coast master of surprise!

Adolfo Mendonça

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show general admission. Timucua members, students, and veterans and active military save 50%.

Please bring food or wine to share.   

The best of Brazilian music including both classic bossa nova songs and songs popular in Brazil. Music of composers like Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, Djavan and more. Played by Brazilian pianist Adolfo Mendonca, bassist Alejandro Arenas and drummer Mark Feinman.

Elizabeth A. Baker

New Renaissance artist Elizabeth A. Baker will premiere two original works: the first a solo entitled OBJECT STUDIES — Obsolete Data, and the second, SURFACE STUDIES — Insta-Meta, which will be a duet with violinist Sarah Morrison.

SURFACE STUDIES, is a series of works that consider the nature of three-dimensional objects represented through various two-dimensional mediums such as paper, carbon-paper, phone screens, etc., which are ultimately interpreted by a performer in the undefined dimensional world of sound. Insta-Meta adds another layer to the process by exploring the reactionary nature of visual stimuli, surfaces are created and manipulated by a curatorial performer in real-time, then presented to a reactionary performer on an instrument — the goal of the reactionary performer is to be completely present in the harsh juxtaposition from image to image and to quell the performative impulse to create a smooth transition between content.

OBJECT STUDIES, takes a new approach to the process, three-dimensional objects are described on paper using the fairly antiquated technique of illuminated manuscript on a special contact amplified surface designed in tandem with a close miking system to capture the sounds of nibs, ink, and paper. Sounds from the illuminated manuscript process are processed in real time through the use of interactive gesture based technology, that at once highlights the preciousness of sound, whilst exploiting the spaciousness of a performance hall.The product of OBJECT STUDIES is a letter, which serves as a score for another realisation of SURFACE STUDIES — whereby a performer uses the description of an object they haven’t seen to interpret the energy of that object through the medium of sound — as such any performance of OBJECT STUDIES ends when the letter has been fully addressed and sealed with a wax stamp. In Obsolete Data the objects to be described in illuminated manuscript are things that have been used for the storage or dissemination of data in the past, that have been discarded or otherwise replaced by newer technology.

Brandon Robertson Quartet

2:00 PM Doors, 2:30 PM Show

$10-$20 suggested donation.

Please DO NOT bring food or wine to share.

EMMY® nominated bassist Brandon Robertson is back at the Timucua Arts Foundation to promote his debut album “Bass’d on a True Story”. Joining the Brandon Robertson Quintet is renowned guitarist LaRue Nickelson, saxophonist Zach Bornheimer, drummer Paul Gavin, and pianist John O’Leary III.

Brandon Robertson is originally from Tampa, FL. He is the Director of Jazz Studies at Florida Gulf Coast University and has performed at the world-famous Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club in New York City with the nationally recognized FSU Jazz Sextet joining members of the JALC Orchestra.

Among others, Brandon has performed with notable acts such as the Count Basie Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis, Marcus Roberts, Laila Baili, Wycliffe Gordon, and Jason Marsalis.