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Guillermo Klein Y Los Guachos


  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm & 9:30pm nightly:

In a New York Times review of Guillermo Klein’s 2009 CD Una Nave, Ben Ratliff wrote: “His jazz, if you want to call it that, is built from the ground up, starting with ideas about instrumentation, then rhythm, then harmony, then gesture. In one of his large ensemble sets, there could be brass choirs, Cuban rhythm, fugue–like passages, talking, whistling, mechanical repetitions over a groove, and bits of aerated rock.” The story of Guillermo Klein y Los Guachos began at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where Klein studied composition and piano during the early 1990s. There, he met a number of sympathetic musicians with whom he created this large ensemble, which continued to perform periodically following his move to New York City. Today, the members of Los Guachos have been working together for more than twenty years, have beome some of the most in demand musicians in the world, and have developed a familial spirit of camaraderie – more hermanos than band mates. “There’s a lot of care from the band on every note and I like the sound very much,” says Guillermo Klein. “We’ve been playing for over twenty years now and I can feel that.”

Guillermo Klein – piano, vocals & compositions

Richard Nant – percussion & trumpet

Diego Urcola – trumpet, valve trombone

Taylor Haskins – trumpet

Sandro Tomasi – trombone

Chris Cheek – soprano, tenor & baritone saxophones

Bill McHenry – tenor & soprano saxophones

Miguel Zenón – alto saxophone & flute

Ben Monder – guitar

Fernando Huergo – electric bass

Jochen Rueckert – drums

Earlier Event: March 22
Michael Formanek Ensemble Kolossus
Later Event: March 28
Mingus Big Band