Jazzmobile Sessions

wed08mar7:00 pmwed8:30 pmJazzmobile Sessionsat The Interchurch Center

Event Details

Berta Moreno- Tenor Sax

Christie Dashiell- Voice

Manuel Valera- Piano

Maksim Perepelica- Bass

Evan Hyde- Drums

www.bertamoreno.com/

Berta Moreno is an awarded jazz saxophonist, composer, songwriter, and bandleader from Spain, dedicated to envisioning and creating music projects that promote beauty, self-empowerment, creativity, and human connection. Critics usually define her as “Driven and Determined”- Downbeat Magazine; “a storyteller”- WBGO or “a highly thoughtful and precise soloist, with well-planned statements that don’t waste any notes” – All About Jazz.Her work blends Contemporary Jazz, World Music, Afro-Latin music, and improvisation. She is known for her innovative approach to playing a dynamic role, switching between improvising, doubling written parts, playing harmony and backgrounds, exploring the ability to think of the saxophone in a broader function.With an extensive career, she has been touring and performing as a bandleader and side woman in some of the leading jazz festivals, including Jazzaldia Heineken, North Sea Jazz or TD James Moody Jazz Festival, and some of the main venues and theatres, TV and Radio programs both in Europe and US including NPR, WBGO, NJPAC, The Town Hall NYC or The Kimmel Center.She has shared the stages with some of the most established jazz musicians, such as Arturo O’Farrill, Steve Wilson, Troy Roberts, Francisco Mela, Shai Maestro, Manuel Valera, Jon Faddis, Pedrito Martinez, or Santi Debriano.Berta’s album “Little Steps” won a Global Music Awards- Gold Medal- for Best Jazz Album in 2017 and a nomination by the IMA Awards (US) and MIN awards (Spain) for Best Jazz album and composition. Her recent album “Tumaini” is in the TOP 20 Best Albums 2021 by NPR Alt. Latino and her composition “The Beauty of the Slum” is a Lennon Award winner at the John Lennon International Songwriting Contest 2022.She is deeply involved in the Jazz, Latin, and World Music scene, both as a player and a composer, performing weekly at Birdland Jazz Club with Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, and teaching in organizations such as the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance or S’Cool Sounds in New York.

Time

March 8, 2023 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm(GMT-07:00)