Two of today’s top rising Brooklyn-based musicians come together for a night of Latin-inspired blues at Organic Market Gardens.
Inspired by The Collective, world-renowned visual performance artist Nancy Ostrovsky will “Paint to Music” in performance with these musicians, creating one-of-a-kind works that will later be auctioned off at the conclusion of the performance. Ostrovsky uses the immediacy of live music, artists and environment to record performances in an original and innovative new visual context. Her live visual work has been made in venues ranging from jazz clubs, outdoor festivals, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Knitting Factory, The Fabrik- Germany, The John Coltrane Memorial Concert, Rochester School of Music, USIA, Massachusetts College of Art, The International Festival of Media Art Media Future, Germany, ODC San Francisco , Electric Lodge, LA, Very Special Arts/ JazzArtSigns and the Festival of Women Improvisers.
Young Venezuelan performer Linda Briceño owns an impressive list of achievements: trumpet player, singer, big band director and composer. Brought up in the El Sistema music education system, she was a leader of the Simón Bolívar Big Band, one of the leading youth jazz ensembles in the world. in 2014, her first album, Tiempo, was nominated for two Latin Grammies, including Best New Artist. Wynton Marsalis once said about her “There is a weight in her sound, weight, weight. This, you either have it or you don’t, and it is very unusual for such a young person to have it the way she does.”Meanwhile, in 2012 the World Economic Forum named Briceño a Young Global Shaper in recognition of her efforts as a musician and entrepreneur in developing empowerment strategies for young artists, especially musicians, to assert their rights as creative individuals and also as a collective in Latin America.
New York-based Israeli guitarist and vocalist Dida has a particular talent for storytelling. Whether it be a jazz standard, a scorching blues number, an old country ballad, or a heartfelt original “Dida sings in a voice sometimes playful, warm, resonant, no frills. She sings the words, giving them their meaning, their weight, with perfect diction and charm.” (Jazz Hot, France)
One of the first people to take note of Dida’s abilities and promise was trumpet player and producer Fabio Morgera who put together her first recording project. The album ‘Dida Plays and Sings’ was released on the quality Italian label ‘Red Records’ in 2011 and boasts two of today’s jazz greats on the bill, Roy Hargrove and Gregory Hutchinson. ‘All About Jazz’ chose the album as one of the best albums of that year and asserts that “Pelled’s warm voice possesses an emotive quality that’s simultaneously soothing and intoxicating, and her guitar playing, which is built on her round sound, strong comping skills and soulful single note solo lines, places her in a category all her own.” (All About Jazz)
Dida recently graduated with honors from the prestigious Jazz Department at The New School, and was then able to shift her focus to recording the music accumulated with her collaborator Tal Ronen. The result is an eclectic but cohesive statement that covers her wide range of musical interests and abilities. This music came from years of performances in both larger and smaller venues worldwide, including: Smalls Jazz Club, Rockwood Music Hall, City Winery, Highline Ballroom, The Living Room, Dizzy’s at Lincoln Center and other notable New York musical landmarks, as well as worldwide at the Fillmore Jazz Festival- SF, Padova Jazz Festival in Italy, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Red Sea Jazz Festival and The Tel Aviv Jazz Festival in Israel, among others.
Dida’s new album ‘Modern Love Songs’ was recorded by Grammy-winning engineer Helik Hadar and includes Sam Yahel on organ. The album was released in Israel and in the US in May 2015 and is available at stores in Italy and Japan as well. The Album was released in France on September 14th 2015 and Dida celebrated the release with shows at Nancy Jazz Festival and Sunside Jazz Club in October 2015.
Dida recently released her third album, ‘A Missing Shade Of Blue’, an instrumental bluesy guitar/organ trio with Rodney Green on drums and Luke Carlos O’Reilly on organ, plus special guests, under the Italian label ‘Red Records’.