SOUNDS OF NEW ORLEANS
This Project revisits the music of New Orleans’ jazz composers that have impacted the shaping of the unique "New Orleans Jazz Sond"
Hugo Fernandez NEW GROUNDS QUARTET
OZEAN - JUNE 2022
"His songs are generally both catchy and inventive, many of the performances develop in unexpected directions, and the often-episodic
frameworks make most of the selections sound like mini-suites". DOWNBEAT (SCOTT YANOW)
. Spark of Desire - live B Flat Berlin:
. Neptune Grass - live B Flat Berlin:
Hugo Fernandez is a jazz guitarist who has settled in Berlin after more than a decade in Madrid. His musical quest has led him to build his own universe, where the rich legacy of jazz coexists with the energy of other music such as pop-rock, world folklore and classical. At the age of 23, he traveled to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with honors in 1998. While in Boston, he took lessons with renowned jazz teachers such as Jerry Bergonzi, Hal Crook, Ed Tomassi and Jamey Haddad. During that period he coincided there with musicians Antonio Sanchez, Anat Cohen, Avishai Cohen, Miguel Zenon, Lage Lund, among others. In 1999 he returned to México City and began teaching at the Fermatta Music Academy affiliated to the Berklee College of Music network. In 2003 he moved to New Orleans to study for a master's degree in jazz studies under the tutelage of Steve Masakowski and Ed Petersen. With four albums to his credit, he has performed at venues and festivals in Mexico, Spain and is increasingly carving a niche for himself on the jazz scene in Germany and the rest of Europe. His album "Cosmogram" (Origin Records 2015) in collaboration with drummer Antonio Sanchez (was very well received by the public and received excellent reviews from Rollingstone Magazine, Jazztimes, El Pais and Downbeat Magazine, which called "Cosmogram" one of the best albums of 2015.
Web Hugo: https://www.hugofernandez.net
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