Cuban trio to play jazz in Capital
Oct 11, 2014-
The Pity Cabrera Trio will represent the jazz from Cuba at Jazzmandu this year. Last year, the island nation was represented by the Yaite Ramos Quartet. Jamming with Cabrero (piano) on stage will be Bruno Schorp (bass) and Tran Vuan Trat (drums).
Cabrera is a versatile musician who has in the past worked with such luminaries as Salif Keita, Yuri Buenaventura, Raul Paz and Touré Kunda. “Pity’s music fits his image. He was born in Cuba in a universe that mixes and combines classical music, jazz and Cuban music, among others. “To complete this trio, I bring along my jazz bass background and Alex his versatility and creativity as a drummer/percussionist,” says Schorp. This is not the first time Schorp has been to Kathmandu--he was here with the Yaite Ramos Quartet during last year as well. That was when the inspiration for creating the Pity Cabrera Trio was born: Schorp and Jazzmandu’s Artistic Director Navin Chettri discussed the possibilities of bringing a Cuban artist to Kathmandu. “I heard about Pity from musician friends and so we met and it simply happened,” says Schorp. “I liked very much Pity’s instinctive, generous and professional approach. For Alex, it is a bit different because we have known each other for many years as we lived in the same region.”
Besides making other appearances, the trio is scheduled to play at Jazz Upstairs on Friday, October 17, and at Hotel Summit on Sunday, October 19.
Published: 11-10-2014 09:12