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Ara’s Circle Funkyfies Afro Caribbean Beats And Jazz

Ara’s Circle builds bridges between cultures. The multi-international line-up based in the Netherlands creates music as colourful as the bird, a beautiful mix between Latin American music, Jazz and Funk. Ara’s Circle music is pure joy. This has been expressed in their first album: “That’s It” which was declared in 2014 “Album of the week” at Latin Jazz Network in Canada and won "The Akademia Music Award" in the United States of America in January 2016.

Sunday, 22 November 2015 16:30

Tico Pierhagen

Tico Pierhagen: piano | Rhodes
Tico Pierhagen (1975, Pasto, Colombia). When he was 8 years old he started piano lessons and soon he became interested in all kinds of jazz orientated music. After studying composition and music technology Utrecht conservatory at the he achieved the title of EMMA (European Media Master of Arts) at the University of Portsmouth, England. Tico also studied piano performance at the Rotterdam conservatory for 4 years. In 2008 he worked in `Colombia on 3 film projects, an experience which led to a collaboration with the SOS children's village organization and establishing a fund for disadvantaged children. Programs such as this have led to a distinguished teaching and concertizing, including concerts and masterclasses in Pasto, Colombia, career throughout South America. In 2011 he released his first album. The album is mainly recorded in Colombia with well-known Colombian musicians and was well received in Colombia and Holland. "with the release of his first album, Tico Pierhagen & Aguabajo proves to have excellent  skills and expertise as a piano player/composer who has his Colombian roots excellently assimilated in his music"- Mattie Poels, radio 6, Holland "Superb..it is surprising, refreshing and absolutely contemporary.", Melchio Huurdeman, Vrij geluiden, VPRO, national television.

Saulkrasti Jazz LV

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