Cristian Perez – 8PM & 10PM

/ Sep

Cristian Perez – 8PM & 10PM

08:00 pm - 12:00 am

Defying all labels, Argentine guitarist/composer Cristian Perez brings together South American music, classical, jazz, and folk styles from around the world, revealing the universality of music with his group.
Cristian will present original compositions and arrangements of tunes of different styles with a quintet that can be called a jazz combo, a world music band, a chamber ensemble, or all of the above.

Cristian Perez, guitar
Yana Hristova, flute
Daniel Brown, contrabass
Bruno Lucini, drums/percussion

Born in Bulgaria, Yana Hristova is an accomplished flutist currently exploring world music. She holds a Master’s degree in flute performance from University of South Florida and two years of doctoral studies from George Mason University. Yana has a private studio in Arlington, VA.

Daniel Brown is a very versatile bassist who is at ease in different settings: from jazz to country, from funk to Klezmer, from Latin to Hebrew, you name it. He is currently working on his Master’s at GMU, and performing throughout the East Coast.

Percussionist and drummer Bruno Lucini is open-minded to world’s musical diversity and its wide vocabulary of rhythms and percussion instruments.  He loves to play the Brazilian pandeiro, pepique, cuica, surdo, and berimbau; the Latin congas, timbales, bongo, guiro, and tambora; the Spanish flamenco cajón, the Arabian derbak, the African djembe, and various electronic percussion sets. Coming from Rio de Janeiro, he plays brazilian music, Salsa and Latin Jazz with well-known bands and virtuoso musicians such as ORIGEM jazz & Lucini Bros, Alfredo Mojica, Nanny Assis, Dani Cortaza, Rita Ferreira , John Lee, Kenya Ashby, Beleza Brasil.