10/11/22, 19:00
Hugo Fernandez - guitar (MX) | Christoph Titz - trumpet (DE) | Martin Lillich - bass (DE) | Jesus Vega - drums (USA)
Hugo Fernández is a Mexican 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.
"His songs are generally both catchy and inventive, many of the performances evolve in unexpected directions, and the often episodic frameworks make most of the selections sound like mini-suites." – DOWNBEAT
The exceptionally talented musician Christoph Titz creates unique music that is shaped by very different influences. The jazz trumpeter creates his very own, unmistakable sound from elements of Latin, pop, electro and, of course, jazz. Titz studied at the universities of Maastricht and Hilversum and made his debut with the band "Scetches". He worked as a studio and live musician with Marla Glen, Helmut Zerlett (Harald Schmidt Show), Manfred Leuchter Band, Bonefunk, Hermosa, Art af Oryx, Reinhard Mey, Sarah Connor, the Frank Popp Ensemble, with Kathrin Lemke, with the band Brings and Leon Gurvitch. He also played in the ensemble of the Deutsche Oper Berlin.
Martin Lillich studied double bass at the Hochschule der Künste with Klaus Stoll. Musically, Martin is at home in the genres of classical, Caribbean, Jazz, Turkish as well as the New Klezmer scene. Known for his incredible versatility Martin is an integral part of the Berlin and German jazz scene as a soloist and as a sideman. He has worked such iconic artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Charlie Mariano, Enrico Rava, Leszek Mozdzer, Mikis Theodorakis, Al DiMeola, Benny Bailey, Pandit Kamalesh Maitra, Lynne Arielle, Chris Bennett, Perry Robinson, Helmut Brandt, Alan Berne, Niko Schoyble, Walter Norris, Maria Farantouri, Billy Bang...
Jesus Vega is an American Drummer/Educator/Composer currently residing in Berlin, Germany. Born in King City, California, he was first introduced to Jazz by the Monterey Jazz Festival's Education Program. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Music from Sacramento State University and University of Nevada, Reno. In his short career Mr. Vega has had the privilege to study/perform with: Peter Epstein, David Ake, Vince Lateano, Joe Lovano, Ben Wendle, Ingrid Jensen, Kenny Washington, Greg Hutchinson, Geoffrey Keezer and many more
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"...catchy and inventive...the selections sound like mini suites..." Downbeat Magazine
"...personality, competence and a sound all their own..." El País
"...a projection to a magic world..." RollingStone Magazine
. Neptune Grass - Hugo Fernandez - New Grounds Quartet live at B Flat Berlin: com/watch?v=O85ub6XY_k8
. Spark of Desire - Hugo Fernandez - New Grounds Quartet live at B Flat Berlin: com/watch?v=A85Uf769TUQ
. Records of origin "OZEAN": ?
. Web Hugo:
. bandcamp : https:// musica