Tuesday, August 16, 2016

USA: FREE CONCERT: Mike Freeman ZonaVibe Wed. Aug. 24th 6:30 to 8pm Waterfront Park, Dobbs Ferry, NY

Mike Freeman ZonaVibe
Wed. Aug. 24th  6:30 to 8pm
Waterfront Park, Dobbs Ferry, NY
(NEW Indoor Venue in the case of rain: Hudson Social (DF Train Station)

2016 Free Summer Concerts
– 31st Anniversary Season!
- Jazz Forum Arts


Mike Freeman ZonaVibe

Mike Freeman - Vibes
Ian Stewart - Bass
Chembo Corniel - Congas
Vanderlei Pereira - Drums

New CD


1. Cascade 5:23
2. Cool My Curry Down 5:28
3. Blue Tjade 5:06
4. Dance of the Dead 5:35
5. Pendulum 5:07
6. Snow Flake 6:47
7. Clockworks 4:58
8. Making Conversation 6:28
9. Agua y Piedra 7:31

10. Low Rider 6:01 

“... an intoxicating Latin Jazz gem” —Chip Boaz, Latin Jazz Corner

“Freeman stirs up a multicultural brew of vibrant optimism and Latin and world jazz grooves.” —Dan McClaneghan, All About Jazz

“... a fine, inventive vibraphonist and an exciting jazz group...” —Lee Prosser, Jazz Review

"Freeman is not only carrying on the Latin jazz vibe tradition, but is also bringing his unique voice and substantial contribution to the genre."
—Jeff Moore Percussive Notes 

Mike Freeman has been hailed as ”masterful”, a ”superb” vibes player, and "wildly talented”. His sixth recording as a leader, BLUE TJADE continues his multicultural beat with a tip of the hat to Cal Tjader. Grounded in jazz, Latin jazz, and salsa, Mike offers a unique group sound through his music, playing, and instrumentation.
This outing features stalwarts of the New York music scene: bassist Ruben Rodriguez, conga master Chembo Corniel, and drummer Willie Martinez. Chicago’s highly regarded Jim Gailloreto rounds out the group on tenor saxophone and flute.

Mike’s recordings have appeared on numerous radio charts (jazz, contemporary, World) and syndicated radio programs (WOR radio network, Jazz After Hours, David Sanborn, Music Choice, United Airlines), with international airplay including Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, South America, and Australia.
His recordings have been both Grammy and Latin Grammy entries and have received outstanding reviews.
Mike is also widely known by fans and audiences for his work and recordings with several acclaimed Latin groups including Ray Mantilla’s Good Vibrations; Lucho Cueto’s all-star salsa group Black Sugar; and Son Boricua with Jose Mangual Jr. and the late Jimmy Sabater (one of the architects of Boogaloo). 

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