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04/06/2017
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Maureen Choi, along with Mario Carrillo and Daniel García, brings her Latin chamber jazz to the Recoletos Jazz Club

Maureen Choi Quartet, a band led by the American violinist and teacher of the School of Creative Music, and with our teachers from the Superior Center, Mario Carrillo and Daniel García Diego, will give a concert this Thursday, April 6, in the intimate and close Stage of Recoletos Jazz Club, the jazz club of Hotel AC Recoletos.

The band was born in September 2012 with the arrival of Maureen Choi in Spain. Their first album, Maureen Choi Quartet (2011), has a great reception among American critics. In 2013, the quartet won the 1st Prize of the 1st International Contest of Young Musicians of Jazz City of Talavera. In 2014, he released his third album, Ida y Vuelta , in which collaborators such as Pepe Rivero and Javier Colina , also teachers of Creative Music. Afterwards, the group toured the USA after being selected AIEnRuta Jazz 2016 and the South by SouthWest festival in representation of the School of Creative Music .

Following the series of performances in theaters and several Spanish cities made in recent months in Madrid now we have a new opportunity to hear his latin jazz camera style that they have coined.

They are also preparing a new US concert tour that will take place next June .

In this musical project, Maureen Choi is accompanied by two teachers from the Centro Superior Música Creativa : Daniel García Diego - jazz pianist and musical director of the hit Today I can not get up - and Mario Carrillo - double bassist and arranger from Madrid trained in the United States. Complete the training Michael Olivera , Cuban drummer, of the most requested in the jazz scene in Madrid.

Maureen Choi , of Korean origin and born in Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA), earned a solid classical training at Michigan State University and studied jazz at the Berklee College of Music. With a mastery of her instrument, Maureen proposes what she defines as Latin chamber jazz , a blend of jazz, Latin American music and European classical music. Contrabassist Rodney Whitaker has defined it as "the new great voice of the jazz violin".