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05/22/2017
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A week at Cafe Central with the latin jazz chamber by Maureen Choi Quartet

Maureen Choi, professor of the School of Creative Music and the Center Superior, will be all week with her "latin jazz chamber" at the Café Central, one of the most jazzy stages of the capital. They will accompany the American violinist in these six days of concerts, from 22 to 28 May, bassist Mario Carrillo, pianist Daniel García Diego and drummer Borja Barrueta, also teachers of the Superior Center.

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.

In addition, a new tour of concerts by the USA, which will take place from June 21 to 30, is under way and will visit cities such as Detroit, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore and New York.

In this musical project, Maureen Choi is accompanied by three teachers from the Centro Superior Música Creativa : Daniel García Diego , jazz pianist and musical director of the hit Today I Can not Get Up , Mario Carrillo , a United States-based double bass player and arranger, and Borja Barrueta , one of the most sought after batteries in the Spanish jazz scene.

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".