Music Program

Friday, December 7, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.

$10 general

Lopez / Tamez / Sanchez Trio

Pausa Art House
19 Wadsworth St, Buffalo, NY 14201

Ramon Lopez - drums
Angelica Sanchez - piano
Omar Tamez - guitar

For his first appearance in Buffalo, internationally renowned virtuoso drummer/percussionist Ramon Lopez will be joined by longtime collaborators Omar Tamez and Angelica Sanchez for an exciting evening of music at Pausa Art House!

Spanish drummer and percussionist, Ramon Lopez settled in Paris in January 1985 and gradually integrated into the French experimental scene. At the same time, he became passionate about Indian music. He taught with Patrick Moutal at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique in Paris (1994-2001). Between 1997 and 2000 he was the drummer of the National Jazz Orchestra, directed by Didier Levallet. He has collaborated on recordings or concerts with Beñat Achiary, Rashied Ali, Majid Bekkas, Anthony Coleman, Andrew Cyrille, Sophia Domancich, Hamid Drake, Agustí Fernández, Sonny Fortune, Barry Guy, Charles Gayle, Teppo Hauta, Joe Morris, Ivo Perelman, Enrico Rava, Paul Rogers, Louis Sclavis, Alain Silva, Archie Shepp, John Surman, Joachim Kuhn, Daunik Lazro, Jeanne Lee, Gérard Lesne, Thierry Madiot, Claude Tchamitchian, Mal Waldron, Christine Wodrascka and other protagonists of the avant-garde jazz, performing in concerts and festivals throughout the world.

He has recorded over one hundred albums and is currently one of the most respected European artists in the field of contemporary jazz and improvised music. Ramon Lopez was named "Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters" by the French Government in 2008.

Pianist/Composer/Educator Angelica Sanchez moved to New York from Arizona in 1994. Since moving to the East Coast Sanchez has played with such players as: Wadada Leo Smith, Paul Motian, Richard Davis, Chad Taylor, Chris Lightcap, Rob Mazurek, Vincent Chancey, Susie Ibarra, Tim Berne, Mario Pavone, Mark Dresser, Ben Monder and many more. Sanchez leads many groups including her own quintet featuring Marc Ducret, Tony Malaby, Drew Gress, and Tom Rainey. Her music has been recognized in international publications like, "Jazz Times Magazine", The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, and many more. She was also the 2008 recipient of the French/American Chamber Music America grant and the 2011 Rockefellers Brothers Pocantico artist residency. Her CD "Life Between" was chosen as one of years best recording 2009 in "The New York City Jazz Record (formerly AllAboutJazz-New York)." Her debut solo CD "A Little House" was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition in May 2011. Her latest CD "Wires &: Moss" featuring her Quintet was chosen as one of best Releases of 2012 in "The New York City Jazz Record (formerly AllAboutJazz-New York)." Her Duo CD "Twine Forest" with Wadada Leo Smith received Honorable Mention as a best release in 2013 in "The New York City Jazz Record." Angelica has a Master's in Arranging from William Paterson University.

"With very little gear, Tamez created sound worlds that eddied and flowed with full dynamic range…speaking of open-hearted, Omar Tamez is one of the most humble, love-filled and accomplished people I have met. His easy smile and delicate mastery of the guitar are merely the most visible aspect of a brilliant, well-read, well-traveled musician…his fascination with electronics was fueled by studies with Pierre Boulez and Karlheinz Stockhausen…his photographic memory allows him to store vast amounts of information, including a deep knowledge of many types of music…" - Glenn Siegel, UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center

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