Monday, April 6, 2009

Felipe Salles Quintet tomorrow @ Gillespie Auditorium, NY

Felipe Salles Quintet tomorrow @ Gillespie Auditorium, NY

Join us for an exciting musical evening this coming Tuesday evening, April 7 when the Felipe Salles Quintet celebrates the release of their latest CD “Timeline” at the John Birks Gillespie Auditorium in the New York City Baha'i Center at 53 East 11th Street (between University Place & Broadway). Members of the Quintet are Felipe Salles (tenor & soprano saxophones and flute), Jacam Manricks (alto sax and clarinet), Nando Michelin (piano), Fernando Huergo (bass) and Bertram Lehmann (drums). There will be 2 shows at 8:00 and 9:30 p.m. For reservations and information call 212-222-5159.

Felipe Salles is a native of São Paulo, Brazil and has been performing, composing and teaching in the U.S. since 1995. While in Brazil he worked with numerous local bands and noted artists including Daniela Mercury, Paulo Moura and Wagner Tiso. In the States he has recorded with George Russell, Gunther Schuller, Sam Rivers, Luciana Souza and Bob Moses.

His private studies with world-renowned musicians David Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi, George Garzone and Kenny Werner (M.A. in Jazz Studies, New England Conservatory) helped synergize a keen musical vision which at once challenges and embraces his firm Brazilian roots. The result is a compositional and improvisational voice of great richness and sophistication. Felipe is a 2005-06 recipient of Chamber Music America’s Jazz New Works Grant Program, which facilitated the production and release of his latest CD on Curare Records, "South American Suite".

His first two solo recordings are "Mind Motions" and "Further South," for Spain’s Fresh Sound label. Felipe is the first candidate to earn a Doctoral Degree in Jazz Advancement from Manhattan School of Music, He is currently on faculty at Manhattan’s Pre-college Jazz division and Five Towns College, Long Island. For more info, visit Felipe’s website at

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