Please join us this Thursday, February 27th, to welcome singer, guitarist, composer, and arranger Camila Meza to our stage as she presents her quartet as part of our Thursday Night Début Series. Camila moved to New York from Santiago, Chile five years ago on a scholarship from The New School and quickly began collaborating with the likes of Aaron Goldberg, Greg Hutchinson, John Ellis, Clarence Penn, Shai Maestro, Sachal Vasandani, Gerald Clayton, Fabian Almazan, Kendrick Scott, Francisco Mela, and Paquito D’Rivera, among others. She’s already released three albums under her own name, the most recent of which, Prisma (2013), was co-produced with pianist Aaron Goldberg, and is featured on Fabian Almazan’s upcoming release for Blue Note/ArtistShare, Rhizome, which is due out in March.
For those unfamiliar with Camila’s work, we’ve chosen a couple choice videos from YouTube as an introduction to this talented young artist.
“Silencio” (Rafael Hernandez), performed solo by Camila Meza on Jazz Divas (2013):
“Away” (Camila Meza), on The Orchard Sessions: Vol. 7
“Waltz No. 1” (Elliott Smith, arr. Camila Meza), with The Nectar Orchestra
The Camila Meza Quartet performs at The Jazz Gallery this Thursday, February 27th, 2014. The band features Camila Meza on voice and guitar, Aaron Goldberg on piano, Hans Glawischnig on bass, and Clarence Penn on drums. Sets are at 9 and 11 p.m. The first set is $15 general admission and $10 for Members. The second set is $10 general admission and $5 for Members. Purchase tickets here.