Proximos Conciertos / Coming Concerts

 

August 12, 2017 9:00 PM

Pedro Menendez Fusion @ Auditorio SAdeM

@ Av. Belgrano 3665, CABA, Buenos Aires (AR)

 

 

 

November 19, 2017 TBA

Pedro Menendez Fusion @ La Plata Jazz Festival XIV Edicion

@ Diagonal 73 Nro 2160, La Plata, Buenos Aires (AR)

 

 

 

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PEDRO MENENDEZ

Brilliant and prolific composer, PEDRO MENÉNDEZ has an unique eclectic style of blending jazz, Latin American rythms (tango, chacarera, candombe, zamba, bossa nova) and contemporary classical elements.

Recognized as one of the most innovative creators of the avant-garde fusion style in Argentina since the 80’s, Pedro Menendez proposes a different South American concept.

His melodies are lyric and complex. Pieces are rich in harmonic modulations and elaborated counterpoints. Traditional local rythms are re-interpreted on polirythms variations, irregular meters and a varied instrumentation.

Virtuous multi-instrumentalist, he changes from te Piano to the Guitar, Flute, Soprano Sax and Bandoneon with dazzling ability.

 

PEDRO MENENDEZ 

was born in Buenos Aires in 1957 and has been dedicated to the music since he was 7 years old.

He studied with professors like the worldwide known Oscar Aleman (Josephine Baker's jazz guitarist), Arturo Schneider (Astor Piazzolla´s flutist) and the contemporary classical guitarist Miguel Angel Girollet, among others. He also attended the Composition Career at the UCA.

As composer and multi-instrumentalist, he has recorded 17 discographic works of his own with the participation of well-known musicians like Osvaldo Fattoruso on drums (latin jazz Band 'Opa'), Rodolfo Mederos & Marcelo Nissinman on bandoneon, percussionist Rubén Rada, musicians from the Colón Theatre orchestra, among many others.

Locally & internationally, he has toured and performed in numerous cultural venues, festivals, TV and radio shows in Argentina, US, Canada, Norway, Germany, Spain, France and Brazil, including SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL (2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 & 2008- Austin, Texas, US), CANADIAN MUSIC FEST (2013, 2012, 2011 & 2009- Toronto, ON, CANADA), BRASIL MUSICA & ARTES & International Guests (2009- Austin, Texas, US), BAFIM BS AS International Music Fair (2012 & 2009- Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA), FESTIVAL DE INVERNO SESC RIO (2008- Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL), among many others.

As sessionist, he has recorded and performed with many distinguished colleagues of the Argentinian scene like Luis Salinas, Agustin Pereyra Lucena, Guillermo Reuter (2004 SGAE Award), Daniel "Pipi" Piazzolla, Lito Nebbia, Bossa N'Stones, Les Luthiers, etc.

He has composed incidental music for television, publicity, theatre and cinema (Argentina and the Munich School of Cinema). Among his most recent works in this field, Pedro Menendez has been nominated as best composer for the 27th Mar del Plata International Film Festival under the Category Argentine Panorama (Film: "Santa Lucia / Saint Lucia").

In the field of contemporary chamber music, he has written several pieces including a concert for Vibraphone and Strings dedicated to the Argentinian Soloist Daniel Serale (premiered on the International Percussion Festival of Patagonia, Argentina, 2006), a concert for Marimba dedicated to the Mexican well-known Soloist Javier Nandayapa, a work of 20 pieces for Piano based on Latin American rythmics (‘Viaje por Latinoamérica’/Voyage through Latin America’ Book I / Book II) and a concert for Guitar and Orchestra.

Since 1986 he is Owner and Artistic Director of CONTEMPORANEO ART MUSIC, an Argentinian Record Label dedicated to genres as tango, jazz, crossover, world and contemporary classical music.

 

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