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September 2017 Issue
August 2017
JAZZIZ July Issue

Win 2 Night Stay/2 Tickets to Jazziz One Nite Stand at Boca Resort

Alfi Records is celebrating the new release by Urbanity by giving you the star treatment.  You could win  a 2 night stay at the luxurious Boca Raton Resort and Spa in South Florida and 2 tickets to JAZZIZ One Nite Stand featuring Urbanity.  Plus you’ll get a signed vinyl record and a signed CD of the new Urbanity release (signed the night of the show!).

Contest is open until May 4th.  Winner will be selected on May 6th.

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Transportation to and from the event (including flights) is not included.  Hotel stay is not transferable.

June 16th 2017 at 7pm
Buy Tickets: www.bocaresort.com/events
Location: www.bocaresort.com/directions.html

 

Urbanity- Urban Soul

 

JAZZIZ One Nite Stand at Boca Resort featuring Urbanity.

Albare will be touring the U.S. in June as Urbanity, a collaboration with keyboardist Phil Turcio, in support of their new collection of music Urban Soul, out on March 31, Urbanity has also evolved over the years. “When it first started,” he explains, “Urbanity was very much my Australian project. Now, it has become a combination between Australia and the United States. You have Pablo Bencid on drums and Ricardo Rodriguez on bass and both are based in New York City. Then, you have me and my compare Phil Turcio, whom I’ve been playing with on and off for twelve years, so we know each other very well. We’re both based in Australia. The touring band will have fellow Australians Gerry Pantazis on drums and Peter Mollica on bass” 

Urbanity therefore represents the melting-pot of international cultures and influences that is synonymous with jazz music in general. Albare has also observed this fusion of cultures in the music of other musicians who have performed at his own jazz club, Bird’s Basement, which was opened on March 2016 in conjunction with Gianni Valenti, owner of New York City’s Birdland club. “One of the guys playing here was Axel Tosca, who’s one of the guys I play with in New York. Axel is a great piano player. Some of the stuff that they were doing was like techno with a Latin feel, which I’ve never heard before. It was so fresh. So, there’s all those cultures and various influences from the young people coming through. It’s a wonderful exchange.”

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