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Friday October 13 :
Ryles Jazz Club

An Evening of Brazilian Argentinean jazz with EL ECO

Helio Alves
(Brazil): piano
Marco Pignataro (Italy): tenor, sop sax
Fernando Huergo (Argentina): bass
Guillermo Nojechowicz (Argentina): drums

"Guillermo's tunes are fabulous and I loved the performances on this disk. El Eco's CD is simply fantastic." --Paquito D'Rivera

"This is true world music at its best." -- Ron Mason, KANSAI TIMEOUT/JAPAN

EL ECO-Press Release

EL ECO has performed at Telluride Jazz Celebration, where the line up featured Herbie Hancock and Terence Blanchard. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Scullers Jazz Club, Curaçao Jazz Festival, Blue Note, among others. The band played at the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival in Argentina.

Guillermo's music was featured on NPRs Jazz Set. His band EL ECO has had world-class players as guests like Airto Moreira, the master Brazilian drummer who performed with jazz legend Miles Davis, Claudio Roditi, and Luciana Souza, among( others.

EL ECO will be at Ryles Jazz Club on Friday October 13 at 9:00 pm. The show will feature Marco Pignataro, Helio Alves, Fernando Huergo, and Guillermo Nojechowicz. Helio has performed with Joe Henderson and Yo-Yo Ma. Currently he plays with Brazilian singer Joyce Moreno. Fernando is a versatile bass player and has performed with Marta Gomez, and Dave Liebman. Marco is the Managing Director of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and has played with Eddie Gomez.

EL ECO's leader Guillermo Nojechowicz is also an international clinician and educator. He performed with his student ensemble and special guest Joshua Redman at Cambridge Rindge and Latin School in a collaboration program with Harvard University. He has traveled to the Panama Jazz Festival, Panama with his World Jazz Ensemble. The festival included artists like Danilo Perez, Chucho Valdes and John Scofield.

EL ECO is currently finishing a new CD Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933. It tells the story of Guillermos Polish grandmother when she took her small son and fled Europe for Argentina in 1933. He tried to imagine the trip that spared them from the Holocaustwhen so many others in their community later perished. Boarding a steamship after crossing Europe by train, mother and child left behind everything familiar to face the unknown in Buenos Aires. The boy, Noé Nojechowicz, was Guillermos father.


date : Fri, Oct 13
dinner : 5:00 pm
show : 9:00pm
genre :
venue : mainstage
tickets : available
cost : $12pp



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