Check out the interview with Chris from Davos on Reuters at http://www.reuters.com/video/2013/01/28/life-lessons-from-jazz-chris-washburne?videoId=240790960
SYOTOS is heading to perform and present discussions at the World Economic Forum. If you will be in Davos from January 22-27th, I hope you can attend one of our sessions.
We will be celebrating Halloween with a performance at the Smoke Jazz Club on Wednesday, October 31st. Come celebrate with us (costumes welcomed)!
We will have Claudette Sierra featured on vocals.
Chris Washburne – trombone
Jonathan Powell – trumpet
Yeissonn Villamar – piano
Leo Traversa – bass
Vince Cherico – drums
Obanilu Allende – percussion
Sets at 7, 9, and 10:30PM
Smoke is at 106th and Broadway. Reservations at www.smokejazz.com.
I hope to see you there!
New great review of FFEAR’s Mirage in the Norwegian Press!
For those who do not read Norwegian – translation – “FFFEAR ventures to places where no one else dares to go!” Nice – very trekky!
Den norsk-amerikanske kvartetten FFEAR har skapt musikk knapt noen har vært i nærheten av tidligere”
Here’s a review of Chris’ recent appearance with Eddie Palmieri at SOB’s in New York.
In this era’s maze of weird tempos and microtones, sometimes some of us forget that jazz was the world’s default pop and dance music not for years but for decades. The crowd that packed SOB’s Friday night to see Eddie Palmieri hadn’t forgotten, though. It was as if it was 1965 all over again, in the best possible way. El gente were an eclectic mix of dancers, but just as many of them had come out for a concert experience, to listen and be blown away by the intensity of the music. Even the pianist at least partially responsible for the invention of salsa jazz was impressed by his 14-piece orchestra’s raw, feral power. There was a point where after Palmieri had wrung all the apprehension he could find out of a gleefully cautionary, Monkish riff, trombonist Chris Washburne grabbed a mean handful of low chromatics, ran with them and headed straight to the rafters, the band close behind. Would they ever back away and let it breathe for a minute? No way, Jose! The band’s stampeding ferocity could not be stopped, and at age 75, Palmieri is every bit as vital as he’s ever been, maybe better than ever. Read More here: http://lucidculture.wordpress.com/tag/chris-washburne-trombone/
Another great review of FFEAR’s newest release “Mirage” in the New York City Jazz Record. Thanks to writer Fred Bouchard for listening so carefully, thoughtfully, and deeply! FFEAR Review
We are celebrating our 15th season working with Carnegie Hall’s Educational programs. Read about the community work SYOTOS is doing with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections Program this year. We will be performing and conducting song writing workshops at Sing Sing Federal Prison, Bayview Detention Center in Queens, and Jacobi Hospital this season. Looking forward to another rewarding and transcendent season. http://www.carnegiehall.org/Education/Musical-Connections/
FFEAR’s Mirage makes it to the recommended list of new releases in the NYCjazzrecord.com NYC Jazz Record
Great reviews coming in of FFEAR’s newest release!
FFEAR - Mirage 3/4
O’s Notes: FFEAR is Forum for Electro Acoustic Research, a quartet featuring Per Mathisen (b), Ole Mathisen (sax), Tony Moreno (d) and Chris Washburne (tb). They are free improvisers that focus on transforming contemporary classical pieces into jazz. It is a unique adventure that has a lot of mystery. This research will appeal to selected audiences and delight their palate.
D. Oscar Groomes
O’s Place Jazz Magazine