Pianista, compositor, arreglista y agitador cultural, Benjamim Taubkin es el artífice en Sao Paulo del sello independiente Núcleo Contemporáno. Además, es buena gente. ‘El paseo de los elefantes’, título predestinado de su disco ‘A terra e o espaço aberto’, abre este monográfico. 6 Nov. 8pm Londres.
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‘Taubkin is a wonderful jazz pianist and composer’
Lopa Kothari, BBC RADIO 3
‘Brazilian piano star making waves with his sensual mix flush traditional arrangements, cutting edge technique and contemporary harmony’ TIME OUT
…Benjamim Taubkin’s piano solo concert is based on his most recent work, recorded after the invitation of American label Adventure Music.
Performing a repertoire that includes original works as well as compositions by Tom Jobim, Coltrane, and Pixinguinha, Taubkin allows the extraordinary talent that earned him such praise as ‘delightfully minimalist’ (All Music Guide) to truly shine. The CD, which was recorded at the prestigious piano house Fazioli Sallon, is released in 2010 in the US and in Brazil.
The direction which his career has taken mirrors his interests: the fusion of tradition and contemporary elements and the blending
of the experience in Brazil and in contact with different cultures in Latin America and in the world.
Benjamim has been performing throughout the world. Last year he performed in London to a sell-out Vortex Jazz Club, being Critic’s Choice by Time Out and Metro.
Date: Saturday 6 November
Venue: Hall Two