Arte Institute is pleased to present the jazz concert "João Lencastre's Communion" with João Lencastre (drums), David Binney (alto sax), Phil Grenadier (trumpet), Jacob Sacks (piano), Andre Matos (guitar) and Zack Lober (bass).
The concert will take place at Turtle Bay Music School - Concert Hall (244 East 52nd Street, New York), November 29 at 7 pm.
Joao Lencastre is a drummer/composer native from Lisbon. Started playing the drums at the age of 13 and he is now one of the most active and creative musicians on the Portuguese musical scene.
He has played all different kinds of music, from avant garde Jazz to mainstream,Alternative Rock, Afro Beat, Reggae, Metal, World, Electronic/Dance, etc. Has played and/or recorded with David Binney, Bill Carrothers, Andre Fernandes, Mario Franco, Thomas Morgan,Jacob Sacks,Afonso Pais,Carlos Martins Carlos Barreto, Phil Grenadier, Andre Matos, Demian Cabaud,Leo Genovese,Johannes Krieger, Peter Bernstein, Masa Kamaguchi, Benny Lackner, Nelson Cascais, Spill, Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva, Vojtech Porchaska, David Doruzka,Noah Preminger,Russ Johnson,Sean Conly,Randy Ingram, Jeremy Stratton Tiago Bettencourt & Mantha, Blasted Mechanism, Jacinta, Cacique 97, Philharmonic Weed, among many others.
Lencastre has put out three records as a leader with his group Communion,One! and B-Sides for Fresh Sound/New Talent and his latest Sound it Out for TOAP Records,voted the best record of 2010 by some of the most important critics from the Portuguese Jazz scene. All the music on this concert will be recorded and released soon!
"(...)Lencastre's intuitive timekeeping keeps things interesting.(...)"
"(...)Lencastre’s drumming is exquisite throughout and it is his playing that really brings the depth to this record(...)"
NYC Jazz Record
See you there!