Ari Borger Quartet will offer two concerts, on May 10 and 11, within the 2011 edition of EUROPAfest, one of the most prestigious international musical events organized in Bucharest, dedicated to blues, jazz, pop and classical music, the organizers inform.
Ari Borger, considered one of the finest pianists and organists in Brazil, has been the guest of major jazz and blues festivals across the world. Having lived for a long time in New Orleans, he was deeply influenced by American blues and soul, genres he boldly combined with Brazilian urban rhythms. Ari Borger’s suave piano notes, Marcos Klis’s acoustic and electric bass sounds, Celso Selim’s lively guitar chords and drummer Humberto Zigler’s percussion rhythms will merge, spectacularly, in the explosive live repertoire they will offer at Bucharest’s Tribute Club.
Also featured in EUROPAfest’s special guests line-up are other prestigious names, such as The Merry Poppins (Austria), a band which playfully juggles cabaret rhythms, jazz, hip-hop and reggae, and the band Atmasfera (Poland/Ukraine), whose trademark is the finely-tuned interweaving of violin, guitar and flute, as well as the improvisation moments, which they insert, naturally and creatively, in their act. Last, but not least, the bands gathered under New Jazz Generation heading will delight us with the joy of living they turn into music. EUROPAfest will kick off on May 7, with a concert dedicated to Europe Day, organized in partnership with the European Commission Representation in Romania.