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JAZZ ENCOUNTERS - Fri. 12/8, 8 PM

ROBERTO MAGRIS SEXTET

ROBERTO MAGRIS SEXTET

Roberto Magris, piano

Ira Sullivan, alto sax & flute

Mark Colby, tenor sax

Shareef Clayton, trumpet

Jamie Ousley, bass

Rodolfo Zúñiga, drums

International jazz pianist, composer and arranger Roberto Magris (b. 1959) from Trieste, Italy, has over 31 recordings to his credit and has toured in over 41 different countries in Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Australia, performing at top jazz clubs, theatres and festivals around the world. In the latest decade, Magris has especially focused his musical interests in the USA by becoming the leading recording artist and musical director of JMood Records, the Kansas City jazz label, releasing 14 CDs under his name.

In the USA, Magris has performed in Los Angeles (The Jazz Bakery and Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood), Kansas City (The Blue Room), Miami (WDNA Jazz Gallery), Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha, Des Moines, Ft. Lauderdale etc. In 2007 he was honored by the City Council of Kansas City for his contribution to jazz music and performance at the American Jazz Museum. In Europe, in recent years he is working with the MUH Trio (Roberto Magris, Frantisek Uhlir, Jaromir Helesic Trio), which is based in Prague.

Throughout his career, Magris has performed and recorded with a who’s who list of jazz legends and outstanding musicians in the USA and Europe, including Art Davis (bassist for John Coltrane), Herb Geller, Albert Tootie Heath, Idris Muhammad, Sam Reed, Brian Lynch, Tony Lakatos, Mark Colby, Chuck Bergeron, Paul Carr, Jim Mair, Matt Otto, Philip Catherine and Franco Ambrosetti, and with a bunch of young rising stars such as Hermon Mehari, Logan Richardson, Kendall Moore, Brandon Lee, Elisa Pruett, Peter Schlamb, Dominique Sanders, Brian Steever and Pablo Sanhueza. During his career, Magris has directed the Europlane Orchestra (a central-European jazz venture sponsored by INCE-Central European Initiative), the Gruppo Jazz Marca, the acid-jazz groups Dma Urban Jazz Funk and Alfabeats Nu Jazz, and the Roberto Magris Trio/Quartet/Quintet, which have included some best Italian and European jazz musicians.

Over the years, Magris interviews have been published in major international jazz magazines and websites, such as Cadence, Jazz Times, Jazz Journal, All About Jazz, Chicago Jazz Magazine, Concerto,  Jazzwax, Jazz Magazine, Musica Jazz a.o..

Young musicians are invited to play along some of the best musicians around, in an informal setting and with the common purpose of establishing a relationship around music and its history.

It’s also a lot of fun!  Be good at your instrument and be ready to play.  Be part of the audience or join in. Nicole Yarling leads the session.

$15 General Admission. FREE for Students 18 and under

FREE for WDNA Members (Free admission is only for name(s) listed on membership record).

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Concerts take place at the WDNA JAZZ GALLERY, 2921 Coral Way in Miami. For more information, call (305) 662-8889.