Pianist, composer and singer-songwriter Cyrus von Hochstetter has consistently embraced, bridged and straddled the gaps between jazz, classical and contemporary music. His newest formation and brainchild 'Cyrus von H and the Hat Music' brings his original songs and inventive lyrics to life.
"Experimental, witty, sexy and surprising, the pianist, singer and songwriter grabs you by the gin joint and seduces you into a 1920’s speakeasy, feel-easy groove, lures you across Billboard charts into the scruff of coyote country, swings by the Mississippi Delta to holler the blues and finally, leaves you spent and coddled in a NYC nightclub, nearly straining to savor every last moment. The performance draws disparate worlds together into a cohesive and madly musical experience that defies classification."
Cyrus von Hochstetter - piano, voice
Jay Rattman - clarinets, saxophones
Austin Becker - alto saxophone
Jim Fryer - trombone
Daan Kleijn - guitar
Jonny Lam - pedal steel
Daniel Colson - double bass
Warren Odze - drums
After sold-out, standing-ovation performances at Celebrity Series of Boston and Great Performers at Lincoln Center, composer and bandoneon player par excellence, JP Jofre presents this outstanding duo with Taiwanese cello-star Nan-Cheng Chen at Joe's Pub with music by Astor Piazzolla, and Jofre's own acclaimed compositions.
Recently praised for his “Beautiful Tone” by New York Concert Reviews in 2011, award winning cellist Nan-Cheng Chen is passionate about sharing music with music lovers. At only age of 25, Nan-Cheng is the executive director and founder of the New Asia Chamber Music Society (NACMS), a member of Sonic Escape, Chen Trio, Ensemble 101, and many other active music ensembles around the world. An active soloist, Nan-Cheng has collaborated with Simon Bolivar Orchestra, Queens Symphony Orchestra, Metro-West Symphony, Quincy Symphony and Symphony Pro Musica, which received a review that states: “It was the kind of performance one might hear live only once a decade”, from Worcester Telegram and Gazette.Press and media of Taiwan have also called Nan-Cheng Chen to be one of the most recognized Taiwanese performing cellists of today.
J.P. Jofre (Bandoneon and Composer) Recipient of the National Prize of the Arts grant in Argentina, Mr. Jofre has taken his form of contemporary tango to some of the most important venues in Asia, Europe, America and the Caribbean as soloist and composer. He has collaborated with many renowned musicians and orchestras in a wide range of musical styles, including 16-time Grammy Winner Paquito D’Rivera, pianist Kathryn Stott, Gloria Estefan, Symphony Silicon Valley, Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Argentina, Sacramento Philharmonic, Philippe Quint, Fernando Otero, Westchester Jazz Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Napa Symphony, Michael Guttman and Fred Sturm among others. Mr. Jofre has received commissions and been part of prestigious festivals including the Celebrity Series of Boston, Umbria Jazz Festival, Great Performers at Lincoln Center, Seattle Town Hall’s Global Rhythms, Borislav Strulev’s Belgorod Music Festival, Sudtirol Jazz Festival, American Virtuosi, Nina Beilina and Bachanalia Taiwan. For the world premiere of his Bandoneon Concerto, the Mercury News wrote: “…he is an electrifying composer-bandoneon player.” In 2012, Jofre was invited by the Free University of Bolzano and SudTirol Festival (Italy) to perform for the homage to Argentinean Nobel Peace Prize winner, Adolfo Perez Esquivel. He proudly uses the New AA by Bandonion Fabrik Klingenthal and is excited to present his newly released album "Manifiesto".
“The Argentine bandoneon artfully played by JP Jofre”- The New York Times
"Violinist Eric Silberger’s charisma, unusual security and mastery are the threads that tie him to virtuosos such as Paganini and Sarasate." - Mundo Clásico
“Jofre’s compositions are masterly” -Paquito D’ Rivera