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Jazz Sessions: Pinoy Jazz All-Stars

Ayala Museum, Asosasyon Ng Musikong Pilipino, and Avida present

Jazz Sessions

Pinoy Jazz All-Stars

Friday, 28 July 2017 | 6:30 PM | Ayala Museum Ground Floor Lobby

An evening of the best homegrown musical talent playing an all OPM repertoire in celebration of Linggo ng Musikang Pilipino.

About the Artists

HENRY KATINDIG (Piano)

Jazz Keyboardist Henry Katindig has been a figurehead in the local jazz circuit for the past three decades. He is a respected bandleader and first-call session artist, and his prodigious style has been immortalized in countless recordings and festivals both here and abroad.  His style may be best described as Contemporary new jazz.

With a musical lineage that has spawned some of the country’s most revered jazz icons, some quarters may say that his destiny has been preordained. But despite the individual successes of his kin– Henry carved his own niche through sheer hard work and tenacity.

COLBY DE LA CALZADA (Bass)

musical experience spans more three decades as a performer, arranger, composer and musical director. As a session musician Colby has played for almost all of the country’s top pop and jazz artists , toured extensively internationally  to almost every continent in the world. He has played twice in the North Sea Jazz Festival in The Hague (’94 and ‘95), the Jakarta Jazz Festival, Jazz Festivals in KL and Singapore, the Candid Records Jazz Festival held at the Pizza Express in London, and @ Billboard Tokyo with Eumir Deodato. Played with International Jazz performers Kevyn Lettau, Michael Shapiro, , Flora Purim, Airto Moriera, Jon Irabagon, Yuri Arimasa, Charito, Laura Fygi, Pauline Wilson, Dutch pianist Mike del Ferro and Swedish saxophonist Anders Paulsson, Swiss pianist Claude Diallo and NY pianist Edsel Gomez.

JUN VIRAY (Drums) 

“Jun”, as Hilarion is known in the jazz clique, is a rarity among drummers-he is one of the very few who, after making musical flights in soul and rock, made a smooth successful transition to jazz.

His first gig ever, was in the early 70’s, incredibly at the height of the war, where he and his brothers entertained the US troops in Vietnam,  It must be Fate that brought him to the new light because after that, he was sidetracked from his soul & rock gig and called to become a member of an international jazz group based in the Philippines, the New Society Jazz band. Tackling Coltrane and Herbie Mann tunes, he was jazzing it up at an age very much younger than Miles Davis’ drummer then, 19 year old late legend Tony Williams-Jun was, at the time, a prodigious 16 years of age.

Jun has been one of the central figures of emulation in the jazz drumming scenario in the country. Hearing him play on their CD, with his choice complements to the solos and sensitive fills, bears witness to the fact that his transition to jazz was an option well-made and most welcomed.

JEANNIE TIONGCO (Singer)

began her career at the age of 17, daughter of Emil Tiongco of the popular Tiongco Brothers trio in the 60s, Jeannie honed her craft by singing with masters like Bert Nievera, Tony Velarde, Eli Saison, and recently with Henry Katindig. Jeannie’s interpretation of classics are unadulterated yet powerful, characterized by sensitive phrasing and grace. Well versed in standard., mainsteam and fusion styles, she sang at the Manila Hotel, Sheraton, and Shangri-la and participated in local jazz festivals.

SANDRA LIM-VIRAY (Singer)

SANDRA is a Filipina jazz singer and recording artist who has performed internationally since the ‘70s.  Alarmed by the lack of interest for jazz in the midst of present-day pop culture, she decided to look closer into helping to create more awareness for jazz.

As President of The Jazz Society of the Philippines in 2005, Sandra was able to lay the organizational groundwork to further this jazz mission. In 2006, along with local fellow jazz artists and enthusiasts, she founded the non-profit Philippine International Jazz and Arts Festival Foundation, the organization which mounts the annual International Jazz Festival, P.I. JAZZFEST.

Sandra is currently bent on establishing an Artists Inter-Cultural Exchange and educational program in the Philippines. Sandra continues to represent the Philippines, either as festival organizer, or jazz performer or both.

MARITONI FALCONI (singer)

Maritoni Falconi is one of Manila’s finest jazz vocalists, performing for the country’s most brilliant jazz instrumentalists and pioneers. Her prowess is not only celebrated here, but in Kuala Lumpur, Singapore and Jakarta as well. As a performer she has been true to her craft, having her own style and taste. She is Citylite’s Jazz Achievement  Awardee, performing with the likes of John Lesaca, Eddie K., Henry Katindig, Tateng Katindig and Boy Katindig in popular venues like Birds of The Same Feather, Holiday Inn, Gillespie’s Bar, The Papillon Bar, Birdland, The Vineyard, Tavern on the Square, Arkos, Music Hall, News Bar Café and at the Boy Katindig Jazz Café. She was also the youngest vocalist for Bong Penera’s band which had regular performances at the Calesa Bar in Hyatt.

Maritoni has done recordings of songs and jingles internationally and was one of the top ten finalists of the Tokyo Music Festival. She is currently the Vice Chairman of the Asosasyon ng Musikong Pilipino (AMP), a member of Organisasyon ng Pilipinong Mangaawit (OPM) and the Jazz Society of the Philippines (JazzPhil).

JONG CUENCO (Flutist)

Before Jong became known as a flautist, he was back-up singer of good friend Randy Santiago in the 80’s. Many people do not know that Jong wanted to become a singer before he decided to make a career out of playing the flute. Jong’s talent in singing supported him while he was taking up music at the University of the Philippines.

Jong scored with his first gold album, “Nightwind,” his second of five albums under OctoArts EMI International, which sold more than 20,000 copies. He also released an album under BMG Records Pilipinas, his sixth commercial release entitled IMAGINE in July 2000.

Jong’s music has given the opportunity to perform both locally and abroad, interpreting his brand of music, through the sound of his flute. Before turning professional, he won at the national Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) at the CCP in 1980. As a professional, Jong was nominated twice for “Best Instrumental Performance,” by both the AWIT and ALIW Awards and was then awarded “Best Instrumentalist” by the ALIW awards in 2002. He was also given a Gold Record Achievement for his 2nd album under OctoArts International.

MEGAN HERERA (Singer)
Like many veteran singers Megan Herrera started out as a child prodigy back in native Australia for radio, television and theater. She met and married legendary bassist Roger Herrera with whom she shared the stage with in Tehran, Bangkok and Hongkong. Settling back in Manila, she was the main singer at the historical Vineyard Pub. After a long hiatus, Megan is back onstage, often performing with Romy Posadas whenever the situation arises.

TICKETS*

P 1000 Limited Premier
P 700 Regular
P 560 Discounted Rate**
P 500 Senior Citizens
P 300 Students

* Prices when bought at the Ayala Museum ticket counter. Tickets are also available at TicketWorld and TicketWorld.com.ph. Online service fees and additional charges may apply.

Tickets will also be available at the concert gate (Ayala Museum price) unless seats have sold out, which will be duly announced prior through Ayala Museum and TicketWorld communication channels.

** Discounted rate applies to Ayala Museum members, Ayala Group of Companies employees, MSO Subscribers, and Ayala Rewards Circle. Please see instructions below on how to avail of discounts.

Terms and Conditions for purchasing tickets:

Pre-event

  1. Tickets are now available for sale at the Ayala Museum, Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa Street, Greenbelt Park, Makati, open from Tuesday-Sunday, 9 AM to 6 PM. They can also be purchased from TicketWorld outlets or at www.ticketworld.com.ph 
  2. HOW TO AVAIL OF DISCOUNTS FOR AYALA MUSEUM MEMBERS, AGC EMPLOYEES, MSO SUBSCRIBERS, AND ARC:
    • Ayala Museum Ticket Counter: present your membership card/employee ID to the attending cashier.
    • TicketWorld outlets: present your membership card/employee ID and the PROMO CODE sent to you via Membership/HR channels.
    • www.ticketworld.com.ph: Enter the PROMO CODE sent to you via Membership/HR channels in the designated box found at the top left of the event page before purchasing.
  3. Senior citizens and students are likewise requested to present valid IDs  upon purchase to avail of discounts.
  4. Cash payment is preferred when purchasing at Ayala Museum.
  5. Limited seats available. In the event the maximum seating capacity is already reached, succeeding buyers will be duly informed of standing room only status and can purchase tickets at the minimum price (P 300).
  6. It is best to call 759 82 88 local 8275 to get the latest update on the availability of tickets.

During concert date

  1. Counter for unclaimed and/or unsold tickets (if any) will open on the day of the concert at 5:30 pm.
  2. Concerts are FREE SEATING. In case of standing room only (SRO) status, SRO ticket holders are limited to a designated area in the concert venue.

For inquiries and reservations:
CALL: 759 82 88 local 8275
EMAIL: concerts@ayalamuseum.org

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