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Tom Ehrlich - 2013 San Jose Jazz Fest - Part 5
SAN JOSÉ JAZZ SUMMER FEST
SUNDAY - AUGUST 11, 2013
YOSVANY TERRY, NATALIE CRESSMAN AND PELLEJO SECO
PHOTOS BY TOM EHRLICH © 2013
This is the first of two or three galleries from Sunday, the last day of this year's Summer Fest.
I consider Cuban saxophonist and chekere master, Yosvany Terry, one of the most creative musicians alive. Yosvany is a band leader, composer/arranger and educator. He is constantly involved in new innovative projects, such as writing music for a contemporary opera, developing jazz music based on Arará music and rhythms and developing jazz music based on parranda celebrations in Cuba as well as a new project which fuses jazz and classical music with Yosvany playing sax, a cello player and pianist.
Yosvany gave a talk about his career on Sunday morning at the Summer Fest and somehow after being up half the night, I made it to the lecture to listen and photograph.
Yosvany and the interviewer
I have known Yosvany for a long time and even wrote an article on him once, but every time I hear him speak about his music and his life I learn something new. He did a great job of explaining his music education in Cuba and how musicians are encouraged to share and pass on their knowledge and skills to the younger generation.
After finishing his lecture, Yosvany Terry performed with his quartet at the Main Stage. His quartet consisted of four of the best jazz players in New York City which included:
YOSVANY TERRY - LEADER, SAX, CHEKERE
YUNIOR TERRY - BASS
OSMANY PAREDES - PIANO
OBED CALVAIRE - DRUMS
Yosvany Terry chekere
Obed Calvaire, a young Haitain American from Miami durmming style is a perfect match for Yosvany's style of Afro-Caribbean jazz
Left to right Yosvany Terry, Osmany Paredes and Carlos Caro (Cuban percussionist)
Yosvany sax and his brother Yunior Terry on bass
Natalie Cressman is a young trombonist, singer, composer and band leader who has a bright future in store. The daughter of two musicians - Jeff Cressman (trombonist) and Sandy Cressman (vocalist), leads a band called Secret Garden. Natalie excells in all aspects of her music.
Natalie on bone
Lead by the talented Ivan Camblor, Pellejo Seco is the San Francisco Bay Area's top Cuban Son Band.
Ivan Camblor tres and vocals
Sulkary vocals, Ivan vocals and tres
Carlos Caro bongo and Carlos' mother (who was visiting from Cuba) on maracas
Mario Silva trumpet, Carlos Caro's mom maracas
Left to right Gerardo Borras, Carlos Caro, Carlos' mom
Sulkary Valverde and Yaniel Nario
Carlos Caro and his mom