Eva Novoa in concert
Spanish pianist Eva Novoa plays two Trio concerts at IBeam Brooklyn.
Spanish pianist Eva Novoa has recorded and produced three CDs with her own music as a leader. Her latest and third album, Butterflies and Zebras, released on the label Fresh Sound New Talent, was recorded with her New York Quartet, Ditmas Quartet. This album got a four star review in Downbeat Magazine in their August 2016 issue.
With this band she just recorded her fourth next album, Ditmas Quartet: Live at Ibeam, soon to be released in 2017 also on Fresh Sound New Talent. The quartet was formed in 2013 in Brooklyn as a collaboration between herself, saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassist Max Johnson and drummer Jeff Davis. The band members experiment freely with various sounds and textures and play mostly their own original compositions. Each concert has a unique feel.
Since she arrived in New York City, Novoa has performed at venues such as The Stone, Barbès, Korzo Konceptions Music Series, IBeam, Cornelia Street Café, ShapeShifter Lab, or Sycamore Bar. She regularly plays with drummers Billy Mintz or Jeff Davis, saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassplayers Max Johnson, Matt Pavolka and Pascal Niggenkemper, saxophonist and drummer Oscar Noriega, saxophonist Sean Sonderegger, trumpet player Dave Scott, or guitarist Ryan Ferreira among others.
Amongst her latest projects, Eva Novoa has also just recorded a new album as a leader this year with a new quartet she has formed in 2016 in Miami, Florida, with her own compositions. The band is Satellite Quartet and is formed by Arturo Garcia on drums, Rainer Davies on guitar and effects and Kenneth Jimenez on double bass. This will be her fifth album as a leader.
- On June 9 at 9 pm: Eva Novoa Trio. Eva Novoa, piano and compositions; Drew Gress, bass; Devin Gray, drums.
- On June 10 at 8 pm: Novoa / Kamaguchi / Takeishi Trio. Eva Novoa, piano, gongs and compositions; Masa Kamaguchi, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, drums.