Eva Novoa in concert
Spanish pianist Eva Novoa plays two concerts this March, in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
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, was recorded with her New York Quartet, Ditmas Quartet. 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’s 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, singer and improviser Jean Carla Rodea or guitarist Ryan Ferreira among others.
Novoa previously recorded and co-produced another CD, Novoa Moreno Prats Trio: Bajo Cero, with bass player Javier Moreno and drummer Ramon Prats. It was released on New Mood Jazz in 2012. She recently recorded a Duo project in The Netherlands with Swedish guitarist Pål Nyberg from Stockholm, which will be released soon as a special edition EP.