Wed, May 22|
AmyAna CD Release
Amy K Bormet (piano), Ana Barreiro (drums), David Wise (tenor sax), Aaron Janik (trumpet), Sezin Ahmet Türkmenoglu (bass), Matt Dievendorf (special guest, guitar) Two sets at 8:00pm & 9:30pm 21+ | $15 plus one drink minimum per set
May 22, 2019, 8:00 PM
Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd Suite 180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA
AmyAna is a music project by pianist Amy K Bormet and drummer Ana Barreiro. After working together in different projects from Los Angeles to Washington DC, the duo has continued to play each other’s music, in every context from trio settings to a symphony orchestra. After a quintet performance in Venice Beach, Ana proposed a new recording, as co-leaders. “Playing with Ana is something I am always excited to do. We share a common understanding of the spirit of our music, and we both prize constant interaction on the bandstand.” The result is their recent release, AmyAna.
“I always look forward to working with Amy, her playing and writing resonates with me as well as her convictions of music and her genuine love for people. I wouldn’t pass on the opportunity to put on a record the musical experiences we have working together. We had a great band of not only wonderful musicians, but kind people, and I’m glad we had the chance to do this!”
Amy K. Bormet is an in-demand pianist, vocalist, and composer. As an advocate for women in music, Amy created the Washington Women in Jazz Festival in 2011 and continues to serve as executive director. Along with her performance career, Ms. Bormet is a prolific composer frequently combining improvisation with concert music.
Ana Barreiro is a drummer from Minas Gerais on the Southeast of Brazil. With a Jazz education and a Brazilian music background, she can be found working with different Brazilian Music and Jazz artists such as Catina deLuna and Lado B Brazilian Project, Otmaro Ruiz, Thalma de Freitas, Carol Bach-y-rita, Elizabeth Lamers.
AmyAna is the artistic outcome of their musical experiences, cultural differences and similarities; at the same time that represents the importance of Jazz and Brazilian Music in both of their lives.
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