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Venezuelan bassist and composer Gonzalo Teppa presents his new quintet performing original music from his latest album Away From Home. Each composition written by Teppa is inspired by his family and his native country, drawing from the musical wells of contemporary jazz, Latin American music (Venezuelan, Brazilian, and Afro-Cuban), ballads, swing, blues, free jazz, and more. Teppa recorded the album this past June after winning the Pathways To Jazz Grant in 2018.

Gonzalo Teppa has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Wilson, Ed Simon, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Bobby Shew, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Don Byron, Jeremy Pelt, and Ben Goldberg, among others. Some of Teppa’s awards include a Pathways To Jazz Grant (2018), DownBeat’s “Best Jazz Soloist” Award (2004, 2005, 2006), two Latin Grammy nominations, and more. Away From Home marks his sixth album as a leader. Teppa obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master of Jazz Studies degrees at CU Boulder and is currently a faculty member at UW Laramie.

Gonzalo Teppa – Double Bass/Composer/Bandleader
Greg Harris – Vibraphone/Piano/Percussion
Alex Heffron – Guitar
Andrew Wheelock – Drums
Ike Spivak – Saxophone/Flute/Clarinet

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Gonzalo Teppa Quintet: Away From Home CD Release Party


January 22, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
$7.00 – $15.00
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Dazzle at Baur’s
1512 Curtis St
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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