Omar Sosa touring schedules

Booking Inquiries: 3D Family Nathalie Malot email: nathalie-malot@3dfamily.org T: 33 - 1 40 40 75 39 F: 33 - 1 40 09 12 34 Check our website at http://www.3dfamily.org Now Booking Feb. to March 2003 Omar Sosa Duo (Cuba , Venezuela) Omar Sosa (piano), Gustavo Ovalles (bata drums, percussions). Omar Sosa Trio (Cuba , Venezuela) Omar Sosa (piano), Gustavo Ovalles (bata drums, percussions), Martha Galarraga (Yoruba chants). Omar Sosa NMQ (Cuba , Venezuela, UK) Omar Sosa (piano), Gustavo Ovalles (bata drums, percussions), Marc Silver (VJ), Nick Hillel (VJ). Omar Sosa "Cuban pianist Omar Sosa has earned a reputation as a kinetic performer from his beginnings in Cuba to his first foreign residence in Ecuador, later in the San Francisco Bay Area, and now in Paris and his new home, Barcelona. His latest CD, 'Sentir', is a truly groundbreaking recording that manages to fuse Afro-Cuban folklore with jazz attitude and hip-hop overlay. A profound conception that is brilliantly constructed, 'Sentir' is the soulful expression of a spiritual and talented musician who has successfully synthesized a variety of complex musical traditions into an utterly unique experience." - Robert Leaver, THE BEAT, April, 2002 "Globalization might be an abstract concept for many, but for pianist, composer and arranger Omar Sosa it's a very real, personal matter. Born in Camaguey, Cuba, Sosa toured and recorded, early in his career, in places such as Angola, Congo, Ethiopia, Spain and Mexico. He has lived and worked in Quito, Ecuador, and San Francisco, California, and now has settled in Barcelona, Spain. Not surprisingly, his music is an exploration of African culture with a global perspective. In Sosa's pan-African/pan-Latin approach, Orisha music, hip-hop, rumba, Ecuadorian chants, jazz, and Gnawa ritual music are just different expressions of the same culture. In his music, concepts, instruments, grooves and textures from disparate traditions overlap, blend and collide with deceptive ease. The results are both fresh and illuminating." - Fernando Gonzalez, DOWN BEAT, May 2002 "Sosa is a versatile pianist with a big sound, especially strong in the extreme registers, and his fast fingers dig into montunos and Herbie Hancock jazz chords." - Ben Ratliff, THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 15, 2002 "Sosa's performance was an extraordinary example of state-of-the-art world jazz, splendidly illustrating how entrancing the music." - Don Heckman, LOS ANGELES TIMES, April 18, 2002 "Although Cuba has produced more than its share of leonine jazz pianists, Sosa stands out among them, and not only because of the crystalline beauty of his touch and the nimbleness of his technique. A deeply spiritual player, Sosa more often than not puts his virtuosity aside to play the simplest, single-note melody or to linger over a radiant, chorale-like series of harmonies." - Howard Reich, CHICAGO TRIBUNE, March 11, 2002 * * * * * 2003 Small Ensembles Tour Trio: 31/01/02 - Moods - Zurich, Switzerland Duo: 4/02/03 - CC JJ Rousseau - Seyssinet, France NMQ: 6/02/03 - Le Chabada - Angers, France (tbc) Duo: 7/02/03 - Le Noctambule - Albi, France Duo: 8/02/02 - The Barbican - London, UK (tbc) Duo: 14-15/02/03 - Clamores - Madrid, Spain Trio: 21/02/03 - Croydon Clock Tower - Croydon-London, England Duo: 27/02/03 - Cremona, Italy (tbc) Duo: 7/03/03 - 6° Festival de Jazz de la Universidad - Sevilla, Spain (tbc) Octet Spring Tour 11/03/03 - Salle Nougaro - Toulouse, France 14/03/03 - Théâtre Municipal - Fontenay Le Comte, France 22/03/03 - L'Art-Chipel - Scène Nationale - Basse Terre, Guadeloupe 29/03/03 - Les Swing de Mars - Dreux, France 18-19/04/03 - Yerba Buena - San Francisco, CA (USA) 3/05/03 - Calvin Simmons Auditorium - Oakland, CA (USA) 20/06/03 - Rio Garonne Festival - Toulouse, France (tbc) 21/06/03 - Nevers, France 30/9/03 - Cerritos Arts Center - Cerritos, CA (USA) Work in progress All dates hereabove mentioned are confirmed unless signified otherwise 2002 Octet Fall Tour 12/10/02 - Warwick Arts Center - Coventry, England 13/10/02 - Queen Elisabeth Hall - London, England Trio: 14/10/02 - Momo's (private show ) - London, England 16/10/02 - Nancy Jazz Pulsations - Nancy, France 17/10/02 - Enjoy Jazz - Ludwigshafen, Germany 18/10/02 - Spielboden - Dornbirn, Austria 19/10/02 - Quasimodo - Berlin, Germany 20/10/02 - Pavillon - Hannover, Germany 22/10/02 - Theater - Russelsheim, Germany 23/10/02 - JVC Jazz Festival - Melkweg - Amsterdam, The Netherlands 25/10/02 - L'Aeronef - Lille, France 26/10/02 - Festival de Rive de Giers, France 27/10/02 - Jazz Contrebande - La Ferney Voltaire, France Trio: 30/10/02 Pavillon Theater - Brighton, England 31/10/02 - Cuba Si ! - Glasgow, Scotland 1/11/02 - Jazz Velannet - Lavelannet, France 2/11/02 - Arenberg Theater - Antwerpen, Belgium 3/11/02 - Redoute - Passau, Germany 4/11/02 - Cankarjev Dom - Ljubjana, Slovenia 8/11/02 - Leverkusener Jazztag - Leverkusen, Germany 9/11/02 - Verden I Norden - Oslo, Norway 11/11/02 - Concert Hall - Aarhus, Danemark 12/11/02 - Théâtre Duchamp Fleuri - Rouen, France 14/11/02 - Salle Victoire II - Montpellier, France 16/11/02 - MJC Picaud - Cannes, France 19/11/02 - La Coursive - Scéne Nationale - La Rochelle, France 20/11/02 - Le Moulin de Roc - Niort, France 21/11/02 - La Blaiserie - Poitiers, France 23/11/02 - Le Cap - Aulnay/Bois, France 27/11/02 - Sava Center - Belgrade, RF Yougoslavia (tbc) 28/11/02 - Jazz à Reims, France Other dates with the Octet in 2002 11/04/02 - Unity Church - San Luis Obispo, CA (USA) 12/04/02 - Paradium Jazz Club - San Diego, CA (USA) 13/04/02 - Earshot Jazz at "On the Boards" - Seattle, WA (USA( 14/04/02 - Richard's on Richards - Vancouver, BC (Canada) 16-17-18-19-20 21/04/02 - Jazz Bakery - Los Angeles, CA (USA) 26/04/02 - One Word Theater - Austin, TX (USA) 27/04/01 - Houston International Festival - Houston, TX (USA) 29/04/02 - Outpost - Albuquerque, NM (USA) 4/05/02 - SF Jazz Festival at Herbst Theater - San Francisco, CA (USA) 5/05/02 - Big Sur Jazz Festival - Big Sur, CA (USA) 11/05/02 - Apt, France 14/05/02 - New Morning - Paris, France 15/04/02 - Lyon, France 16/05/02 - Castres, France 18/05/02 - Agen, France 20/05/02- Jazz Festival - Moers, Germany 24-25/05/02 - Théâtre St Gilles, La Réunion 1/06/02 - Chateauvallon, France 3/06/02 - Wien, Austria 4/06/02 - Innsbruck, Austria 5/06/02 - Salzburg, Austria 8/06/02 - Göppingen, Germany 9/06/02 - Recklinhausen, Germany 10/06/02 - Bielelfield, Germany 12/06/02 - Kassel, Germany 14-15/06/02 - Babylon - Istanbul, Turkey 22/06/02 - Clifford Brown Jazz Festival - Wilmington, DE (USA) 23/06/02 - Huntington Arts Summer - Long Island, NY (USA) 24/06/06 - Blue Note - New York, NY (USA) 28/06/02 - Montreal Jazz Festival - Montreal, Canada 15/07/02 - Messina Jazz Festival - Messina, Italy 16/07/02 - Marsala Jazz Festival - Marsala (TP), Italy 19/07/02 - Tondefestas - Tondela, Portugal 22-23-24/07/02 - Blue Note - Tokyo, Japan 25/07/02 - Motion Blue - Yokohama, Japan 27/07/02 - Les Nuits des Suds - Vence, France 30/07/02 - Angers l'Ete - Angers, France 31/07/02 - Festival de Jazz - Aix-En-Provence, France 3/08/02 - Jazz à Vannes - Vannes, France 4/08/02 - Jazz In Marciac - Marciac, France 5/08/02 - Fiesta Latina - Séte, France 9-10/09/02 - Yoshi's - Oakland, CA (USA) 12/09/02 - Fresno State University - Fresno, CA (USA) 14/09/02 - Wild Thyme Outdoor Theater - Sonoma, CA (USA) 16/09/02 - Music Hall University of Winconsin - Madison, WI (USA) 20/09/02 - Walker Arts Center - Mineapolis, MN (USA) 21/09/02 - Chicago World Music Festival - Museum of contemporary Arts - Chicago, IL (USA) 22/09/02 - Chicago World Music Festival - Hot House - Chicago, IL (USA) Special Projects Duo: 18/01/02 - Le Matin Bleu - Annecy, France Duo: 19/01/02 - MJC - Romans/Isere, France Duo: 24/01/02 - La Coupe d'Or - Rochefort, France Duo: 25-26/01/02 - Musée Dapper - Paris, France Duo: 29/01/02 - Jazz Club - Charleville Méziere, France Quartet: 30/01/02 - Le Cheval Blanc - Schiltigheim, France Duo: 1/02/02 - Le Mediator - Perpignan, France Quartet: 21/2/02 - Jerona, Spain Creation "David Murray Meets O. Sosa's Roots": 3/04/02 - Musée Dapper - Paris, France Trio: 6/07/02 - Bagnol's Blues - Bagnol/Céze, France "Cuba, Sanctuary of Rhythms - Sentir": 7/07/02 - Park Jazz - Courtrai, Belgium "David Murray Meets O. Sosa's Roots": 23/08/02 - Rocella Jonica, Italy "David Murray Meets O. Sosa's Roots": 25/08/02 - Açores Islands, Portugal