199 Chambers St. (BMCC campus)
Finalist, 2019 DC Jazz Festival’s DCJazzPrix
Ana Barreiro (drums), Amy K Bormet (piano), Aaron Janik (trumpet), David Wise (sax) and Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu (bass).
Always keeping an ear to the ground for women jazz musicians, Amy Bormet was thrilled when she heard of Ana Barreiro in Los Angeles. When they met, there was instant kinship. After myriad concerts and gigs, carpooling to jam sessions, and living room listening sessions, Amy invited Ana to DC to be a part of the Washington Women in Jazz Festival. The duo has continued to play each other’s music, in every context from trio settings to a symphony orchestra. AmyAna is a clear record of their friendship with songs like Bormet’s “Santa Ana Slip,” a swinging bluesy number, and upbeat Brazilian melodies, like Barreiro’s “Saudade.” As the two continue to develop a dialogue between east coast and west coast, swing and the avant-garde, the US and Brazil, there is no place they can’t go together.
Jazz in Progress: The Next Faces of Jazz is a partnership between BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center and the DC Jazz Festival. DCJazzPrix, part of DC Jazz Fest, is a global competition created to recognize and support top rising jazz band talent, and is designed to help launch and promote the careers of emerging jazz ensembles. This past year’s competition was held in Washington DC on June 15, 2019. For more information on DCJazzPrix, please visit www.dcjazzfest.org/dcjazzprix.