199 Chambers St. (BMCC campus)
Finalist, 2019 DC Jazz Festival’s DCJazzPrix
Zahili Gonzalez Zamora (piano, vocals), Gerson Esteban Lazo Quiroga (bass, minor percussion, vocals), Paul Sanchez Pacheco (trumpet, flugelhorn), and Takafumi Nikaido (percussion).
MIXCLA is a play on words and a play on sounds hailed from the mountains of Chile, to the traditions of Japan and driven by the fires of Cuba, to achieve a truly unique Afro Cuban Jazz experience. All members of this sonic masterpiece are graduates of Berklee College of Music, and have performed internationally in various events, such as the Montreal Jazz Festival 2015, the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Wolf Ferrari Haus in Ottobrunn, Germany, in which they were highly acclaimed. They hold the Downbeat Magazine Latin Group Outstanding Performance win (2017), as well as the Boston Music Awards nomination for International Artist of the Year (2018). This mixture of cultural spices makes the perfect recipe for any musical experience.
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.