Ali Bello Sextext to Hold CD Release Party, 9/24
On October 24th, the Alí Bello Sextext is celebrating the release of their CD, Connection Caracas - New York. There will be two sets, one at 8:30 and one at 10:30 PM at the Zinc Bar. Tickets are 15 dollars, and you can reserve them here.
Venezuelan born Alí Bello has become one of the most versatile and sought after violinists on the New York scene. He has distinguished himself with his versatility in different Latin and jazz music styles in addition to his well-founded classical training and multidimensional improvisational skills. Alí began his music training in El Sistema - the National System of Youth Orchestras of Venezuela, in his native country. His music education was guided by great figures of the Venezuelan music stage, including José Antonio Abreu, creator and founder of El Sistema. Mr. Abreu is internationally known as the force behind the successful Venezuelan music education program disseminating worldwide and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, as well as being the mentor of several International Artists, most notably the star Musical Director of the L.A. Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel.
To further develop his carrier, Alí moved from Caracas to New York. He instantly became an active participant in the local jazz and Latin music scene, developing his skills in the myriad musical worlds of the city. His credits and talents stretch across many genres, including jazz, classical, pop, R&B, Middle Eastern, flamenco, and especially the many styles of South American music.
Connection Caracas New York is an album which comes to life as an exploration, combination, and what could even be considered a reinvention of different traditional and contemporary music styles. The album's many musical colors and textures create canvases of musical intermixtures in which Alí's virtuosic violin, and its very distinctive palette of sounds and timbre, is the protagonist.