Camila Meza | SFJAZZ

Camila Meza

Camila Meza

 

Camila Meza

Friday, December 2, 7:00pm · 8:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Joe Henderson Lab

 

Camila Meza

Called “a bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention” by The New York Times, Chilean artist Camila Meza has brought a fresh new sound to the jazz scene, writing songs crossing genres in both English and Spanish, and infusing material from a diverse range of composers with vibrant energy and delightful effervescence. Absorbing the jazz-fusion records of her brother and a generous dose of 70s rock, Meza began singing and songwriting in high school while developing a passion for guitar and the playing of Pat Metheny and George Benson. She set of on her career’s path at 19 and recorded her 2007 debut Skylark at 22, touring the country before making her new home in New York, where she studied with masters including Vic Juris and Gil Goldstein. Meza’s profile as a major new voice in jazz exploded with the release of her third album Retrato, and makes her most accomplished statement yet with her new Sunnyside session Traces, featuring a superlative band of all-stars including Israeli pianist Shai Maestro, SFJAZZ Collective bassist Matt Penman, and drummer Kendrick Scott. The record is a kaleidoscopic look into Meza’s musical world, balancing Latin-tinged originals with refreshing covers of material by Sondheim, L.A. tastemaker Jon Brion, and Brazilian crossover star Djavan.

Artist Personnel

Camila Meza vocals & guitar
James Francies piano
Or Bareket bass
Jeremy Dutton drums

Artist Website

"A bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention " — The New York Times
"This triple threat from Santiago, Chile, had more to offer than just a beautiful voice, thoughtful lyrics and refreshing stage presence " — DownBeat

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