Camila Meza's Nectar Orchestra
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Camila Meza
Singer & Guitarist

Camila Meza's Nectar Orchestra

NOV 7–10 | Women of the World

Nov 08, 2019
Joe Henderson Lab

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Original show description below.

“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 she makes her most accomplished statement yet with her new Sony Masterworks album Ámbar, accompanied by an eight-piece string quartet + rhythm section ensemble dubbed The Nectar Orchestra. Marked by lush arrangements and sublime songwriting, Ámbar features longtime collaborator Noam Wiesenberg on bass, Israeli keyboardist Eden Ladin, and Snarky Puppy/Banda Magda percussionist Keita Ogawa.

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“A bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention” (NY Times) performs with her 8-piece Nectar Orchestra.

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Meza is a profoundly swinging player whose rhythm flutters and jumps against her band’s polyrhythmic groove.

PopMatters

Meza is a profoundly swinging player whose rhythm flutters and jumps against her band’s polyrhythmic groove.

PopMatters

Personnel

Camila Meza guitar & vocals
Michael Mitchell drums & percussion
Noam Wiesenberg bass
Nick Lamb keyboards

FRICTION STRING QUARTET
Otis Harriel violin
Kevin Rogers violin
Lucia Kobza viola
Doug Machiz cello

This triple threat from Santiago, Chile, had more to offer than just a beautiful voice, thoughtful lyrics and refreshing stage presence.

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Personnel

Camila Meza guitar & vocals
Michael Mitchell drums & percussion
Noam Wiesenberg bass
Nick Lamb keyboards

FRICTION STRING QUARTET
Otis Harriel violin
Kevin Rogers violin
Lucia Kobza viola
Doug Machiz cello

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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