Oscar Peñas Quartet
Oscar Peñas Quartet
Spanish Jazz Guitarist

Oscar Peñas Quartet

MAR 3-6 | Guitar Week

Mar 05, 2022
Joe Henderson Lab
SatMar 5
7:00 PM

$25

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SatMar 5
8:30 PM

$25

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Barcelona-born guitarist, arranger and composer Oscar Peñas makes his SFJAZZ debut with this quartet performance. A recipient of the Jazz Road grant from the South Arts organization, Peñas was already a widely respected figure on the international jazz scene before he settled in New York City a decade ago. Since then he’s truly blossomed, creating a singular body of work that weaves together elements of jazz, Spanish folk music, and the European classical tradition.

Often working with unorthodox instrumentation, in this case violinist Sara Caswell, bassist Moto Fukushima, and drummer Richie Barshay, he doesn’t blend disparate influences so much as stitch them together with an internal emotional logic. Peñas established himself a vital new voice in New York with two critically hailed albums, most recently 2014’s Music of Departures and Returns featuring Gil Goldstein, Paquito D'Rivera, and Esperanza Spalding. His latest project Almadraba, which was inspired by the ancient sustainable fishing practices in Andalusia, features bass legend Ron Carter, and premiered in 2018 at the BAM Next Wave Festival. A major league talent with a capacious musical imagination, Peñas embodies the limitless promise of jazz’s global reach. 

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A major league talent with a capacious musical imagination, Peñas embodies the limitless promise of jazz’s global reach. 

Oscar is a beautiful player with a totally unique sense of sound and color in his writing

Esperanza Spalding

Oscar is a beautiful player with a totally unique sense of sound and color in his writing

Esperanza Spalding

Personnel

Oscar Peñas guitar
Sara Caswell violin
Moto Fukushima bass
Richie Barshay drums

A seamless synthesis of musical idioms and artistic disciplines.

DownBeat on Oscar Peñas

Personnel

Oscar Peñas guitar
Sara Caswell violin
Moto Fukushima bass
Richie Barshay drums

A seamless synthesis of musical idioms and artistic disciplines.

DownBeat on Oscar Peñas

Listen

Oscar Peñas

Paco

Oscar Peñas

Etude No. 1

Oscar Peñas

Paco

Oscar Peñas

Etude No. 1

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