Dimanche 27 août 2017
Avec le célèbre Showman Harmoniciste JOE POWERS (États-Unis)
CHF 20 Open-bar | De 20h30 à 00h00 | Lieu habituel : 1 rue du Vieux-Billard, 1er étage, Plainpalais, 1205 Genève
====== L'Artiste Joe Powers en quelques mots ======
For over a decade, harmonica virtuoso, Joe Powers has performed at concerts, festivals, and milongas around the world from from Paris to Tokyo, collaborating with renowned Tango maestros, orquestas, and Electro-Tango fusion bands like Otros Aires, Tanghetto and Narcotango.
====== Biographie ======
Harmonica virtuoso, Joe Powers is known for bending and blending genres from jazz to classical, hip-hop to world music, and Argentine Tango. Since gaining a music degree from the University of Oregon he has performed around the world, from Paris to Tokyo and won the Belgian Crystal Harmonica Award/Classical Division in 2008.
Powers has collaborated with renowned Tango maestros including; Narcotango, Tanghetto, Otros Aires, Nicolás Ledesma, Emilio de la Peña, Horacio Cabarcos, Pablo Motta, the UK's "Tango Siempre", and Japan's "Orquesta Aurora". He has also appeared with groups/artists as diverse as Pink Martini, British pop icon Jamie Cullum, Canadian Boogie-Woogie pianist, Michael Kaeshammer, Sony jazz guitarist Yosuke Onuma, French blues legend J.J. Milteau, and the Ichikawa Symphony Orchestra in Japan.
In 2012 his Tango quintet was featured with sold-out performances at one of North America's top Classical music series, the Oregon Bach Festival, sharing the bill with super star violinist, Joshua Bell. In 2013 he guest stared with the Vancouver Symphony orchestra kicking off their 35th season with double performances of the Gordon Jacob Harmonica Suite. On his 2016 world tour he gave a sold-out concert with the Barcelona Symphonic Band, and performed the Villa Lobos Harmonica concerto with the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra guest conducted by famous Bulgarian conductor, Emil Tabakov. Most recently, on his 20th tour in Japan, Joe was voted "favorite artist" by FM Osaka listeners and his trio was a headliner at the 37th annual Cathedral Park Jazz Festival.
His fifth studio album, “Apasionado” was recorded in April, 2015 in Buenos Aires with some of Argentina’s top Tango musicians and features six of Joe’s original compositions as well as six Tango classics. More information at: www.joepowers.com
====== Video Clips ======
- Classical Music: guest soloist with the Ichikawa Symphony
- Jazz with Japan's famous guitarist, Yosuke Onuma: Yosuke Onuma
- Tango duo at Seattle's Beneroya Hall
- Tango duo with Scott O'Day Live in San Francisco
- Tango Quintet at the Oregon Bach Festival
- Blues with top selling UK Jazz artist Jamie Cullum
====== Discography ======
2015 Apasionado - Famous and original Tangos recorded in Buenos Aires.
2009 Melancolie - Hauntingly beautiful compositions by Michael Hoppé
2007 Amor de Tango - Classic Tangos performed with Argentine maestros.
2005 World of Songs - A trip around the world with harmonica and guitar.
====== Contact ======
Producer/Manager: Kimiko King
Tel: (503) 318-9185
====== Critiques des médias / Commentaires d'autres artistes ======
"One of the finest harmonica players in the world." Jamie Cullum, Top selling UK Jazz artist
"During the past decade, Powers has become one of the world’s best diatonic and chromatic harmonica players, conquering the worlds of blues, jazz, classical and tango." Rob Cullivan, Portland Tribune
"The most intriguing AmericanTango maestro of the 21st Century." Nishimura, Latina Magazine, Japan
"Great repertoire and musicianship" Carlos Franzetti, Latin-Grammy winner and Argentine Composer
"Joe Powers Tango Trio is class, virtuosity, complete intimacy, total simplicity." J.M. Coeffeur, La Nouvelle République
“Amazingly versatile and deeply musical” Michael Hoppe Grammy-nominated Composer
"Who knew the harmonica could sound so great!" Thomas M. Lauderdale, Pink Martini
"Electric presence and musicality" Victoria Racz, Oregon Chamber Players
"A very talented musician...very soulful." Howard Levy – Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Grammy Winner
“A pleasure to hear harmonica virtuoso Joe Powers.” Salvador Brotons - Vancouver Sympony conductor
"When I had the chance to jam with (Joe) it was one of those magical musical experiences...he's an amazing player!" Mark McMIllen - Bobby Caldwell Band Music Director
==== Highlight Tango Festivals & Milongas ===
Tango Chilango Festival - Mexico ; Tangofolie Festival - Switzerland ; England International Tango Festival ; Tango Mango - South Zeal, UK ; Media Luna Tango Festival, Cesena, Italy ; Tango Revolution Festival, Cesena, Italy ; Mephisto Bal - Paris, France ; Tres Minutos - Toulouse, France ; Tango Nuevo Festival - Bonn, Germany ; Tango Ocho - Stuttgart, Germany ; Filmcasino Milonga - Münich, Germany ; WeiNeo Tango Festival - Vienna, Austria ; London Tango Extraveganza ; Tango Acropolis - Athens ; Tokyo International Tango Festival ; World Tango Festival - Tokyo ; Amigo Tango Festival - Tokyo ; Heartlands Tango Festival - Minneapolis ; San Diego Tango Festival ; Portland Tango Festival ; Tango Magic Festival - Seattle ; Vancouver Tango Marathon - Canada ; Passion for Tango Festival - Victoria, Canada ; Valentango Festival - Portland, Oregon
Buenos Aires Milongas: Niño Bien, La Virtua, El Catedrál de Tango, Milonga de Las Morrochas, and Club Villa Malcóm.