Damon Zick / Quarteto Nuevo

Jazz Quartet

Damon Zick & Quarteto Nuevo

Recipient Information


Burbank, California


Jazz Quartet

Year of Award


Grant or Fellowship

Jazz Road Tours Grant

Grant Amount



About the Artist

Quarteto Nuevo merges western classical, eastern European folk, Latin and jazz with an organic feel that packs a wallop!  Their diverse programs can be tailored to fit anywhere, from an intimate chamber music venue to a large outdoor festival.  The ensemble’s razor-sharp precision is enhanced by jazzy interludes, lightly rumbling percussion motifs and mesmerizing rhythms.  They effectively meld the music of ancient worlds and faraway places with a contemporary groove that enchants audiences of all ages!

Winners of the Beverly Hills National Auditions, Quarteto’s master musicians create emotionally-charged soundscapes with instruments and sensibilities that represent very different world cultures. Their unique instrumentation – soprano saxophone/alto flute (Damon Zick), cello (Jacob Szekely), guitar (Kenton Youngstrom) and hand percussion (Felipe Fraga) – richly colors their wide-ranging repertoire, from Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras and Chick Corea’s Children’s Song No. 6 to Traditional Macedonian Gadjarsko and original works Hector, Desmond and TitusRain Song, and Dizer O Que.