Damon Zick / Quarteto Nuevo
Year of Award
Grant or Fellowship
Jazz Road Tours Grant
- Artcore/The Lyric. August 2, 2020. Caspar WY
- On Stage Ogden/The Monarch. August 4, 2020. Ogden UT
- Blue Sage Center. August 8, 2020. Paonia CO
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 Titus, Rain Song, and Dizer O Que.