John Rangel Sextet

29Jun7:30 pm9:00 pmJohn Rangel SextetConcert

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Heralding a New Era of New Mexico Jazz!

Taos Jazz Bebop Society presents the John Rangel Sextet, a group of blazing new talent led by award-winning composer, pianist, educator, and producer, John Rangel.

Featuring:

John Rangel- piano

Robert Beasley- trumpet

Dominic Martinez– saxophone

Ash Mattia– electric violin

Cyrus Campbell- acoustic bass

Malachi Roberts- drums

 

John Rangel is a multi-talented musician of the highest caliber. Jazz pianist, guitarist, composer, producer and educator, Rangel has been a mainstay on the New Mexico jazz scene for more than 15 years. A classically-trained pianist, Rangel cites early influences from J.S. Bach and Stravinsky to Ray Charles, Errol Garner and Oscar Peterson.  Over his career he has explored a wide range of musical styles including Jazz, Classical, Film Music, Pop, Hi-Life, Salsa, Reggae, and Calypso. His versatility as a jazz pianist is evident in his work with artists as varied as Nat Adderly, Marcus Printup, Billy Higgins, Sam Rivers, Ravi Coltrane, Pharaoh Saunders, Bobby Shew, Tierney Sutton, Rosemary Clooney– and the full gamut of leading New Mexico jazz musicians.  
Trumpeter Robert Beasley has backed up many touring artists, most notably Ahmad Jamal, The Smithsonian Masterworks Jazz Orchestra and The Temptations, among many others. Bassist Cyrus Campbell studied performance and composition at the Berklee College of Music with luminaries like Bob Gulloti, John Lockwood, Ralph Peterson and Kenny Werner. Today he maintains a busy performance schedule in Santa Fe and beyond. Drummer Malachi Roberts has already made a name for himself with local and visiting artists in New Mexico.  And this year brings in the newest players– saxophonist Dominic Martinez and violinist Ash Mattia. A current student of Rangel’s, Ash recently won 2024 Best Arrangement of an Original Recording from the NM Music Awards, and Outstanding Soloist from the 2024 Albuquerque Jazz Festival. Mattia’s instrument is an electric violin with a slender solid body and gorgeous natural sound. Together with Rangel, the Sextet performs uplifting original jazz compositions by Rangel, Beasely and Campbell, and arrangements from the classic jazz repertoire. They offer proof-positive that jazz isn’t just for people over 50. These young players revel in it– and so will you!
 

About Taos Jazz Bebop Society

Taos Jazz Bebop Society is a 501c3 Non-Profit, who’s mission is to make Taos an exciting jazz destination worthy of the best jazz artists. Their dedicated staff strives to attract a vibrant jazz audience and to inspire young listeners to discover the joys of improvised music. 

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Time

June 29, 2024 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Location

Harwood Museum of Art

238 Ledoux Street

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