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Cuadrado, Alexis

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Alexis Cuadrado
MA in Jazz Performance at the Aaron Copland School of Music- Queens College
Bass

Profile:
Barcelona-born bassist ALEXIS CUADRADO is one of the most sought-after musicians in the New York jazz scene, with his most recent recording, Noneto Ibérico (2011) released to wide critical acclaim. Cuadrado also has three other CDs as a leader: Puzzles (2008), Visual (2004) and Metro (2001), which include original compositions, and have also been enthusiastically received by critics and fans alike.  In addition, Cuadrado has excellent credits as a sideman, with recordings and performances with such greats as Kurt Rosenwinkel, Bruce Barth, Ben Monder, Perico Sambeat, Mark Turner, Grammy winner Angelique Kidjo, Youssou N'Dour, Dianne Reeves, Omara Portuondo, Steve Wilson, Seamus Blake and many others.  He also freelances with different bands around the world.  Cuadrado’s newest project, A Lorca Soundscape, a commission from Chamber Music America featuring vocalist Claudia Acuña and saxophonist Miguel Zenón, recently premiered in NYC and was broadcast world-wide via National Public Radio.  In June 2012, Cuadrado will premiere “Jazz Miniatures,” a piece for a double quartet (jazz and string quartet) commissioned by The Jazz Gallery. Cuadrado is also a devoted educator who teaches worldwide as a guest lecturer in addition to his work at New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. He is also founder of the Brooklyn Jazz Underground, a ten bandleader/composer collective that seeks to promote originality, and create awareness of innovative jazz artists in Brooklyn.  And he is co-owner of the record label Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records.


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