The Wexner Center for the Arts presents Guillermo Klein Y Los Guachos live at the Wexner Performance space on Tuesday, June 5th at 8pm. Guillermo Klein Y Los Guachos, a fantastic 11-piece band, bridge jazz and “folkloric futurism.” His band includes some of the top musicians in the world today. One of the most original artists to emerge on the international scene in recent times, Argentine jazz composer and pianist Guillermo Klein is noted for distinctive compositions featuring dazzling rhythms, lush harmonic layers, and rich melodies. Klein feeds off the improvisational energy of jazz but also integrates sounds from a broad range of musical experiences, including the folkloric tangos and chacareras of his native Argentina, the emotional pull of human voices, musical modernism and minimalism, as well as counterpoint, drones, complex meters, and children’s songs. The results are unclassifiable but frequently buoyed by intense lyricism and thick, active grooves.
We are extremely pleased to be able to introduce to Columbus audiences to this widely beloved “musician’s musician,” who rarely tours in the United States, immediately after his annual residency at the Village Vanguard. Klein attended the Berklee School of Music in Boston, established a presence in New York early on, and has since balanced his time between the progressive international jazz hotbed of Barcelona and his home in Buenos Aires. His all-star band (who perform on Filtros, his most recent critically acclaimed release) features top musicians dedicated to the demands of his advanced musical ideas and includes Miguel Zenón, Bill McHenry, and Chris Cheek on saxes, trumpeters Richard Nant, Diego Urcola, and Taylor Haskins, Sandro Tomasi on trombones, and guitarist Ben Monder, with a rhythm section of Fernando Huergo on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums.
Guillermo Klein Y Los Guachos
Tue, June 5, 2012 | 8:00PM
Wexner Center Performance Space