Elsa Nilsson Quartet Salt Wind CD Release, Camila Meza and The Nectar Orchestra
196 Allen St.
New York, NY, 10002
Doors 6:30 PM / Show 7:00 PM
This event is 21 and over
Elsa Nilsson Quartet Salt Wind CD Release
Come celebrate the release of Elsa Nilsson's new CD "Salt Wind"! The night will be two sets, first the fantastic Camila Meza will play a set with her Nectar Orchestra at 7 om and then the Elsa Nilsson Quartet will play pieces off of the new album at 8 pm.
Ticket costs will include a download of "Salt Wind" and 15% of the proceeds will go to Lighthouse Relief, an organisation providing support to Syrian refugees in Greece.
Elsa Nilsson Quartet
Elsa Nilsson / Flutes and Voice
Jeff McLaughlin / Guitar
Alex Minier / Bass
Cody Rahn / Drums
Flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson’s new album “Salt Wind” is a deeply personal expression with influences from every aspect of her colorful life. Born in Gothenburg, Sweden and raised by a California hippie, Nilsson had her feet planted in two very different cultures, leading her to seek commonalities wherever she can find them. She believes the true beauty of music is its ability to create common ground, and she weaves all kinds of folk music (including jazz) to find a deeper understanding between people and cultures. This cross-cultural philosophy is evident in her compositional style, subtly drawing from personal and universal elements to create a sound that is distinctly her own yet approachable from many angles.
Nilsson started her love affair with music in her father’s ex-Navy choir and playing piano as a small child, but it wasn’t until age fourteen, when her father broke his neck in a cycling accident, that music became Elsa’s refuge and outlet for coping with her emotions. This reliance on music as a channel for expression and a source of comfort, along with her love of the wildness (which is also breathed into her compositions), led her to the flute.
After her early years traveling between Gothenburg and California, Elsa graduated high school and, just three days later, flew to Seattle with two suitcases and her flute to continue her musical studies. She received her Bachelors of Music from Cornish College of the Arts in 2008, and Master of Music from New York University in 2013. Now, Elsa is a freelance musician based in Brooklyn, NY, performing around New York City while touring in the states as well as Europe.
Camila Meza and The Nectar Orchestra
Camila Meza and the Nectar Orchestra
Camila Meza / voice, guitar
Noam Wiesenberg / bass, string arrangements
Eden Ladin / keys
Keita Ogawa / percussion
Tomoko Omura / violin
Fung Chern Hwei / violin
Benjamin von Gutzeit / viola
Adam Fisher / cello
Vocalist/guitarist/composer CAMILA MEZA is a rarity, a glorious triptych of an artist.
She possesses a gift for composing brilliant musical landscapes, a captivating, soulfully pure vocal instrument, and a consummate prowess on guitar, ablaze with irresistible melodies and improvisations. Camila Meza, originally from Santiago, Chile, has garnered rapt attention from her colleagues, the press, and audiences in South America, New York City, and internationally, for her distinctive ability in blending jazz with her broad musical world (that includes Latin American, Brazilian, folk and pop), and for the emotional depth of her music. This rising star on the global jazz scene has been described by The New York Times as, "a bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention," and called, "a natural multi-talent, an improvising singer-guitarist who is one of the finest in the world in both creative realms," by pianist Aaron Goldberg. On February 26, 2016 Sunnyside Records proudly released Camila Meza's debut recording for the label (and her fourth overall), Traces, winning two Independent Music Awards and rave reviews from critics.
This time she presents her new project "The Nectar Orchestra" which features a string quartet and percussion, with an original repertoire and arrangements of Elliot Smith, Milton Nascimento and more.
Please note, there is a one drink minimum for this show (standing and bar stools) and two drink minimum at tables.
Limited seating is available on a first come first served basis.
Advance tickets are available online until 4PM, day of show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.