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EL ECO Perform at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival

Jazzed Magazine • News • November 1, 2017

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EL ECO and drummer-composer Guillermo Nojechowicz performed this Wednesday (November 1) at the Dominican Republic Jazz Festival with New York Voices co-founder and vocalist Kim Nazarian, pianist Helio Alves, bass-player Fernando Huergo, saxophonist Marco Pignataro, and Grammy Award winner Brian Lynch on trumpet.

Their Dominican Republic appearance marked the debut of Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933, their new album inspired by Guillermo’s family history.  

A leader of Boston’s Latin jazz scene, EL ECO received national acclaim in a broadcast performance on National Public Radio’s “Jazz Set” with host and Grammy Award-winning vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater. Their past performances have included the Curação International Jazz Festival in the Netherland Antilles, the Freihofer Jazz Festival in Saratoga Springs, the Telluride Jazz Celebration in Colorado, and the Buenos Aires Jazz Festival in Guillermo’s native Argentina.

Guillermo is also an international clinician and educator. He performed with his students and guest artist Joshua Redman through a program with Harvard University and with former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky at Google Headquarters in Cambridge. Traveling in 2012 and 2016 to the Panama Jazz Festival – where jazz pianist Danilo Perez is Artistic Director – he and his students performed and he taught master class workshops in Brazilian jazz.

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