John Maestas/Asher Barreras Nonet • jazz

Thursday Apr 11, 2013

210 Yale Blvd SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106

Phone: 268-0044
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After their debut performance at Outpost last August the John Maestas-Asher Barreras Nonet is back with a fresh take on modern large ensemble music. The Nonet boasts a variety of compositions ranging from originals to jazz standards to take on modern day artists such as J Dillsa and Herbie Hancock. Arrangements are by nonet members, all composers in their own right. The group embodies the tradition of improvised music while keeping it feeling like 2013, and breaking down the preconception that big bands are "nerdy" when in fact they can be "ultra cool." It's Asher Barreras, bass; John Maestas, guitar; Paul Palmer III, drums; Ben Finberg, trombone; Ben Finberg, trombone; Kanoa Kaluhiwa and Aaron Lovato, tenor sax; JQ Whitcomb and Paul Gonzales, trumpet; Glenn Kostur, alto sax; and featured guest, Hakim Bellamy, vocals.