Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Sofia Rei Koutsovitis releases Sube Azul (World Village / Harmonia Mundi)
CD Release Party @ Drom, NYC
January 7, 2010

Drom Flyer
Flyer Drom

On January 7 at DROM, NYC, Argentine vocalist and composer Sofia Rei Koutsovitis will celebrate the release of Sube Azul , her sophomore CD on World Village/Harmonia Mundi. She will joined byJuancho Herrera (guitar), Eric Kurimski (guitar), Dana Leong (cello/trombone), Dan Blake (soprano sax), Jorge Roeder (bass), Yayo Serka (drums), Samuel Torres (percussion), and Jorge Perez Albela (percussion). Doors will open at 6pm for one show with two sets beginning at 7pm and 8:15pm.

Sube Azul ties together Sofia's myriad of influences into an album that brings to life her transit between hemispheres and highlights a focused and unified musical identity. Sube Azul spans the continents, transcends its origins and gathers force as a self-contained narrative, more than the sum of its parts.

Sube Azul features an impressive and wildly diverse cast of musicians: Jorge Roeder on bass; Anat Cohen on clarinet; Geoffrey Keezer and Leo Genovese on piano; Dana Leong on cello and trombone; Eric Kurimski and Juancho Herrera on guitars; Yayo Serka on drums; Celso Duarte on harp; Dan Blake on soprano saxophone; Diego Obregón on tres; and Samuel Torres, Juan Medrano Cotito, Jorge Pérez Albela, Morris Cañate, Ronald Polo and Nestor Gómez on assorted percussion.

A native of Buenos Aires, Sofia has recorded, performed and collaborated with renowned artists and bands such as Lionel Loueke, Danilo Perez, John Scofield, Bob Moses, Russ Ferrante (Yellowjackets), Pavel Urkiza (Gema y Pavel), Avantango (Pablo Aslan), Aquiles Baez, and the Pedro Martinez Project. She toured Europe with the Grammy-winning Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra and premiered Schneider's "Cerulean Skies" in Vienna. She was also recently featured with vocal giant Bobby McFerrin in "Instant Opera" at Carnegie Hall. In December 2009 she will be one of four featured vocalists chosen to premiere newly commissioned work as part of The Jazz Gallery's "New Voices" concert series. In early 2010, John Zorn's Book of Angels: Masada Book 2 will come out on Tzadik Records, featuring Sofia alongside Ayelet Gottlieb (Israel), Malika Zarra (Morocco) and Basya Shechter (USA).

Additonal New York Appearances:

  • January 5: Live on NPR's Souncheck @ 2:30 PM
  • January 9: APAP Showcase - Hilton Hotel, New York, NY @ 10:20 pm
  • January 10: APAP Showcase - Hilton Hotel, New York, NY @ 5:30 pm

sofia vid cap
Video EPK

Click here to preview " Sube Azul " (Title Track)

For more information visit

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