martes, 4 de noviembre de 2014

The talented young trumpet sounded Alejandro Berti at the prestigious 2014 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition

This is the statement I come we Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in connection with high and prestigious competition which will take effect on 8 and 9 November 2014, where between thirteen (13) semifinalists best young trumpeters in the world, figure Venezuelan Alejandro Berti and as you can see below to be transmitted by the major institution for your website and facebook page:

2014 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition & All-Star Gala Concert to be Held November 8-9 in Los Angeles
President Bill Clinton to Receive Maria Fisher Founders Award
Herbie Hancock, Kevin Spacey, Pharrell Williams, Queen Latifah, John Mayer, Jimmy Heath, Chaka Khan, Wayne Shorter, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Taj Mahal, Dianne Reeves and Many More
This years Competition will feature 13 of the worlds most outstanding young jazz trumpeters who will perform before a panel of jazz greats including Ambrose AkinmusireRandy BreckerRoy HargroveQuincy JonesJimmy Owens and Arturo Sandoval.
The trumpet semifinalists are:

Benny Benack III of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Alejandro Berti of Caracas, Venezuela

Chris Burbank of Bedford, New Hampshire

Billy Buss of Berkeley, California

Mike Cottone of Rochester, New York

Philip Dizack of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Marquis Hill of Chicago, Illinois

Alphonso Horne of Jacksonville, Florida

Aidan Lombard of Kenilworth, Illinois

Gabriel King Medd of Coralville, Iowa

Hermon Mehari of Kansas City, Missouri

Adam OFarrill of Brooklyn, New York

Mao Sone of Chiba, Japan.

The Semifinals of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition will be held on Saturday, November 8th at Schoenberg Hall on the UCLA campus from 12 to 5 p.m. Each semifinalist will perform for 15 minutes, accompanied by Rodney Whitaker on bass, Reggie Thomas on piano, and Carl Allen on drums. Three finalists will be selected to participate in the Competition Finals on Sunday, November 9th at the Dolby Theatre. They will vie for scholarships and prizes totaling more than $100,000 including a $25,000 first place scholarship and a guaranteed recording contract with Concord Music Group.
Immediately following the three finalists performances at the Competition Finals, an All-Star Gala Concert on Sunday, November 9 will bring together some of the most renowned artists of our time. Herbie HancockQuincy Jones and Kevin Spacey will host the event. Special guests will include Pharrell WilliamsJohn MayerDee Dee BridgewaterWayne ShorterQueen Latifah,Jimmy HeathDon CheadleChaka KhanGoldie HawnTaj MahalDianne ReevesMarcus MillerKenny Burrell,Stefon HarrisT.S. MonkJoshua RedmanBilly ChildsMelissa AldanaVinnie ColaiutaJames GenusJeff Tain Watts,Ben WilliamsKris Bowers and others. John Beasley will serve as the evenings musical director.
At the All-Star Gala Concert, the Institute will present its prestigious Maria Fisher Founders Award to President Bill Clinton. Each year, the Founders Award is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the perpetuation of jazz music and the expansion of jazz and music education in schools around the world. Past recipients of the Founders Award include Aretha Franklin,Madeleine AlbrightGeorge BensonB.B. KingQuincy JonesJimmy HeathWayne ShorterClark TerryDr. David BakerGeorge WeinMax Roach and Stevie Wonder.
A lifelong devotee of jazz, President Bill Clinton has been a supporter of the Institute for more than two decades. The first In Performance at the White House event of his Administration was an evening of jazz on the South Lawn that was televised on PBS. Throughout his eight years in office, he showcased jazz at the White House on numerous occasions, and through the U.S. Department of State enabled jazz masters to travel around the world with young jazz professionals and students, serving as ambassadors and sharing Americas music with millions of people. A special highlight was the Summit of the Americas, where President Clinton and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright showcased jazz and the Institutes musicians before 34 world leaders.
Herbie Hancock, Chairman of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, said, We look forward to being in Los Angeles for our 2014 competition and jazz gala. This event promises to be historic, because not only are we showcasing the worlds most talented young trumpet players, we are honoring one of my personal heroes. President Clinton has been a jazz advocate for decades and supported the education programs of the Thelonious Monk Institute throughout his Presidency. He continues to be recognized for his creativity on the tenor saxophone, skills he honed during his youth through public school music programs."
Proceeds from the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition and All-Star Gala Concert will support the Institutes public school jazz education programs across the U.S. and around the world. All of these education programs are provided free of charge to students, schools and communities worldwide.

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition Semifinals

Saturday, November 8th, 2014, 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. - UCLA Schoenberg Hall, Los Angeles

Tickets are free of charge and will be distributed at 11 a.m. on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Semifinals will be streamed LIVE via and

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Trumpet Competition Finals & All-Star Gala Concert

Sunday, November 9th, 2014, 7:30 p.m. - Dolby Theatre, Hollywood

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VIP packages, which include admission to the post-event VIP Cast Party, are available from the Institute. Click Here
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Alejandro Berti is a native of Caracas, Venezuela, but has made the city of New York is his musical paradise and trumpet his right arm from exposure to the openness and vitality of improvisation. Alejandro comes from four generations of music by his father. He is a musician for whom the term "race music in his veins", we mean literally. His mother was classic and I trained on the violin before he could say a proper sentence. 

After chose the trumpet as a teenager. Alexander has served in a wide number of genres. Everything from Jazz Orchestra, from rock to funk, from salsa to SKA- whatever. For Alexander, this is not boxing himself into a genre. It's about the creative process, who lives in the rhythm and bustle of New York, and collaborating with other musicians to communicate something universal through music. When not in the studio, Alexander presents live music in clubs throughout the city and teacher performance to their dear students. A lot of time and energy of Alexander is dedicated to teaching and guiding their students. Among his pupils is Vivian, 10, said: "He has shown me the exciting world of music through the trumpet." 

The "Project Alejandro Berti" is the adventure of Alejandro Berti to collaborate with other musicians in three very different genres albums. One of the three discs is a duo of trumpet and jazz piano, where Alexander standards touch with his long-time collaborator and friend, Logan Evan Thomas on piano. 

Another album of the project is to experiment with electronics to produce a unique and rich sound acoustic instrumentation is supplemented with electronic sounds to create an atmosphere of jazz-infused riveting. Alexander will be working with his father in the most complex album Alejandro Project. This diligent effort is intended to encompass the rich traditional sounds of Americana / folk music. 

Now Alejandro is preparing a importantante competition because I get to semis, expect a great presentation and a great result, only Latin America, selected for the discerning music event. 

This is the most recent statement of Alejandro Berti (now October 21, 2014), which certainly evidence as a person, simple and human: "I feel in order to represent what I am and where very happy I have been in a competition like the Thelonious Monk Institute is of Jazz. I am honored to belong to a group of trumpeters with the sole goal of making music and being able to play my instrument in front of a jury so incredible. very happy and grateful for this opportunity "

In this short video you can appreciate the talent and virtuosity of  the young Alejandro Berti value:  (  * On this site the same article in Spanish)

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