Metropolitan Room Presents: A night of Global Jazz: Oscar Penas Crossroads, Uri Gurvich 4tet & Petr Cancura’s Down Home 

Metropolitan Room Presents: A night of Global Jazz: Oscar Penas Crossroads, Uri Gurvich 4tet & Petr Cancura’s Down Home 

Friday, January 15th, 2016 

9:30 pm to 11:30 pm 

@Metropolitan Room 

34 West 22nd street 

New York NY 10010 

Three jazz improvisers from three different cultures and traditions decided to settle in New York, bringing their roots and flavors into their own original compositions, while making a unique contribution to the world of JAZZ. 


Oscar Peñas Crossroads 

Oscar Penas guitar 

Pete Rende piano 

Kim Cass bass 

Rogerio Boccato drums 

“The music will certainly leave the listener with a joyful and playful feeling; Peñas’ focus on making good heartfelt music is a breath of fresh air.” JazzTimes 

Spanish jazz guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas is well known for his unique style of music that has been described as "transnational cool," fusing traditional jazz with hints of flamenco and South American grooves. 


Uri Gurvich 4tet 

Uri Gurvich alto sax 

Leo Genovese piano 

Peter Slavov bass 

Francisco mela drums 

"Jazz is an indigenous American art form, but it is also a thoroughly global enterprise. And few of the music's practitioners embody its universality more completely than saxophonist Uri Gurvich." Downbeat 

Uri Gurvich is a saxophonist and composer originally from Israel, residing in New York for the past decade, where he is an in-demand saxophonist and a critically acclaimed bandleader. 


Petr Cancura's Down Home 

Petr Cancura saxophone, banjo 

Kirk Knuffke cornet 

Brian Drye trombone 

Garth Stevenson bass 

Jason Nazary drums 

"Incisive polyphony surrounds the leader’s gutbucket statements on the shambolic cut “Roasting”, its gestures of stateliness and rollick a perfect followup..." The New York City Jazz Record 

Petr Cancura, a saxophonist with knowledge of Jazz, Balkan, African and American folk traditions, Petr performs on banjo and mandolin, all of which influences each other into a roots song & improvising music machine with a visual sensibility. 



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