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Salomon Maawad Jazz Sextet and Special guests


By Salomon Maawad

During a musical career of more than 35 years as sax player and composer, I have been greatly influenced by the rhythms, melodies, and harmonies of the legends of jazz. Although classical jazz might have been my stepping stone, I have developed a style of my own, blending melodies and rhythms from all over the musical map (Bebop, Latin, North African, Funk, and Modern Jazz). Utilizing the offbeat time signature characteristics of avant-garde jazz, I’ve come up with a varied and eclectic sound that is at once highly original, musically complex, and pleasing to the ear. I have been organizing these national jazz encounters since 2003 to bring together a group of jazz-loving musicians to explore, develop, and present original projects and, most of all, to jam together, enjoy, and have fun.

Victor Correa is a bass and tenor trombone, piano, and tuba player as well as a composer and musical arranger. After a brief stint at the conservatory, he studied at the Escuela de Música Creativa in Madrid for several years and obtained his advanced degree in jazz from the ESMUC in Barcelona, completing his training in Rotterdam and New York. Back in Spain, he has combined his professional career as a musician with his work as professor at the Liceu Conservatory and Taller de Música.

Correa has played and collaborated with noted artists such as Perico Sambeat, Paquito d’Rivera, Marc Anthony, Jerry González, Bob Sands, Dick Oatts, Scott Robinson, Nicholas Payton, Brad Lealee, Brian Lynch, Charlie Hunter, Scott Almendola, Joan Monné, Joan Chamorro, David Xirgu, Ramon Prats, Santi de la Rubia, and Ernesto Aurignac, among others.

He has participated in festivals both in Europe and Latin America and has released five albums as a soloist, recently premiering his latest work, Strong-Bone.

Correa currently resides in Mexico, where he develops his artistic activity and continues his teaching career at the JazzUv—Universidad Veracruzana.

Francisco Lelo de Larrea is a guitarist and composer born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in 1976. He began his musical studies at the Superior School of Music in Monterrey and then continued at the National Conservatory of Music in Mexico City. He graduated with a jazz guitar major from the Superior School of Music of INBA.

He is part of the new generation of Mexican jazz musicians and is considered one of the best guitar players in Latin America.

For the last 20 years, he has performed at major venues and festivals in Mexico and Central America, South America, Spain, and the United States. Since 2011, he has lived in New York City, where he obtained an master of art degree in jazz performance.



Salomon Maawad Jazz Sextet and Special guests

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