Jazz Concert: Camila Meza & Aaron Goldberg (UMaine Machias)
March 24, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
UMaine Machias Performing Arts Center
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Jazz Concert: Camila Meza & Aaron Goldberg (UMaine Machias)

Friday, March 24, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
UMaine Machias Performing Arts Center

PLEASE NOTE! This concert taking place at the Performing Arts Center at The University of Maine, Machias on March 24. This concert will also take place in Minsky Recital Hall on March 23.  

Vocalist/guitarist/composer Camila Meza teams up with Aaron Goldberg, one of jazz’s most compelling pianists.

The New York Times has described Camila Meza as “A bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention, Camila Meza has connected with a strong peer group since moving to New York from her native Santiago, Chile, in 2009” and adds “Ms. Meza brings an appealing combination of lightness and depth to all the material, singing in a bright, clear voice against the agile stir of a first-rate band. Her improvising, on electric or acoustic guitar, is serious business . . .”

And All About Jazz has stated “Meza’s reputation as a talented triple-threat-guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter/composer proved true…”

Hailed by Down Beat magazine for his “quick-witted harmonic reflexes, fluid command of line and cut-to-the- chase sense of narrative logic,” Aaron Goldberg has made his name as one of jazz’s most compelling pianists, both as a bandleader and frequent collaborator with Joshua Redman, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Guillermo Klein and many more. On his most recent release At The Edge of the World, Goldberg reunites with bassist Matt Penman and drummer Leon Parker.

Jazz has a way of summoning that kind of spirit from musicians, and Goldberg knows exactly how to capture it, surrounding himself with kindred spirits in pursuit of the highest expression. He and the trio embody the best of what jazz can be today: the ability to speak from deep within the tradition while putting their own collaborative imprint upon it.

This concert is free to the public, with thanks to supporting sponsors:

Cultural Affairs/Distinguished Lecture Series