Victor Mestas- piano
John Gunther- saxophone, flute
Sandra Wong- violin, nyckelharpa
Victor Mestas, John Gunther and Sandra Wong come together to bring you a diverse and magical evening of music, exploring the coming together of kindred spirits hailing from different corners of the globe. Each world class musicians in his/her own right, they collectively bring the influences of Latin America, Scandinavia, India, the Middle-east, Western Classical, Celtic, Jazz and American Folk to the table in a respectful musical dialogue unlike any other. Join us for a concert not to be missed.
John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophone, Clarinet, and Flute. He draws inspiration for his composition and improvisation from diverse sources, from 20th century classical music to folk traditions from around the world. He has performed or recorded with Tom Harrel, Dewey Redman, Joe Williams, The Woody Herman Orchestra, and The Maria Schneider Orchestra. He received his PhD. from New York University and is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at Colorado University in Boulder.
Victor Mestas Perez, pianist: Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. He has performed with renowned bands and singers around the world including Guaco, Trabuco Venezolano, Soledad Bravo, Cheo Feliciano, and Julio Iglesias. His resume includes more than 80 recording productions for national and international renowned artists, including a 2010 Latin Grammy Award with Ilan, a Venezuelan songwriter.
He is endorsed by Yamaha. Locally, he’s been performing on the brazilian, jazz & latin- jazz scene, with Ginga, Nelson Rangell, Brad Upton and many others.
Sandra Wong is a composer, teacher and multi-instrumentalist primarily performing on
violin/fiddle and nyckelharpa. Rooted in the western classical tradition, her music includes a diverse range of folk music styles including Scandinavia, Middle-eastern, American, Celtic, Flamenco and more. Sandra tours nationally and internationally as a solo artist and in collaboration with numerous other musicians. She teaches privately and in workshop settings .She has released two solo albums; “It’s About Time” in 1999, and “Joy” in 2000 and two collaborative albums; “Frolic and Romp” in 2009 and “Sunny Side Up” in 2010. Sandra has recorded on a number of her contemporaries projects and recorded for film scores.