CANCELLED-Gonzalo Teppa Quintet
Tonight’s performance with Gonzalo Teppa’s Quintet has been cancelled 😩. The news isn’t all bad though! The drummer Andy Wheelock has just welcomed a new baby boy into the world this morning, and understandably cannot make it to the gig tonight. Out of respect for the depth and complexity of the music as well as the group dynamic, it was not suitable to just find a sub for the gig so we decided to the show should be cancelled. Apologies to anyone that was looking forward to tonight. All ticket purchases will be refunded.
Gonzalo Teppa – bass
Greg Harris – vibraphone/piano/percussion
Alex Heffron – guitar
Andrew Wheelock – drums
Ike Spivak – sax/flute/clarinet
Venezuelan Bassist and composer Gonzalo Teppa presents his new project “Gonzalo Teppa Quintet”, performing his most recent original music that draws from the musical wells of contemporary jazz, Latin American music (Venezuelan, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban), ballads, swing, blues, free jazz and more. Each composition written by Gonzalo is inspired in his family and his native country Venezuela. After winning the Pathways to Jazz Grant in 2018, Gonzalo was able to record his new album this past June, featuring: Greg Harris on vibraphone/piano/percussion, Alex Heffron on guitar, Andrew Wheelock on drums and Ike Spivak on sax/flute/clarinet.
Teppa obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master in Jazz Studies degrees at CU, Boulder. Teppa has performed with Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Wilson, Ed Simon, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Bobby Shew, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Don Byron, Jeremy Pelt, Ben Goldberg, among others. Some of Gonzalo Teppa’s awards are: “Pathways to Jazz Grant-2018”, “2004, 2005, 2006 Best Jazz Soloist Award” from Downbeat Magazine, two Latin Grammy nominations, and more. Teppa has released five albums: “Designios”, “Travesias”, “Serpentina, “CONtrabajos de Aldemaro” and “Sinergia”. Currently, Gonzalo Teppa is a Faculty member of the UW, Laramie.