PTY JAZZ COLLECTIVE
Collective of musicians exploring avant-garde and Latin American music styles. every occasion demands different musical implications.
His abilities as an improviser, arranger and composer have made him a favorite of such greats as Archie Shepp, Sam Rivers, Pharaoh Sanders, Oliver Lake, Freddie Hubbard and others.
His work as a leader has been documented on several recordings with his groups.After completing his B.A. at Union College, graduate work at the New England Conservatory under Tiny Martin and Miroslav Vitous, and M.A. at Wesleyan University, Debriano joined Archie Shepp’s quartet for four years.
After a three year stint living in Europe, where he performed regularly with the Sam Rivers trio, he relocated to New York in 1985.
Once in NY, Debriano began working with a wide variety of musicians in the greater New York community including Kirk Lightsey, Sonny Fortune, Chico Freeman, Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Louis Hayes, Danilo Perez and others.
Anggie Obin was born in Panama on November, 1994. She began her musical career at the age of 12. A year later, she was enrolled formally at the National Music Institute of Panama, where she focus on classical flute performance. By this time, she has to divide her study time between scholasticall studies and music. On 2012, she enrolled the Danilo Perez Foundation and the Panama Jazz Festival staff as a volunteer, status that she maintain until now. At the same year, she was part of the Danilo Perez Foundation Youth ensemble, lead by Danilo Perez, at the opening gala of the Panama Jazz Festival 2012. At the same year, was invited from Kellog Inovation Network coordinator, Jeffrey Ernstoff, to perform at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Among her accomplishments, In March 2013 Anggie obtained the Full Tuition Scholarship from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Anggie has performed with a wide range of top artists from different genres of music, including Danilo Perez and the Global Jazz Big Band at the Panama Jazz Festival 2017, Naty Hernandez 2017 (Colombian music), the Berklee Concert Jazz Big Band with guest artist trumpeter Sean Jones at the Newport Jazz Festival. In Berklee Anggie has the opportunity to share the stage with musicians like George Garzone, Terrance Blanchard, Danilo Perez, Joyce Moreno, etc.
Colombo-Colonense drummer, percussionist, composer and educator Sebastian Garzon was born in Colombia raised in Colon, Panama. He performs, teaches, and writes with a passion about the Panamanian day-to-day life.
As a sought-after performer, he has been featured at the Nicaragua Jazz Festival, Panama Jazz festival, International Film Festival in Panama, and Fepece. Sebastian was also invited as a guest percussionist to play with the National Symphony of Panama. Currently he performs with his quartet, playing original music throughout New England and South America. He also has a solo project that includes visual projections and samples provided by Sensory Percussion.
As a composer his music has been played in Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, and the United States. He has been commissioned to write music for the Ecuador Festival de Musica de Guaranda. Garzon’s newest composition is about Panama´s invasion by the US in 1989. It features a string quartet and is set to premiere in Boston soon. This composition is the story of three percussionists at different stages in their lives.