Linda Briceno, Myles Sloniker - El Sistema Colorado Fundraiser

Linda Briceno, Myles Sloniker - El Sistema Colorado Fundraiser

Sun, March 26, 2017

6:00 pm


Linda Briceño, Myles Sloniker Collaboration Project
Fundraiser for El Sistema Colorado students

Linda Briceño - Vocals and Trumpet
Myles Sloniker - bass
Mark Sloniker - piano
Joe Anderies - Alto Flute, saxophone
Drummer - TBA

Get your tickets NOW – a sold-out show is expected!"

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El Sistema Colorado Fundraiser
El Sistema Colorado Fundraiser
"Since meeting in 2014 at New York’s New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Venezuelan trumpeter and vocalist Linda Briceño and American bassist Myles Sloniker have combined their mutual passion for jazz and music education.

The duo’s repertoire is drawn from jazz, pop, folk, and traditional Latin American music, but above all is rooted in spontaneity and joyful expression.

The message is simple: music speaks to all of us, transcending borders, languages and nationalities.

In this spirit, Linda and Myles proposed this special concert as a fundraiser for the young students of El Sistema Colorado.
Guest performances include Joe Anderies on the flute and saxophone, and Mark Sloniker on the piano.

Don’t miss an incredible night of music, as well as the opportunity to learn more about El Sistema, and its incredible mission. El Sistema creates beauty and hope in bringing not only music, but also community and perseverance to music students and families across the globe.
Several El Sistema Colorado students will also join in the performance, sharing their musicianship and perspectives on the program.

Linda Briceño

Linda Briceño has captured international attention as a trumpeter, vocalist, big band director and composer. In 2014 she received two Latin Grammy nominations: Best New Artist and Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album. She was the first Venezuelan woman to play with the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center. Music Director, Wynton Marsalis said of her, “...she has a deep understanding of musical concepts and ideas. There is a weight in her sound.”

Now 28, she’s played with musical masters for most of her life. At age 10, the Venezuelan-born wiz-kid joined luminaries Alex AcunÞa, Paquito D’Rivera, Armando Manzanero, Bela Fleck, and Abraham Laboriel in her first studio project. She's played the Bahrain Grand Prix, with the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band, Arturo Sandoval and Paquito de Rivera.

Briceño’s connection with El Sistema is profound, as she and her father founded the “Simon Bolivar Big Band Jazz” in 2007, under the direction of Maestro Jose Antonio Abreu. Abreu is the founder of El Sistema, now serving over 400,000 youth through hundreds of orchestras and choirs in Venezuela. Briceño is thrilled to be a part of raising awareness for El Sistema Colorado in this special event, believing that all children deserve the same chance she had to succeed through music.

The World Economic Forum embraced Briceño as a Young Global Shaper in 2012, recognizing her entrepreneurial efforts in developing empowerment strategies for young artists and musicians in Latin America.

Myles Sloniker

Myles Sloniker is an accomplished bassist and composer. Versed in a multitude of musical styles – from jazz to classical, folk and new age – Sloniker has established himself as a prominent young voice across the city’s musical scene. Born in Colorado, Sloniker spent his childhood around his parents’ folk performances and symphony concerts. A veteran performer by the age of 18, Sloniker studied jazz at the University of Northern Colorado.

Moving to New York at the age of 20 for the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, he studied under bassist Ron Carter and composer Kirk Nurock. Sloniker has performed with musical luminaries like Seamus Blake, Ron Miles, David Hazeltine, and David Amram.

About El Sistema Colorado:
60 Minutes featured the original El Sistema, established in Venezuela over 40 years ago by Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu. It serves over 400,000 youth – many impoverished - through hundreds of orchestras, choirs and ensembles. El Sistema Colorado launched in 2012, and now serves nearly 600 low-income students, kindergarten through high school in three Denver Public Schools. El Sistema Colorado cultivates academic success, self-confidence, and creativity and social-emotional development.
Venue Information:
Dazzle Jazz
930 Lincoln Street
Denver, CO, 80203