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For Now // Chócala

  • The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC (map)

7:30pm | For Now is a creative modern jazz quintet led by vocalist/composer Isabel Crespo. The group blends modern jazz harmony, thoughtful lyrics, and intricate melodies to create a nuanced sound. Their performances are dynamic, carefully weaving improvisations and composed material, and striving for new ways of unfolding the personal experience.
8:30 | Chócala is a sonic amalgamation of Latin rhythms, rock, and jazz with a touch of tropical psychedelia resulting in an experimental yet approachable sound with an infectious groove. The band is fronted by keyboardist Liza Ortiz who’s powerful lyrics about self-assessment and affirmation are earnest, heartfelt, and entirely in Spanish. Michael Anderson (saxophone), Davey Blackburn (percussion), and Claudio Ortiz (bass) playfully harmonize and explore polyrhythmic soundscapes, offering up novel yet familiar experiences with each song.