Tonight, it’s a trio version ofÂ Sandor y su Mecanica!
Pianist Eduardo Corzo from Havana, Cuba
joins bassist David Pinto from Lima, Peru
& the Nicaraguan/American drummer
Sandor Moss from the Richmond District!
About Eduardo Corzo:
Born in “el Vedado”, neighborhood of Havana, Cuba, Corzo began his musical study with his father, Gregrio Corzo, a violinist of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. Later, he embarked upon an independent study of guitar and piano, until he decided to complete a formal education at Ignacio Cervantes Conservatorio where he graduated as clarinetist.
At 21, Corzo had the opportunity to compose and arrange music for Cuban television, an endeavor which allowed him to later complete further theatrical and cinematic works. He also served as musical director of the Conjunto Nacional de Espectaculos, under the talent of cuban humorist Alejandro Garcia (Virulo), and toured to Colombia, Mexico, and Venezuela.
While attempting to explore musical roots and sonorities, Eduardo also focused on the fields of literature and theater. He is an artist with broad vision, interested in genres and styles different from his own, and whose background includes a mix of everything from Bach’s partitas to Afro Cuban sounds, as well as music from other parts of the world.
After a sojourn in Mexico, he moved to the U.S. in 1999, living and working in Chicago and Los Angeles before making his way to San Francisco in 2012, where he directs and plays in the Cuband and teaches at the Community Music Center.
Below:Â Â Last week’s Mecanica at Bird & Beckett – Sandor Moss (drumset) second from right, with (left to right) Juan Ceballos (flute), Fito Reinoso (tres & vocal), Gabriel Navia (guitar) and Sandy Perez (congas)
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