Wed Mar 21 2018 8:00 pm
Charlie Hunter Trio
Silvana Estrada

With a career spanning 16 years and almost 20 albums, Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. He has worked with the likes of Norah Jones , Mos Def, John Mayer, D’Angelo and countless others. He is widely considered the authority on the seven and eight - string guitar, and continues to stun audiences with his ability to simultaneously bust out tasty bass parts, melodic leads and swinging rhythms.

Hunter has previously recorded for the venerable Blue Note label, Concord, Ropeadope, GroundUP and others. His recent independent venture is steered by his motivation to release music that most inspires him. Critics have touted his genius technique, but it's his profound artistic sensibility that propels his original music. Hunter's signature style of writing and performing has secured his place as one of today's great guitarists.

 

At only 19, Silvana Estrada has been steadily developing her identity within the Mexican soundscape through her literary and musical creation. Her style is a mixture of Latin American sounds with “Mainstream Song”. Her vocals echo the son jarocho tradition of the Mexican southeast combined with prose that navigates between contemporary spanish-language poetry and Mexican music of the 20's— a uniquely rich sound, full of colors and stories, that rides the edge between tradition and modernity.

Since childhood, Silvana has taken part in the musical community of her city, evolving along the way as a per- former and composer. At 17 she started jazz studies at the University of Veracruz, Jazz Studies Centre (Jazz UV).

A member of the musical community since childhood, Silvana studied jazz at University of Veracruz and since has been heard alongside the biggest names in Mexican jazz and songwriting, such as Antonio Sánchez, Lalá, Ulises Hadjis, Juan Pablo Vega, Hernan Hecht, Iraida Noriega, David Aguilar and international stars like Carter McLean & Michael League.

She currently resides in Mexico City, performs nationwide, and lends her talents to short films & television series.