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Emerging Jazz Artists, Two Solos and a Trio, at Bösendorfer New York

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Emerging Talent - Jazz
At Bösendorfer New York
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Gerhard Feldmann, President
Lisa L. Feldmann, Executive Vice President

Début Series, Spring 2007

Gustavo Casenave on Solo Bösendorfer
Argentine Tangos
(Gustavo Casenave Website)

Nial Djuliarso on Solo Bösendorfer
Standards, featuring Cole Porter, Originals
(Nial Djuliarso Website)

Roy Assaf Trio
Standards featuring Gershwin, Monk, Originals
(Roy Assaf Website)
Roy Assaf on Solo Bösendorfer
Eddy Khaimovich on Bass
Ronen Itzik on Drums

And
Bösendorfer Loudspeakers, powered by Art Audio and Gill Audio Design Amplifiers, fed by Einstein's "The Last Record Player" and – connected via Dynamic Design cabling
(Read about Bösendorfer’s New Loudspeakers)


Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower
June 14, 2007


In a debut jazz event, three emerging artists, Gustavo Casenave, Nial Djuliarso, and Roy Assaf and his Trio were all invited to present works from their growing repertoires to the Bösendorfer New York jazz fans, a community of music lovers who regularly attend the “All that Jazz” Salon, as well as the classical music salons and lectures in the Bösendorfer New York showroom. Lisa Feldmann and Gerhard Feldmann hosted this event, and the program and artists were organized and introduced by this writer.


(See a Review of Gustavo Casenave’s CD).
Casenave: Gustavo Casenave is from Montevideo, Uruguay. He performs on solo piano and with duos, trios, and ensembles, including Argentine Tango, Jazz, and original compositions. He performs with Tango artists such as Hector de Curto and Victor Lavallen. He has participated with Yo-Yo Ma and the Pan American Symphony Orchestra.

Casenave Program:

"Los Mareados" (Juan Carlos Cobian)
"Palomita Blanca" (Anselmo Aieta)
"El Choclo" (Angel Villoldo)
"El Podrido" (Gustavo Casenave)
"Adios Nonino" (Astor Piazzolla)
Encore: "Un Valsesito" (Gustavo Casenave)

Casenave says, "I was so amazed and inspired to perform on such a noble and magnificent instrument; thank you, Bösendorfer! Thank you, Roberta!"


Djuliarso: Nial Djuliarso is from Jakarta, Indonesia. He has performed on solo piano at Weill Recital Hall, the Kennedy Center, and Montreux Jazz Festival. He won awards at many international piano competitions and has studied at Julliard with Wynton Marsalis and Kenny Barron and has performed with the Juilliard Jazz Orchestra.

Djuliarso Program:
“Night and Day” (Cole Porter)
“Easy To Love” (Cole Porter)
“I've Got a Crush on You” (George Gershwin)
“Joy Spring” (Clifford Brown)
“Because of You” (Arthur Hammerstein and Dudley Wilkinson)
“Moscow Morning” (Nial Djuliarso)
Encore: “Bebop” (Dizzy Gillespie)

Djuliarso says, “Great piano. More than great. Sound clear as a bell. Very responsive. Very attentive audience. Intimate space. Great place to play. Always nice to meet other musicians. Great experience. I've always wanted to try a Bösendorfer. Finally had a chance.”


Assaf Trio: Roy Assaf is from Israel and recently joined the Dizzy Gillespie All Star Band, performing with James Moody, Slide Hampton, and more. They will appear at the Blue Note this summer. Roy studied with Danilo Perez and Joe Lovano at Berklee, and currently studies with Kenny Barron at Manhattan School of Music. Eddy Khaimovich is from Lithuania and then Israel. He has studied with Bill Kirchner and Phil Markowitz. He tours internationally and has been awarded Foundations prizes. Ronen Itzik is from Israel and studied music at Berklee and his M.M. degree in Florida. Ronen has performed nationally with artists such as Marcus Strickland, Pat O’Leary, and Rodney Jordan.

Assaf Trio Program:
“Foggy Day” (George Gershwin)
“Induction” (Roy Assaf)
“I've Never Been In Love Before” (Frank Loesser)
“Blame It On My Youth” (Oscar Levant)
“I Mean You” (Thelonius Monk)
Encore: “If I Were a Bell” (Frank Loesser)

Assaf says, “The Bösendorfer piano is my favorite of all. I just came back from a three weeks tour in Europe, playing mostly other pianos, but on the few occasions I played the Bösendorfer, I felt the difference. Last week, at the Bösendorfer showroom, I had a great connection with the piano, and I could express all my musical feelings. The space was very intimate, the Bösendorfer staff made us feel welcome, and the audience appreciated the music.”

Khaimovich says, “Thank you so much for the opportunity to play at Bösendorfer. It was a pleasure, and the way the audience accepted us was one of the most warm and supportive. It is an amazing experience to play at Bösendorfer. First, the piano is just SO good - it is amazing how so many colors come out of this instrument and myself, being a bassist, especially appreciate the rich and deep lower register. Second, I love playing in small rooms to smaller audiences - small rooms allow artists and listeners to get into a really intimate spiritual connection and allow the music to flow in a very personal way through the performer to the listener. The way we were treated and accepted by you and the audience was exceptional!”

Itzik says, “I enjoyed playing at Bösendorfer very much, and enjoyed to hear that great instrument in action. It's one of the better ones I've ever heard. I also enjoyed the great attitude and vibe of the people that evening; it was a great experience. Thanks for everything.
A wine and cheese reception followed with an edible fruit arrangement, courtesy of Roberta and Edible Arrangements, West 38th Street, NYC, followed by social networking and some browsing of the fine, assembled Bösendorfers.



Roy Assaf on the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Ronen Itzik on Drums
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Eddy Khaimovich on Bass
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Tomoko Ishige, Bösendorfer Tokyo, and Eddy Khaimovich
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Roy Assaf at the Bösendorfer
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Roy Assaf at the Bösendorfer
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Roy Assaf at the Bösendorfer
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Bösendorfer New York Showroom
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Larry Borden and Gerhard Feldmann
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Manuel, Paul, and Bösendorfer New York Guest
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Lisa Feldmann and Guest
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Post-Concert Reception
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Ronen Itzik and Guests
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Nial Djuliarso, Jisoo Ok, Hector Del Curto
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Eddy, Vicky, and Gustavo
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Hector, Vicky, Gustavo
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Gerhard and Tomoko Ishige
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Gustavo at the Bösendorfer
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Gustavo at the Bösendorfer
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Eddy, Gustavo, Lisa, Roy
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Nial Djuliarso, Roy Assaf, Gustavo Casenave
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Nial Djuliarso at the Bösendorfer
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Nial Djuliarso at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Nial Djuliarso at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower



Paul Mills and Nial Jam at the Bösendorfer
Photo courtesy of Roberta Zlokower




For more information, contact Dr. Roberta E. Zlokower at zlokower@bestweb.net