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“iQba is a compelling entry among this year’s Latin Jazz releases”

-  Troy Doster, All About Jazz  -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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iQba's brief description. 

This project has a fresh, energetic and groovy sound. It melts music elements from modern Jazz with the groove of Afro Cuban rhythms and Timba, a modern Cuban dance genre which was born during 1990's. 

The name iQba (iQ-Cuba), was inspired on the economic crisis in Cuba in the 1990's. At that time, Cuban music evolved in response to the social anxiety and hardships in the island. Timba is a dance genre that gave voice to a historical moment in Cuba. The tittle  iQba (iQ-Cuba), makes reference to those years in the island and speaks to the innate intellectual capacity of the Cuban people to reinvent themselves with creativity and by using unlikely resources. iQba is a musical representation of the years of Carlos' youth listening to Timba music in a neighborhood influenced by the Yoruba religion, and from his learning experiences as a band member of Cuban Timba bands, performing the night away in front of large, dancing crowds.  

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DATES

April 13th - Averhoff Jr. & iQba at FTW JAzz Festival

April (Updating!)

April 28th (11am) Averhoff Jr. & Stefan Karsslon Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

April 27th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

April 26th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

April 24th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

April 20th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

April 19th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

April 13th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

April 13th (11AM)  Averhoff Jr & iQba (Modern AfroCuban Project) @ FTW Jazz Festival

April 12th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

April 11th (8pm) With Stefan Karlsson Jazz Quintet @ Steve’s Wine, Denton TX

April 6th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

April 4th (5pm)  Carlos Averhoff & 3+ Trio @ Doc B’s Restaurant, Fort Worth TX

April 3th (8pm)  Averhoff Jr & iQba (Modern AfroCuban Project) @ Steve’s Wine, Denton TX

April 2nd (8pm) With Pete Klaget’s Jazz Quintet @ Scatt Lounge, Fort Worth TX

March

March 30th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

March 29th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

March 24th (11am)Averhoff Jr. & Stefan Karsslon Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

March 23nd (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

March 22nd (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

March 19th (8pm) With Pete Klaget’s Jazz Quintet @ Scatt Lounge, Fort Worth TX

March 16th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

March 15th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

March 9th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

March 8th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

March 3rd (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

March 2nd (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Feb.

Feb. 24th (4pm) Guest artist with the Mike Drake Jazz Quartet at Times Ten Table, Dallas TX

Feb. 24th (11am)Averhoff Jr. & Stefan Karsslon Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

Feb. 22nd (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Feb. 17th (7PM) REUNION CONCERT: Averhoff Jr. Meets Kevin Harris, Stone’s Jazz Lounge, Dallas TX

(Ed Soph - Drums & Raul Reyes - Bass)

Feb. 16th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Feb. 15th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Feb. 13th (8pm) With Jeff Eckels Jazz Quartet @ Steve Wine, Denton TX

Feb. 10th (5pm) With Ed Soph Jazz Quartet @ Dan’s Silverleaf, Denton TX

Feb. 9th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Feb. 8th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Feb. 5th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Feb. 2nd (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

Feb. 1st (12pm) Averhoff Jr Master Class at UTA (Univ. of Texas Arlington), Fort Worth, TX

January

Jan. 11 Special Concert ‘Tenor Madness’ Averhoff Jr Special Guest with Bobby Falk Jazz Quartet.

Jan. 30th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Jan. 27th (11am)  Averhoff Jr. & John Adams Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

Jan. 26th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Jan. 25th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Jan. 19th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Jan. 18th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Jan. 12th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

Jan. 11th (8pm) TENOR MADNESS CONCERT Guest artist with the Bobby Falks’ Jazz Quartet at Twilite Lounge, Dallas TX

Jan. 9th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Irving TX

Jan. 5th (8pm) With Limelight Private Event, Dallas TX

DecEmber

dec.  21th - iQBa CD Release COncert - Art GaRage in Florida.

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Bio

Carlos Averhoff Jr is a Latin Grammy nominated Cuban tenor saxophonist, contemporary Afro-Cuban Jazz composer and educator. All About Jazz names Carlos "a dynamic fresh new voice on the saxophone” and Latin Jazz Network portrays his playing as “quite extraordinarily expressive and beautiful,” further adding, “Carlos Averhoff Jr is a musician who is renowned as a virtuoso soloist.”

Born in Havana, Cuba, Carlos first encounter with music was through his mother’s womb by the hands of his father, legendary saxophonist and member of Chucho Valdes’s Irakere, Carlos Averhoff. Classically trained in Cuba’s top music schools Manuel Saumel Conservatory of Music, Amadeo Roldan School of Music and Havana’s Superior Institute of Art, Carlos continued his education in the United States earning Suma cum Laude Honors at Berklee College of Music and a Master’s Degree with Honors from the prestigious New England Conservatory of Music.