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

- Troy Doster, All About Jazz -

“Once you hear it, you will never forget it”

- The Vinyl Anachronist Blog -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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iQba - Jazz Meets Cuban Timba

by Carlos Averhoff Jr.

DATES

Carlos & iQba CD Release Fall Tour:

Irapuato Jazz Fest. Nov 22nd. 7pM.

November

NOV. 26th - NOV 30th Thanksgiving Vacation break

Nov. 25th  (TBA) MASTER CLASS @ LAFARO INSTITUTE, MEXICO CITY MEXICO

Nov. 24th  (7PM) CARLOS & iQba CD RELEASE TOUR @ 1st EDITION OF RESONANCE JAZZ FESTIVAl, YUCATAN MEXiCO

Nov. 23rd  (7PM) CARLOS & iQba CD RELEASE TOUR @ ANGELA PERALTA THEATRE, MEXiCO

Nov. 22nd  (7PM) CARLOS & iQba CD RELEASE TOUR @ IRAPUATO INT. JAZZ FESTIVAL, MEXiCO

Nov. 17th (11am) Carlos Averhoff Jr. & John Adams Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

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

Nov. 15th (9pm)  With Limelight @ Sambuca, Plano TX

Nov. 12th (7pm)  With Raul Reyes Jazz Jazz Quartet @ Jazz Stand Concert series, Dallas TX

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

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

Nov. 7th (7pm)  With Raul Reyes Jazz Trio @ Two Corks & Bottle, Dallas

Nov. 6th. (7pm) Carlos Averhoff Jr & Marion Powers Quintet, Z Grill and Tap, Flower Mound TX

Nov. 3rd (8pm) With Dave Zoller Jazz Quartet @ The Balcony Club, Dallas TX

Nov. 2nd (7pm) With Limelight Private Event

Nov. 1st (8pm) With Limelight Private Event

October

Oct. 31th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 30th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 29th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 27th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 26th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 25th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 23rd (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 20th (11am) Carlos Averhoff Jr. & Stephna Karlsson Jazz Duet @ Winewood, Grapeville TX

Oct. 19th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 18th (8pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 17th (7pm)  With Raul Reyes Jazz Trio, Two Corks & Bottle, Dallas

Oct. 15th (6pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 12th (6pm) With The Grooveline Dallas Private Event

Oct. 12th (2pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 11th (7pm)  With Limelight Private Event

Oct. 9th (8pm) With Quinten Hope and Chazz Trio Private Event

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

Oct. 4th (8pm)  With Bobby Falk Jazz Quartet @ The Free Man, Dallas TX

Oct. 3rd (7pm) Carlos Averhoff Jr Jazz Quartet @ Sweetwater, Denton TX

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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.