The Company @ Bloomfield College presents its first Music Café featuring the Z3mog Trio and Bloomfield’s own CAT Professor Abraham Gomez-Delgado, with fellow musicians Maria Christina Eisen on sax and Pablo Bencid on drums.
Gomez-Delgado will be joined on stage by Bloomfield College alums: the soulful Sqootie Jackson, and John Avila. Ambiance between sets will be supplied by Tommy Jesus. The show will also feature a special performance by Bloomfield’s own, Nasic.
About his music, Gomez-Delgado writes, "The music draws from popular Afro-Puerto Rican, Cuban and South American Rhythms but is also inspired from German Cosmic music, Japanese Buto Dance, Punk Rock, Classical Minimalism and American Free Jazz," "Sung in both Spanish and English, the songs deal with issues such as immigration, racism, the power of dancing together, living in-between and the balance of imbalance in life."
Music Café is a benefit for The Company. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Refreshments will be provided.
Where: Center for Technology + Creativity, 198 Liberty Street, Bloomfield College.
When: Friday February 28th, 2020
Doors open at 7 pm
"Zemog has developed an original, satisfying spin on Latin rock that reveals an understanding of the Plena and Bomba and a desire to subvert stereotypical ideas of 'Latin music."
"Dense rhythmic structures, avant brass and reed solos, vocals, and unpredictable arrangements make Zemog a challenging listening experience. Take the challenge; this is provocative music."
"Twisting genres at will and singing with skewed humor. But it's largely unplugged, taking the horn section and guitar vamps of Puerto Rican salsa and bending them by way of Mingus and Sun Ra."
— New York Times