Simon Bolivar Big Band
The Simon Bolivar Big Band was created in 2010 by the Venezuelan drummer Andres Briceño and Valdemar Rodriguez, professor at the Simon Bolivar Conservatory of Music in Venezuela. The band was set up with the aim to promote Jazz music throughout Venezuela. Among the 40 musicians that constitute the Simon Bolivar Big Band, a group of 26 musicians performed at the Dizzy Club and in the Carnegie Hall of New York. They received standing ovations in New York and journalists and the public alike were both delighted to discover a new chapter in the book of the Venezuelan “Systema”.
SAMMY NESTICO - Ya Gotta Try... Harder; MILES DAVIS - Tribute to Miles (Arrangements Mark Taylor); MATT DENNIS - Angel Eyes (Arrangements Matt Harris, Solist Ocmaly Sierra); CARLOS MOREÁN - Me Gusta Soñar (Arrangements Pedro López, Solist Maria Beatriz Occeas); ALDEMARO ROMERO - El Catire (Solist Genesis Brito); ALDEMARO ROMERO - El Negro José (Arrangements Gerardo Chacón); THELONIOUS MONK - Bemsha Swing (Arrangements Dave Samuels); DUKE ELLINGTON - Caravan (Arrangements Pierre Bertrand); ANDY WEINER – Cruisin’ for a bluesin’ (Arrangements Peter Blair)