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Feestet, Gustavo Cortinas

March 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Ticket Link | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/feestet-gustavo-cortinas-quartet-tickets-828594357027? aff=oddtdtcreator ONLINE TICET SALES END 4 HOURS BEFORE THE SHOW. TICKETS MAY ALSO BE PURCHASED AT THE DOOR.

Artists Website | https://feestet.com/ https://www.gustavocortinasmusic.com/bio

Cutting their teeth on standards from the Great American Songbook, Feestet has performed at several notable Madison-area venues and events: North Street Cabaret, Cafe Coda, Jazz at Five, DIG Jazz, and the Madison Jazz Festival. New fans often say: “I don’t like jazz much, but I loved that!” Thus, Feestet dubs their sound “gateway jazz.” Sometimes, jazz gets a bad rap for being too ‘elitist’ or ‘difficult’. Feetet’s mission is to create jazz music loved by all people: songs that non-jazz lovers can enjoy, but still perk the ears of jazz enthusiasts.

Helen Feest – Vocals Anthony Utehs – Guitar. Ari Smith – Bass. Greg Riss – Drums

Jack Johnson – Piano. Frank Mckearn IV – Electronic Valve Instrument

Chicago bandleader and composer Gustavo Cortiñas has a talent for conceiving and executing projects that are ambitious in scope. His 2021 release Desafío Candente, a sprawling meditation on Latin American life and struggles, earned a well-deserved spot in Jazziz Magazine’s list of the 2021’s Best Releases among other critical praise. Now, Cortiñas builds upon that foundation with his fourth release as a leader, Kind Regards – Saludos Afectuosos, due out September 2, 2022 on his own label Desafío Candente Records.

The subject matter on Kind Regards focuses on the immigrant experience in the US — its cover depicts an image of two children on each side of the border wall between the US and Mexico. “Kind Regards gives life, through music, to words that attempt to build bridges and understanding in times of borders and ignorance; words that focus on our feet and the dust on which they walk, instead of the stars under which they dream,” the bandleader explains. And words are indeed the fundamental focus of this music, as the album is a collection of songs in which the bandleader was both the composer and lyricist in its entirety, representing a significant departure and evolution from previous work.

Embracing a multicultural language, while investing in a variety of disciplines within the music itself, Mexican born, and Chicago based composer, bandleader, drummer and lyricist Gustavo Cortiñas continues to surpass himself in the breadth of his work. “Cortiñas’ music is uplifting, robust, melodic, and gets your body moving; it’s an exciting blend of the artist’s musical influences from jazz and Latin America, including his native Mexico” (DOWNBEAT). This can be heard on his four records as a leader, “Snapshot” (2013), “ESSE” (2017) “Desafío Candente” (2021), and “Kind Regards / Saludos Afectuosos”. Cortiñas gives life to music that attempts to build bridges and understanding in times of borders and ignorance; words that focus on our feet and the dust on which they walk, instead of the stars under which they dream. Through his participation in more than 30 discographic productions, “Cortiñas’s deft touch reaffirms his status as one of the great drummers in the City’s new guard.” (ChicagoReader).


March 9
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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North St Cabaret


North Street Cabaret
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