Alon Nechushtan Trio f/ Victor Bastidas
93-40 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11435
Alon Nechushtan’s musical adventures has brought him to various far corners of the globe such as the Yokohama ‘Rejoicing Sounds’ Festival in Japan with his contemporary orchestral compositions, The Manila Cultural Center of the Arts, with his Clarinet Concerto for the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra, The Sao-Paolo Brazil Jewish Music Festival with his groove based Quintet Talat, Toronto and Montreal with his words beyond Jazz Trio andTel Aviv New Music Biannale with his Compositions for Large Ensemble. Resident of New York City. Alon has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Jazz @ Lincoln Center, Central Park Summer Stage, The Blue Note Jazz Club and the Kennedy Center with his projects as a band leader of various groups or as an in demand sideman. in October 2015 the kennedy Center has comissioned from Alon Nechushtan a new piece for Billy Strayhorn Centennial Celebration, following by a Far East tour in China and Phillipines, along with Jazz Festivals in Belo Horizonte-Brazil, Israel. All About Jazz magazine called him “A fantastic pianist-composer with abundant chemistry and boundless eclectisism”, while DownBeat Magazine recognizes “A talent to watch, with a surfeit of ideas, an unbridled spirit and bold,two-fisted sense of Architecture”.
Victor Bastidas is a Colombian Jazz drummer who got his BM at Florida International University in Miami with a full scholarship, where he had the chance to perform with jazz legends such as Michael Brecker, Arturo Sandoval, Paquito De Rivera, Nestor Torres, Gary Campbell and more. He recorded the album “Too Hot to Cool” in 2004 with the FIU Big Band. Victor also composed the music for the short Miami film “Vanity”, and the Italy Vogue magazine video “Suggestions” in 2010. His Project “De Paises Project”, founded in Miami, has recorded two albums in New York: “Guayaland” 2007 and “Canto Choco”, under the label Depaises music, collaborating with musicians such as Luques Curtis, Roy Assad, Alex Norris and more. Victor Tours frequently with De Paises Project along the US, central and South America, including festivals such as FIA”INternational Art Festival” in Costa Rica, Jazz al Parque Colombia and many more. He has also played for the Sony Artist The Dey, as well as the Off Bradway play: Coda for Freddy Blue. He has shared stages with jazz masters John Scofield, Terence Blanchard and Joe Lovano. In 2012 Victor performed with Guitarist Steve Cardenas and his Trio, as well the Ronald Carter sextet, the members of the Lincoln Center Orchestra for the international Jàzz Workshop in Bogota Colombia