The Gonzalo Teppa Quintet
Greg Harris - vibraphone/piano/percussion, Alex Heffron - guitar,
Andrew Wheelock - drums, Ike Spivak - sax/flute/clarinet
With the goal of bringing great music and delicious food to our community during times when it is safer to stay at home, Nocturne presents Saturday Supper & Stream. Every Saturday night we open our kitchen and make a delicious three-course meal for two (created by our award winning culinary team) that we encourage you to enjoy while you enjoy our weekly Live-Stream.
Venezuelan bassist Gonzalo Teppa presents his quintet performing a collection of his compositions that draw from the wells of contemporary jazz, Latin American music (Venezuelan, Brazilian and Afro-Cuban), blues, free jazz and more. Gonzalo is a Nocturne Artist in Residency alumni and recently released his debut quintet recording (featuring this band) with much acclaim. Teppa obtained his Bachelor of Music and Master in Jazz Studies degrees at The University of Colorado and has performed with: Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Wilson, Ed Simon, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Bobby Shew, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Don Byron, Jeremy Pelt, Ben Goldberg, among others. Some of Gonzalo's awards are: “Pathways to Jazz Grant-2018”, “2004, 2005, 2006, Best Jazz Soloist Award” from Downbeat Magazine, two Latin Grammy nominations, and more. Teppa has released five albums: “Designios”, “Travesias”, “Serpentina", “CONtrabajos de Aldemaro” and “Sinergia”. As an educator Gonzalo is a music faculty member of the University of Wyoming, Laramie.