Friday July 10 & Saturday July 11, 2015 at 8PM
The explosive Marques/Stinson/O’Farrill jazz trio returns to our Bronx stage!
TRES is a multifaceted collaborative trio influenced by contemporary jazz, hip-hop, Latin jazz and punk, playing an all-originals repertoire composed by each musician: Catalan pianist Albert Marques, and Americans double-bassist Walter Stinson, and drummer Zack O’Farrill.
Brave, political and radical, these talented musicians are pushing jazz forward. TRES is a powerful trio that works tirelessly to break down the walls between genres, dispel the notions of high and low culture, and have a good time making exciting and creative music.
Whether it’s punk rock, Latin, free jazz or an electronica, flamenco, ballad, their goal is to always be exploring new sounds built upon the clashing of worlds we’ve always been told must be kept separate. And to have fun doing it!
Tickets go on sale June 15
Zack O’Farrill is a young multiracial, multicultural, multimusical drummer (percussionist) and composer from Brooklyn, NY. He grew up surrounded by jazz, Afro-Latin, and classical music, his parents are both musicians, and his grandfather, Chico O’Farrill was one of the pioneers of Afro-Cuban Jazz, but his parents in their leisure time would listen to Steely Dan, Indian classical music, Prince, Stevie Wonder, sing along to all the classic funk and Motown bands, and a fair share of classic rock (they can still sing along to every Beatles song together). On his own, Zack has explored the worlds of hip-hop, electronic music, ethnic music from around the world, 20th century classical music, singer-songwriters, and many other sounds. All of this has work its way into his music with which he is constantly trying to break down walls. Zack has played in venues around the world with many artists. He continues to make music with his father Arturo O’Farrill, his brother Adam O’Farrill, with whom he leads the O’Farrill Brothers Band which now has two records (Giant Peach, Sensing Flight) on the Zoho label, and even his mom Alison Deane on occasion! He is also proud co-leader of the collaborative Marques Stinson O’Farrill Trio which recently released their debut record, “Pa’lante” on Quadrant Records.
Walter Ashford Stinson is a bassist/composer from Ithaca, NY. Beginning the study of upright bass at the age of 10 and growing up with a mother who would sing and play jazz standards at the piano, Walter was exposed to a diverse range of music from a young age. He was also fortunate to study with some unsung heroes of the New York City jazz scene, namely bassist Bernie Upson and drummer George Reed. Walter has also studied privately with Nicholas Walker, John Clayton, Doug Weiss, Scott Colley, Larry Grenadier, and Todd Coolman and has performed with Hubert Laws, Rufus Reid, Antonio Hart, Chris Potter, and Arturo O’Farrill.
Albert Marques Borrell graduated in 2008 from the prestigious Conservatory of “El Liceo” in Barcelona. In Spain, Marques performed with Perico Sambeat, Marc Miralta and other respected musicians.In Paris, the European capital of jazz, Marques played with the renowned Pierre Perchaud and Rémi Vignolo, culminating in a one-year stint as pianist in the quartet of legendary American minimalist drummer Leon Parker. From there he moved to New York City, where he started playing in a Latin jazz youth big band conducted by Arturo O’Farrill. He has recorded three albums as a leader and many as a sideman in Spain, France and the US. Marques performed at Birdland, Fat Cat, Duc des Lombards, Jamboree and other well renowned venues and festivals in Europe and America including the legendary Montreal Jazz Festival.
Tickets go on sale June 15
Pregones Theater in The Bronx is located at
575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10451
(Walton Avenue between 149th St. & 150th St.)
Trains #2, 4, 5 to 149th Street & Grand Concourse