April concerts in NYC

Barcelona meets Brooklyn.2
4/29/17 IBEAM

Novoa / Fortià Duo
Eva Novoa, piano & gongs
Manel Fortià, bass
8pm

Novoa / Fortià / Sperrazza
Eva Novoa, piano
Manel Fortià, bass
Vinnie Sperrazza, drums
9pm
 

Very excited to play with these two great musicians and friends in a special set up

4/21 Friday
Novoa / Dunn / Noriega Trio
@IBeam 168 7th Street Brooklyn, NY
Eva Novoa (p) 
Trevor Dunn (bs) 
Oscar Noriega (dr) 

Please join us and support live music!!
Peace & music

$15 cover

Really looking forward to this!
4/18 Tuesday
Eva Novoa Trio at Korzo Konceptions Music series: 
Eva Novoa, piano/ compositions
Max Johnson, bass
Devin Gray, drums
10:30pm set
@ Korzo, 667 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Please join us and support live music! (you may as well have a beer!)

Upcoming Concerts in March in NYC!

  

After a wonderful trip and concerts/ recording in Miami, here are a couple of performances of mine coming up this month in New York. I hope you can make it to one of our shows. I am excited about the music we are going to perform. 

Saturday March 11th at iBeam Brooklyn, 168 7th St Brooklyn, NY 11215

Barcelona meets Brooklyn: 7:30pm
Eva Novoa & Manel Fortià Duo
Eva Novoa, piano & gongs, Manel Fortià, bass

Eva Novoa Trio: 8:30pm
w/ Kim Cass, bass
Devin Gray, drums

Analog Sextet: 9:30pm
Sarah Bernstein, violin
Dave Scott, trumpet
Sean Sonderegger, tenor sax
Eva Novoa, piano
Max Johnson, bass
Jeff Hirshfield, drums

$15 cover - cash
 

Wednesday March 22nd at The Gallery - Casa Mezcal Den Entertainment proudly presents Ditmas Quartet as a part of our Den Sessions in The Gallery at Casa Mezcal, 2nd floor 86 Orchard Street, NY Admission - $10 CASH // Dining Required Door 7:30pm // Showtime 8pm Michael Attias, alto saxophone Eva Novoa, piano & compositions Max Johnson, bass Jeff Davis, drums Questions and reservations may be directed to Solie at rsvp@denentertainment.com :: Ditmas Quartet :: Ditmas Quartet was formed in 2013 in Brooklyn and is a collaboration between pianist Eva Novoa, saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassist Max Johnson & drummer Jeff Davis. This quartet experiments with diverse sounds and textures. The band members play mostly their own original compositions giving lots of freedom in the performance making each performance different and unique. It is an organic ensemble where each member participates and contributes equally to the repertoire and improvisations with a colourful approach and powerful sound. Ditmas Quartet recorded their first album "Butterflies and Zebras" at Sear Sound studio in New York in May 2015 and it was released on the label Fresh Sound New Talent in January 2016. This album got a four star **** review on DownBeat Magazine's August issue in 2016.  Read whole review by Joseph Woodard here: http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2016/DB1608/single_page_view/78.html The band has recently recorded their second album Live at IBeam back in late July 2016. This album is soon to be released later this year also on Fresh Sound New Talent. For this album Eva Novoa wrote all brand new compositions. It is her fifth album as a leader.  Expect melodic themes and unisons, catchy rhythms and grooves, Jazz and also cooking swing at some point. You don't want to miss this very special setting! Michaël Attias - Alto Saxophone; Eva Novoa - Piano; Max Johnson - Bass; Jeff Davis - Drums. Come on down! & support live music.  

Wednesday March 22nd at The Gallery - Casa Mezcal
Den Entertainment proudly presents Ditmas Quartet as a part of our Den Sessions in The Gallery at Casa Mezcal, 2nd floor 86 Orchard Street, NY

Admission - $10 CASH // Dining Required
Door 7:30pm // Showtime 8pm

Michael Attias, alto saxophone
Eva Novoa, piano & compositions
Max Johnson, bass
Jeff Davis, drums

Questions and reservations may be directed to Solie at rsvp@denentertainment.com

:: Ditmas Quartet ::
Ditmas Quartet was formed in 2013 in Brooklyn and is a collaboration between pianist Eva Novoa, saxophonist Michaël Attias, bassist Max Johnson & drummer Jeff Davis. This quartet experiments with diverse sounds and textures. The band members play mostly their own original compositions giving lots of freedom in the performance making each performance different and unique. It is an organic ensemble where each member participates and contributes equally to the repertoire and improvisations with a colourful approach and powerful sound. Ditmas Quartet recorded their first album "Butterflies and Zebras" at Sear Sound studio in New York in May 2015 and it was released on the label Fresh Sound New Talent in January 2016. This album got a four star **** review on DownBeat Magazine's August issue in 2016. 
Read whole review by Joseph Woodard here:
http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2016/DB1608/single_page_view/78.html

The band has recently recorded their second album Live at IBeam back in late July 2016. This album is soon to be released later this year also on Fresh Sound New Talent. For this album Eva Novoa wrote all brand new compositions. It is her fifth album as a leader. 

Expect melodic themes and unisons, catchy rhythms and grooves, Jazz and also cooking swing at some point. You don't want to miss this very special setting! Michaël Attias - Alto Saxophone; Eva Novoa - Piano; Max Johnson - Bass; Jeff Davis - Drums.

Come on down! & support live music.

 

Next album Live at IBeam by Ditmas Quartet! to be released on FSNT

My next fourth album has just been mixed and is to be mastered later in February. I am super excited about this next release on the label Fresh Sound New Talent. Stay tuned for more updates! 

Ditmas Quartet : Michaël Attias, alto & baritone saxophones - Eva Novoa, piano & gongs - Max Johnson, bass - Jeff Davis, drums

recorded live at iBeam in July 2016, Brooklyn NY

Dates and Recording in Miami, FL

Excited I will be traveling to Miami, FL again to perform my music with this great great band:

-Monday Feb 20th at Lagniappe 9pm
-Thursday Feb 23rd at Floyd 11pm
-Friday Feb 24th at Roam 6:30pm

-Saturday Feb 25 recording at Echo Beach studios (all brand new music)

Eva Novoa, piano/ compositions
Rainer Davies, electric guitar & effects
Kenneth Jimenez, double bass
Arturo Garcia, drums

really looking forward to this! 

Sean Sonderegger's band and Eva Novoa Trio at IBeam November 11

SEAN SONDEREGGER presents TRIPLE THREAT: THREE'S COMPANY

Three great bands!

Eva Novoa Trio - 8PM
Eva Novoa - Piano
Kim Cass - Bass
Devin Gray - Drums

8 bit aesthetic - 9PM
Sean Sonderegger - Tenor Sax
Michael Eaton - Tenor Sax
Michael Bates - Bass
Joe Hertenstein - Drums

Sonderegger/Novoa/Scott - 10PM
Sean Sonderegger - Tenor Sax
Dave Scott - Trumpet
Eva Novoa - Piano
Shawn Lovato - Bass

Joe Hertenstein - Drums

iBeam is located on 168 7th st in Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tour in Miami, FL

Traveling to Miami, FL for the first time to perform my music with an incredible band:

-Saturday Aug 13th at The Globe 8pm
-Monday Aug 15th at Lagniappe 9pm
-Tuesday Aug 16th at The Corner 10:45pm

Eva Novoa, piano/most compositions
Rainer Davies, electric guitar
Kenneth Jimenez, double bass
Arturo Garcia, drums/some compositions

looking forward to this! 

Great review on DownBeat Magazine **** August issue !!

My latest album "Butterflies and Zebras" by Ditmas Quartet on Fresh Sound New Talent got 4 stars! on DownBeat's August issue... Yeehaw!! Dreams sometimes come true -no publicist-. Now back to writing new music... Big thanks to Josef Woodard for the wonderful review!!! Peace
You can read the whole review on the following link, page 78

“On her striking new album, pianist composer Eva Novoa, aided and abetted by quartet members (Michaël Attias on alto saxophone, Max Johnson on bass and Jeff Davis on drums), offers up further evidence of the current surge of creative energy coming out of Brooklyn. This is a shining example of 21st-century contemporary jazz, balancing spotlighted glories with a strong ensemble identity. 
Opening with a sturdy declaration of sound and intent, the record begins in an empathetic yet slippery way, with the snaky Orenette-esque melody of Davis’ tune “Spicy Water”. On that tune and beyond, Attias’ alto –adroit and artful- serves as a potent voice. Elsewhere he shows solid, curiosity-fueled impulses on the aptly nerve-buzzing “Pre-Nerve Scale” and the angular “La Part Maudite”. 
A bold and restless pianist, moving easily between acute precision and painterly fervor, Novoa is also in command of compositional strategies, conveying a discernible creative voice. Half the album consists of her originals: The quasi minimalist piece “The Drone”, built on a hypnotically looping cascade of lines, contrasts with the short, punch-drunk shuffle “Jack Nicholson” and the Carla Bley-ish ballad “Coffee Stain”. 
Looping back around to the cohesive group at hand, the album closes with a shout-out from the pianist-leader to the drummer. “For Jeff” is a fairly mesmerizing, slow-growing crescendo of a tune. Clearly, this is a band –and a record- to bend an ear toward”. -Josef Woodard

http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2016/DB1608/single_page_view/78.html

Novoa / Sonderegger / Bates / Gray

I will be curating the night at IBeam. 
I am thrilled to be playing with great friends who I truly enjoy playing with and whom I also admire for what they do and who they are. Please join us for this very special night at IBeam. 
I will be playing a first set / Duo with Sean Sonderegger. Then following we will play a second set with the whole band in a quartet set up. 

8:30 pm
Sean Sonderegger, tenor sax
Eva Novoa, piano & chinese gongs

9:30 pm
Sean Sonderegger, tenor sax
Eva Novoa, piano
Michael Bates, bass
Devin Gray, drums

Come on down & support live music!!! 
Peace

IBeam is located on 168 7th st in Brooklyn, NY 11215

Ditmas Quartet at Barbès

 

DITMAS QUARTET: Butterflies and Zebras
Michaël Attias, alto saxophone
Eva Novoa, piano
Max Johnson, bass
Jeff Davis, drums
8pm. We will play 90min slot. Come on down! 

Everytime I get to play with this band I get really excited and happy! Plus we have just released our new album "Butterflies and Zebras" which is available on Fresh Sound New Talent. Come and check us out! 

Barbès: 376 9th st, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Ditmas Quartet Cd Release Concert at Korzo's Konceptions Music Series

Please join us for our Cd Release concert at Konceptions Music series at Korzo. 
DITMAS QUARTET: Butterflies and Zebras
Michaël Attias, alto saxophone
Eva Novoa, piano
Max Johnson, bass
Jeff Davis, drums
Come on down and celebrate the beginning of Spring! 

Tuesday March 22nd 2016, 9pm

Korzo is located at 667 5th Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11215

https://www.facebook.com/konceptions/?fref=ts

"IF MONK WERE A FREE BOPPER" Great Review by George W. Harris at Jazz Weekly in CA!

"IF MONK WERE A FREE BOPPER"
Here is a very nice review on Jazz Weekly about our new album Butterflies and Zebras by Ditmas Quartet... thank you George Harris in CA!! 

"Novoa’s ectomorphic touch is both explorative, extrapolating and exciting as she and Attias’ pungent alto appear like a rolling ball of yarn that slowly unravels downhill and somehow rewinds on “The Drone” and the frenetic “Pre-Nerve Scale.”

Read whole Review here: 

http://www.jazzweekly.com/2016/02/if-monk-were-a-free-boppereva-novoa-butterfiles-and-zebras-by-ditmas-quartet/

Radio Interview/ Entrevista a Scanner FM

Entrevista interessant per Scanner FM, Bad Music Jazz. Gràcies Martí Farrer Sender! 
Bad Music Jazz número 148, el programa de jazz de la factoria Bad Music Radio, a scannerFM, aquí:

http://www.scannerfm.com/bmj148/

Interesting interview for Scanner FM, Bad Music Jazz. Thanks to Martí Farrer Sender! Bad Music Jazz number 148, the jazz radio program from Bad Music Radio, at scannerFM, here:

http://www.scannerfm.com/bmj148/

 

Radio Interview with Pere Pons for national radio RNE4

Hola amics de Barcelona. Aquí podeu escoltar l'entrevista que em va fer en Pere Pons al programa L'home del Jazz, emesa el 17 de gener a Radio4 en el programa de la 1a hora, al minut 28:09. També podreu escoltar dos temes del meu nou treball "Butterflies and Zebras" per Ditmas Quartet. Gràcies Pere!! Salut! 

http://www.rtve.es/alacarta/audios/lhome-del-jazz/lhome-del-jazz-17-gener-2016-1a-hora/3434974/

Hello friends from Barcelona. Here you can listen to a radio interview I had with Pere Pons for the public radio station Radio4, broadcasted on the program L'home del Jazz on January 17 on the 1st hour, 28:09... if you'd like to hear me speaking Catalan! You can also listen to two tracks of my new album "Butterflies and Zebras" by Ditmas Quartet. Thank you Pere!! Peace.

Next album Butterflies and Zebras to be mixed in early August and released on Fresh Sound New Talent!

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Excited about mixing my next album in early August! I am happy to announce "Butterflies and Zebras", by Ditmas Quartet, will be released on Fresh Sound New Talent. Each recording is different, each photo of a moment is truly different and unique. The music is always new, challenging and full of different emotions each time. The learning process is endless. I feel really fortunate that I am and chose to be a musician, a pianist and a composer. And by that I get to work with amazing and dedicated musicians. It feels just right to listen back, make choices and process that great picture of a moment so it becomes alive. Peace.Estoy muy contenta de mezclar mi próximo disco a principios de agosto! Tengo el placer de anunciar que "Butterflies and Zebras", por Ditmas Quartet, será editado por el sello Fresh Sound New Talent. Cada grabación es diferente, cada foto de un momento es realmente diferente y única. La música es siempre nueva, desafiante y cargada de emociones distintas cada vez. El proceso de aprendizaje es interminable. Me siento muy afortunada de ser y de haber elegido ser músico, pianista y compositora. Y por ello tengo la oportunidad de trabajar con músicos increíbles y dedicados. Sienta realmente bien escuchar de nuevo, tomar decisiones para procesar esa gran fotografía de un momento y que ésta cobre vida. Salud.

New York, July 2015.

New recording: Ditmas Quartet is going into Sear Sound studio in June

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Really excited about my next album/ studio recording next month. Some pictures of a moment need to just happen and this one needs to happen now. So Ditmas Quartet will be recording new compositions by all of us at Sear Sound studio in early June. Can't wait to play on that beautiful piano Steinway D beast they have there... Michaël Attias, Max Johnson and Jeff Davis are my partners in crime this time. I love these guys and I love their music. Looking forward to this!!!