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

My latest album "Live At iBeam" by Ditmas Quartet released back in mid July 2018 on Fresh Sound New Talent got 4 stars! on DownBeat's November issue... again no publicist. Really proud and excited about this project and all my efforts… wonderful review!!

You may read the whole review by Denise Sullivan here, on page 56:

http://www.downbeat.com/digitaledition/2018/DB1811/single_page_view/56.html

peace,

eva

“ A wonderfully wild, moody, collaborative and improvisational set by Spanish composer Eva Novoa’s Ditmas Quartet was recorded live during the summer of 2016 at Brooklyn’s IBeam, home to experimental and innovative new works. Opening with the pensive “Déjà Vu,” its escalating intensity lent by Novoa’s piano and drummer Jeff Davis, there’s something familiar about the quartet’s approach to free-jazz, at once feeling its 20th-century origins and free of them. Contrasting with Novoa’s striking and inventive playing, saxophonist Michaël Attias lends his arresting style to the set’s stand-out performances: the haunted and dramatic “Enough,” the angular study of “Why You Here” and the pleasantly quirky “Yela.” Bassist Max Johnson stands out on “Walk On The Moon,” as he keeps it floating on the solos until Davis finally tips in and the quartet brings home the set’s penultimate and climactic number.

For the final mood piece, “Lines And Dots,” Novoa’s gong contributes to the dark and somber effect—an unusual way to end a show and an album, but then, Novoa’s Ditmas Quartet is anything but usual, and that’s exactly what makes it so compelling.”

Novoa / Johnson / Hertenstein and October gigs

Here are some upcoming performances of mine next month…

in early October I will be curating Max Johnson's band with the pianist Simon Nabatov for their cd release. here are the details...

Saturday October 6th (10/06)

Simon Nabatov - Max Johnson - Michael Sarin CD release for "Free Reservoir"

Simon Nabatov, piano

Max Johnson, bass

Michael Sarin, drums

8pm

Novoa / Johnson / Hertenstein

Eva Novoa, piano

Max Johnson, bass

Joe Hertenstein, drums

9pm

$15

100% music - no alcohol

iBeam

168 7th st

Brooklyn, NY 11215

F/G trains to 9 st - 4 av stop

Sunday October 21st (10/21)

Novoa / Pavolka / Gray

Eva Novoa, piano

Matt Pavolka, bass

Devin Gray, drums

1pm

New York Academy Of Medicine

Eva Novoa Trio at iBeam! and upcoming news

hi there,

hope this email finds you well and september is starting smoothly for you. summer has been pretty great so far and intense. it's been so so incredibly fast this year... summer gone, fall is almost here.

here's a quick note to let you know I am playing with my trio this Friday at 9pm, one set. would be great to see you!!

later this year me, Drew and Devin will go into the studio here in NY to record new music I am writing and we are currently trying out. really excited about that actually and making it happen!!

Friday September 14th (9/14)

Eva Novoa Trio

Eva Novoa, piano

Drew Gress, bass

Devin Gray, drums

9pm (one set)

in early October I will be curating Max Johnson's band with the pianist Simon Nabatov for their cd release. here are the details...

Saturday October 6th (10/06)

Simon Nabatov - Max Johnson - Michael Sarin CD release for "Free Reservoir"

Simon Nabatov, piano

Max Johnson, bass

Michael Sarin, drums

8pm

Novoa / Johnson / Hertenstein

Eva Novoa, piano

Max Johnson, bass

Joe Hertenstein, drums

9pm

$15

100% music - no alcohol

iBeam

168 7th st

Brooklyn, NY 11215

F/G trains to 9 st - 4 av stop

on another note... this fall and later next year I am still promoting my last album Ditmas Quartet: Live At IBeam, fourth album as a leader, which came out in mid July on Fresh Sound New Talent. great news ahead... it is set to be reviewed on DownBeat Magazine in November!!! yesss... also it has been reviewed on The New York City Jazz Record, in September... and it got a great review on Jazz Weekly in CA back in August... more about this project soon. stay tuned!!

thanks for reading.

peace and be well,

e

news and next performances!

hope this message finds you well. here are some music news... 

playing this saturday 8/18 at iBeam with three of my music heroes in town... Oscar Noriega, Drew Gress and Tom Rainey. very much excited and fortunate to put this band together and get to play my music with them! indeed. bringing some recent and brand new music which we'll perform live at iBeam... for you. 

also, here are other upcoming performances of mine in the next weeks... and a nice review from my last album Live At iBeam by Ditmas Quartet released last month on Fresh Sound New Talent records, a wonderful review which just came out in Jazz Weekly in CA! written by George W. Harris... 

read here

http://www.jazzweekly.com/2018/08/eva-novoas-ditmas-quartet-live-at-ibeam/

and yes! I will soon actually perform for the second time in my life singing, whistling and playing the acoustic guitar in early September... my tunes too, though surprisingly they're not jazz... they're a bit political (as one of my friends says) or just simply about life... I will perform some well known rock covers as well as a few beautiful Irish traditionals. for real. break a leg!

anyway, here below are all the details!!

thanks for reading and hope to see you sometime soon. 

happy summer! 

peace, eva

Saturday August 18th (8/18) 

9:00 Novoa / Noriega / Gress / Rainey

Oscar Noriega, alto saxophone

Eva Novoa, piano

Drew Gress, bass

Tom Rainey, drums 

iBeam 9pm

168 7th st

Brooklyn, NY 11215

$15 

 

Wednesday September 5th (9/05)

"the plucky whistler" 

Eva Novoa vocals, whistling & acoustic guitar 

Cherry Grove, Fire Island, NY

time TBA

 

Friday September 14th (9/14) 

9:00 Eva Novoa Trio

Eva Novoa, piano

Drew Gress, bass

Devin Gray, drums 

iBeam 9pm

168 7th st

Brooklyn, NY 11215

$15 

 

Tuesday  September 25th (9/25)

Eva Novoa, piano solo 

at Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art 

Soho, NY

time TBA

 

Saturday October 6th (10/06)

Max Johnson's Band

time and line up TBA

Eva Novoa

time and line up TBA 

-curating two bands at iBeam-

 

directions to: 

IBeam: 

168 7th st

Brooklyn, NY 11215

F/G trains to 4th Av - 9th St

Gowanus

 

 

solo concert at IBeam and upcoming concerts!

here are a few concerts I'd like to let you know about... first of all I'm performing a solo concert this coming saturday... me & myself at the piano... yes, where? iBeam in Brooklyn, when? 8pm, why? guess what... because it's summer!!... and I will be bringing my Chinese gongs with me really hoping to see some friendly faces during the early set... if you'd like to see me whispering to my gongs now and then and doing what I most love to do: playing the piano... you may even hear me whistle... ... 

I am currently writing new music which I will also play in a special solo set up this time, for your ears only... and Randy Thaler's ears too, as he is going to be recording both sets. 

I will be curating the night at iBeam. Kenneth Jiménez Trio will play the second set... Kenneth plays the bass and writes cool music. he is bringing a great band. here are further details and other interesting concerts of mine that I am excited about in the coming weeks and months... music, music, music... isn't that why we are ALL here?! 

also! my next album -fourth album as a leader- Live At iBeam by Ditmas Quartet just came out two days ago!! it is released on Fresh Sound New Talent

Michaël Attiasalto & baritone saxophones; 

Eva Novoapiano/ compositions & Chinese gongs; 

Max Johnsonbass; 

Jeff Davisdrums 

mixed and mastered at Sear Sound in NY by Jeremy Loucas. 

it is also part of this music announcement: you will see the details further below... just scroll down & click on the FSNT link at the bottom. more details & updates related to this wonderful project and band coming soon... stay tuned! 

UPCOMING CONCERTS IN NEW YORK:

Saturday July 21st (7/21) 

8:00 Eva Novoa, solo concert

Eva Novoa, piano & Chinese Gongs 

9:00 Kenneth Jiménez Trio

Kenneth Jiménez, bass 

Santiago Leibson, piano, 

Juan Pablo Carletti, drums

 

Friday July 27th (7/27)

8:30 Novoa / Makabe / Takeishi

Emi Makabe, vocals & shamisen 

Eva Novoa, piano

Satoshi Takeishi, drums

 

Saturday August 18th (8/18) 

9:00 Novoa / Noriega / Gress / Rainey

Oscar Noriega, alto saxophone

Eva Novoa, piano

Drew Gress, bass

Tom Rainey, drums 

 

Friday September 14th (9/14) 

9:00 Eva Novoa Trio

Eva Novoa, piano

Drew Gress, bass

Devin Gray, drums 

 

IBeam

168 7th st

Brooklyn, NY 11215

F/G trains to 4th Av - 9th St

 

no beer - no alcohol - 100% music

thanks for reading

peace, 

eva

new album! 

Click here: 

 

Live At iBeam by Ditmas Quartet is coming out on FSNT July 15th

So excited my next 4th album as a leader and Ditmas Quartet's 2nd album as a band is coming out shortly next month on Fresh Sound New Talent! July 15th. 

Live At iBeam by Ditmas Quartet: 

Michaël Attias, alto & baritone saxophones

Eva Novoa, piano, compositions & Chinese gongs

Max Johnson, bass 

Jeff Davis, drums

Recorded live at iBeam in Brooklyn by Jeremy Loucas 

Mixed and mastered at Sear Sound in New York by Jeremy Loucas

BUY HERE!! 

Novoa / Fortià / Mintz Barcelona Meets Brooklyn.6

I am pleased to invite you to another concert out of the Barcelona Meets Brooklyn series.6

This time I will be performing with two of my favorite players. My friend Manel Fortià from Barcelona and the great Billy Mintz, who doesn't need further presentation. Every time I get to play with Billy it is special indeed. Here are the details. 

5/05 Saturday: 

Novoa / Fortià / Mintz
Eva Novoa, piano
Manel Fortià, bass
Billy Mintz, drums
9pm

Please join us and support live music! -without you music has no audience... -

No beer - 100% MUSIC

$15 suggested donation 

IBeam Brooklyn: 168 7th St Brooklyn, NY 11215

(F/G train to 4th Av stop & a three block walk)

Attias / Novoa Duo and Arturo Garcia Fenix: The Music of Santa Sangre

I am curating Arturo Garcia's project, an adaptation and music arrangement he has made from the film score of the movie Santa Sangre (a surreal thriller by Alejandro Jodorowsky). 
This is Arturo's adaptation for a 10 musicians ensemble. Arturo Garcia is a wonderful composer, drummer and percussionist from Venezuela based in Miami, FL. He plays in different bands and currently tours nationally in the US with his project Cave Of Swimmers. 

Thrilled and honored to present his special project at iBeam! 
I will perform duo with the great Michaël Attias on alto sax. 

Please join us for a truly special night! 

ATTIAS / NOVOA DUO
8:30pm
Michaël Attias, alto saxophone
Eva Novoa, piano & Chinese gongs

9:30pm
ARTURO GARCIA'S FENIX: THE MUSIC OF SANTA SANGRE
Arturo García, conductor/percussion
Hery Paz, woodwinds
Ali Bello, violin
Liz Taub, violin
Leonor Falcon, viola
Stephanie Jaimes, cello
Patricia Brennan, vibraphone
Juanma Trujillo, electric guitar
Brian Tate, acoustic bass
Daniel Vargas, percussion

100% MUSIC - NO ALCOHOL $15 cover

 

Novoa / Ferreira / Kamaguchi / Gray and Ditmas Quartet at iBeam

really excited to play this great double bill!! 
10/14 Saturday
Novoa / Ferreira / Kamaguchi / Gray
Eva Novoa, piano

Ryan Ferreira, guitar & effects
Masa Kamaguchi, bass

Devin Gray, drums
8pm

Ditmas Quartet
Michaël Attias, alto sax
Eva Novoa, piano
Max Johnson, bass

Jeff Davis, drums
9pm

$15
Ibeam Brooklyn

Please join us and support live music! (plus it is my birthday so you cannot miss this)
No beer - 100% MUSIC

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!