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Eva Cortés, Crossing Borders (Origin Records)


“ … a singer in whose artistic melting pot the flavor of flamenco, Caribbean passion and the spices of jazz all mix … ”Javier Martinez, EL MUNDO


Honduran singer, songwriter, composer Eva Cortés is in the process of releasing Crossing Borders, her 7th album as a leader.

The title is inspired by a series of life-changing events, including her decision to leave Spain and move to New York and ignite her career in the jazz mecca of the world. On a broader scale, the title draws inspiration from a tragic incident that took the lives of 500 African immigrants off the southern coast of Italy in 2013.

Crossing Borders combines all the elements into a musical tapestry and expresses the songstress’s thoughts, feelings and hope for a better tomorrow.

The repertoire includes original compositions and Latin American classics that have made their way into the American Songbook. Also, it features some of the finest, most sought after musicians on the music scene.

“On the Latin (American) side, Cortés returns to her roots with contemporary versions of Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, Piel Canela, Sabor a Mi and Noche de Luna (for which she penned the lyrics). Also included, are fascinating interpretations of Silvio Rodriguez’s Rabo de Nube (arranged by Zaccai Curtis) and Déjà vu, a tune popularized by Dionne Warwick in the 1970s and progressive, thought provoking renderings of the original compositions, Crossing Borders, and The Sky is Crying (in English).

Ultimately her music reflects a modern woman who grew up in a musical environment. Also, it encompasses all of the influences and experiences that make Eva Cortés the songstress and composer she is today.

Cortés has performed at some of the most prestigious venues throughout the world, including Spain, Italy, Russia, France, the Netherlands, Honduras, Portugal, Philadelphia, Boston and New York, where she graced the stage of the Blue Note, the Zinc Bar, Minton’s, Terraza 7 and the Shrine among others.

In addition, she has shared the stage, or studio with Isla de Camaron, Mark Whitfield, Jerry Gonzalez, Piraña, Mike Moreno, Reinaldo de Jesus, Kendrick Scott, Manuel Machado, Mark, Bobby Martinez, Antonio Serrano, Alain Perez, Toño Miguel, Nono Garcia, Perico Sambeat, Lew Soloff, Miguel Poveda, Rémy Decormeille, Hadrien Feraud, Kiko Loureiro and Romero Lubambo.

Cortes holds a degree in German Philology and speaks Spanish, English, French and German. She resides in New York City.

“I am a singer, songwriter. I was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I reside in New York City and I have lived in Sevilla and Madrid, Spain, Paris and Costa Rica. To date, I have released six albums as a leader, and I am in the process of creating my seventh, entitled CROSSING BORDERS, which talks about tradition as seen from the perspective of the present. Also, the compositions speak of humanity and my experiences as a woman.”

Corazon, The Sky is Crying, Déjà vu, Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, Rabo de Nube, Se Te Olvida, Noche de Luna, Sabor a Mi, Contigo en Montego, Crossing Borders, Piel Canela.

Trombonist/Producer, Arranger Doug Beavers, Drummer Robby Ameen, Bassists Luques Curtis and Christian Mc Bride, Pianists Pepe Rivero, Jon Cowherd, Saxophonist Roman Filiu, Trumpeter Jonathan Powell, Percussionist Luisito Quintero.

In Bloom (2016)
Sola Contigo (2006)
Agua Entre Los Dedos (2009)
Ell Mar De Mi Vida (2010)
Back 2 The Source (2011)
Jazz One Night with Eva Cortes in Madrid (2012)
In Bloom (2016)

PHOTO: Eva Cortés & Luques Curtis by photographer Andrew James
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.evacortes.com

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject.


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