Alturas are a Sydney-based quintet specialising in the performance of contemporary tango with distinct jazz influences.
Inspired by the music of Argentina, Alturas performs Nuevo Tango and Latin/Jazz infused music, a unique blend of passionate rhythms and dark melodies, interspersed with cool and dazzling jazz-inspired solos.
Alturas’ latest CD sin palabras has received airplay on popular jazz shows “A Jazz Hour” and “Jazztrack” and was the feature CD on 4th May on ABC Radio National’s Daily Planet.
As a dynamic 5-piece group Alturas is constantly evolving and expanding into new and fresh stylistic fusions of Latin, Jazz, Brazilian music and beyond. Theirs is a unique blend of rich sounds of soulful intensity and irresistible rhythms , delivered with passion and at times dazzling virtuosity.
Sadly, our wonderful pianist, Jane Andino, will be leaving Alturas after 6 wonderful years. Over these years she has been a huge influence and driving force of Alturas.
We will be sending her off with a "bang" at her final gig with us in Katoomba at The Paragon on Friday 13th (yikes!) November for a dinner and show. Please come along - we promise this will be a concert to remember!
On Sunday 22nd November, we join forces with the gorgeous voices of Trio Matiz and modern brazilian group Abuka for the latest in our Latin Encounters collaboration. Joining Alturas as a very special guest for this evening will be the dynamic pianist and accordionist, Marcello Maio. We are very much looking forward to working with him on this occasion.
All details and bookings are to be found on the Calendar page.
Oh and yes we have a new pianist joining us in 2015..... the brilliant Daniel Rojas!
Gaye Thomas - flutes/bandoneon
Inge Courtney-Haentjes – violin/viola
Greg Gibson - saxophones/clarinets
Stan Valacos - double bass/guitar
Jane Andino - piano.
“An absolute pleasure to play Alturas. Congratulations on a beautiful sounding album.” Robbie Buck, The Inside Sleeve, Radio National
“I get a lot of CDs and my ears perked up when I heard yours.” Lucky Oceans, The Daily Planet, Radio National.
“The musicianship and the recording displayed on this debut album are both excellent!” ArtSound FM 90.3
“Wow!!! Simply sublime. It was beautiful. Thank you for an amazing performance. I look forward to another performance.” Audience member
“A kaleidoscope of colour from dark to bright, dreamy, languid, brilliant…” Audience member
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The following is a track from our new CD, ALTURAS sin palabras
PHOTOGRAPHY: Vlaudin Vega, Amanda Tse & Carole Hampshire(CD)