MP3 Fernando Knopf Latin Jazz Band - JAZZ: Latin Jazz
A combination of Latin Jazz, Afro Cuban rhythms, Salsa & Brazilian Jazz.
7 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Latin Jazz, LATIN: Salsa
FERNANDO KNOPF LATIN JAZZ BAND
This is the first big Production of Latin Jazz by the Argentinean Bassist/Composer Fernando Knopf, recorded with more than 12 Musicians from all over the world.
This new CD, consisting of Fernando’s own compositions and great arrangements, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Brazilian Rhythms and colorful harmonies, transmits the Artist’s emotions, high energy, love and passion for Music!
Press - Reviews
“Musician Fernando Knopf was granted and distinguished in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the "2005 Jewish Cultural Achievement Award", for his new CD and his Band.
Jewish Culture Fund for Latin America.
“A unique profile…unmistakably special on the international music scene.”
Bynd News/ Buenos Aires
“Fernando’s version of Moliendo Café from his new CD is N*2 in the Top 10“
Radio Dimension Latina, Chicago, USA
“Fernando Knopf new Album is the “CD of the week in Italy”
Italian Radio, https://www.tradebit.com
“One of the best Latin Jazz Bands in the world.”
“An amazing Band with a new sound and great Music of the highest quality”
Radio 2 Israel
“The Fernando Knopf Latin Jazz Band performance was acclaimed during the last Red Sea Jazz Festival”
Fernando Knopf Bassist, Pianist, Composer, Arranger
Bassist Fernando Knopf was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977. His first’s connections with music began at his home in Buenos Aires, surrounded by Jazz, Classical and south-American music. He began studying Piano and Music Theory at age of 14, with private teachers. Two years later he started to study Electric Bass, focusing in Jazz, Fusion and Latin American rhythms.
At 18, Knopf left Buenos Aires and moved to Israel.
In the new country he received a full scholarship to attend the prestigious “Rimon School of Jazz and Contemporary Music”, where he studied for four years in the Jazz Performing program, receiving a “Jazz Major” in 2000 and a Scholarship from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston.
After graduating with honors from Rimon, Knopf continued to study Bass with Arie Volnitz, focusing in Jazz/Fusion improvisation and with the renowned Contrabass player Eli Magen.
In 2000 Mr. Knopf began playing professionally in Jazz Ensembles, Salsa and Brazilian Groups, Big Bands, Orchestras, TV Shows and Theatre.
In 2002 Fernando met Argentinean-American drummer Norbert Goldberg and together formed the Zig Zag Latin Jazz Quintet. The Group played Brazilian Jazz and Afro-Cuban rhythms combining Jazz Standards and original compositions. The Band performed extensively for 2 years, recorded the CD “Changes” and performed at the highly acclaimed Red Sea Jazz Festival.
From 2001 thru 2006 Fernando played and recorded with International Artists and in a variety of Groups as a Sideman including:
Pianist virtuoso Alon Yavnai (New York), Saxophonist Eli Degibri (NYC) at the Red Sea Jazz Festival 2003, Deborah Brown (USA), Vocalist Nancy King (USA), Pianist Steve Cristoffersson (USA), Drummer Norbert Goldberg(USA), Drummer Vince Cherico (New York), Singer Italo Gonzales (Chile), Flautist Ilan Salem, Amikam Kimelman, Guri Agmon, Holon Big Band, The Tel Aviv Big Band, Israel Kibbutz Orchestra, The Israel Chamber Orchestra, Jerusalem Salsa Band, Conjunto Tipico, Laila Malcos, Flamenco Guitarist Baldi Olier, Tango Bar Quintet (Israel Festival 2002), Bandonionist Eduardo Abramson (Argentina), Oud Player and Violinist Yair Dallal, Musical Show “Sweet Charity”, Latino-Americano Ensemble, Kahol Irish Scotish Band, and many more.
In 2004 Fernando formed his own Band, the Fernando Knopf Latin Jazz Sextet. A fusion of Afro Cuban rhythms, Brazilian Jazz, Improvisation, original compositions and arrangements. The Group has performed all over.
That same Mr. Knopf empowered the Band with International Musicians skilled in Latin Jazz and Salsa to form a big Group, “The Fernando Knopf Latin Jazz Salsa Band”.
In January 2005 Fernando began to work in his Debut CD, with the collaboration of distinguished Guest Artists and Trombonist/Composer Avi Lebovich as a Co-Producer and Musical Assistant. The CD, released worldwide in 2006, consisting of Fernando’s own compositions and arrangements, Latin Jazz, Salsa and colorful harmonies, transmits the artist’s emotions, high energy, love and passion for Music.
In addition, Mr. Knopf teaches at the Ramat Hasharon Conservatory of Music and conducts Ensembles and Workshops on Latin Jazz and Latin- American music for students from elementary to High School, as well as College level.
In November 2005 Mr. Knopf was granted and distinguished in Buenos Aires, Argentina with the "2005 Jewish Cultural Achievement Award", for his new CD and his Band.
Currently Fernando Knopf is performing all over with his Latin Jazz Quintet and his Salsa Band, and has performed with big success at the highly acclaimed "Red Sea Jazz Festival".
For more info on Fernando please visit: https://www.tradebit.com