• From theatre space to a jazz club, transformations at The Street.

    From theatre space to a jazz club, transformations at The Street.

  • Elena Kemezys and Monica Mesquita

    Elena Kemezys and Monica Mesquita

  • Esteban Melgarejo, Carlos Espinosa, Bianca Abreu, Rafael Rodrigues, Bruno Aloisi, Paula Lasso and Santiago Ballina

    Esteban Melgarejo, Carlos Espinosa, Bianca Abreu, Rafael Rodrigues, Bruno Aloisi, Paula Lasso and Santiago Ballina

  • A stingray decorates the jazz club wall.

    A stingray decorates the jazz club wall.

  • Ambassador of Venezuela Nelson Davila, Ambassador of Mexico Armando Alvarez Reina and Ambassador of Ecuador Raul Gangotena

    Ambassador of Venezuela Nelson Davila, Ambassador of Mexico Armando Alvarez Reina and Ambassador of Ecuador Raul Gangotena

  • Eric Pozza, John Mackey and Brian Stewart

    Eric Pozza, John Mackey and Brian Stewart

  • Santiago Ballina and Kurt Mather

    Santiago Ballina and Kurt Mather

  • Kim Barnes, Kate Sprinkle and Natasha Lindfield

    Kim Barnes, Kate Sprinkle and Natasha Lindfield

  • Mylene Mosella and her husband Carlos Moran Leon

    Mylene Mosella and her husband Carlos Moran Leon

  • Ambassador of Columbia Clemencia Forero-Ucros, Bernadette Hince and Julienne Hince

    Ambassador of Columbia Clemencia Forero-Ucros, Bernadette Hince and Julienne Hince

  • Diana Carvajal, Camilo Eraso and Daniela Molina

    Diana Carvajal, Camilo Eraso and Daniela Molina

  • Ambassador of Austria Helmut Boeck and his wife Barbara Boeck

    Ambassador of Austria Helmut Boeck and his wife Barbara Boeck

  • Marcelo Woloski, Juan Andres Ospina, Nicolas Ospina and Andres Rotmistrovsky

    Marcelo Woloski, Juan Andres Ospina, Nicolas Ospina and Andres Rotmistrovsky

Ospina Brothers Trio @ the Street Theatre

4 June 2015

The Ospina Brothers Trio is a contemporary jazz group with a whole lot of traditional Columbian styles from cumbia, pasillo and the bambuco. The Influences are both Spanish and African.
 

The brothers Juan Andres and Nicolas split the lead role for this concert with guest appearances , either for the other, just to confuse that trio title. But there was no confusing the impressive talent of these two brothers and their two mates along for a concert about as far from home as they could get to launch a new album.

First you have Juan Andres; pianist and composer, his first half of the concert featured his BBB (Barcelona Bogota Boston) album of creative arrangements and traditional music . The second half with Nicolas; pianist, maracas maestro and singer using his voice as an interactive instrument in his fusion of Colombian folk, contemporary and experimental music. New to us but apparently they are YouTube icons.

The mates are Argentinians with Polish heritage living in New York. Andres Rotmistrovsky is a bass player and Marcelo Woloski a percussionist. Both classy and exciting musicians to hear and watch with Woloski finding his hands the best piece of equipment to create some light as a breath sounds and those exotic South American rhythms. All together it’s a quartet, and an impressive one.

Many in the audience for this concert were guests of the Embassy of Colombia, supporting the endeavours of many to keep bringing South American music to this side of the Pacific and educate us in the finer points of an impressive collaboration of talent, providing touring opportunities, new markets and value adding to the Street Theatre’s Capital Jazz Project.