Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra

Line-up: Camila Meza (guitar, vocals) - Noam Wiesenberg (bass) - Eden Ladin (piano, keys) - Keita Ogawa (drums)

StringLAB Project Mara Tieles (Strings in Residence)
Mara Tieles (viola) – Abel Rodríguez (violin) – Natasa Grujic (violin) – Melina Montes (cello)

Camila Meza bursted into the scene in 2017 with her award-winning album ‘Traces’, which earned her two Independent Music Awards for Best Contemporary Jazz and Best Latin Jazz. New York Times hails her as “a bright young singer and guitarist with an ear for music of both folkloric and pop intention”.

Born in Chile, Ms. Meza now resides in New York City from where she tours the world with her bands. Camila partnered with bassist Noam Wiesenberg and created an ensemble with classical strings and percussion, collectively named The Nectar Orchestra. Her guitar playing strongly refers to a crossover between originals and favorites from Pat Metheny, Milton Nascimento and Jobim.

After being featured as a special guest soloist with the Metropole Orchestra (together with Lizz Wright and Becca Stevens) at the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival last summer, it was a logical step to invite her to the Netherlands again. She will present her new album Amber that was recently released on Sony Masterworks.

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Strings in Residence
For this concert the Mara Tieles StringLAB will join in as Strings in Residence. The string quartet, led by alt violin player Mara Tieles (Cuba), mostly works with classical and contemporary classical musicians but also loves to collaborate with groups such as Snarky Puppy and The Cinematic Orchestra. For Mondriaan Jazz, Tieles curated a string quartet that will collaborate with Camila Meza & The Nectar Orchestra as well as with Fabian Almazan & Alcanza.

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