Miami, Jan. 25, 2023 – Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Arts and Philosophy Department continues its successful jazz series, Jazz at Wolfson Presents, with Aaron Lebos and Abstract Citizen at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 15, at MDC Wolfson Campus. This and all Jazz at Wolfson Presents concerts are free and open to the public.
Abstract Citizen is the latest group from guitarist/composer Aaron Lebos. The band’s genre can be categorized under the wide umbrella term modern jazz, and all their music was originally written in response to the pandemic.
This is Lebos’ first project utilizing vocals, and the band explores this endless textural possibility in many stunning and genre-bending ways. The music is filled with simple yet unique melodies, complex yet accessible time signatures, improvisation, and a balance of structure and chaos. Most importantly, this new music is filled with freshness and sincerity.
Joining Lebos is a remarkable band featuring some of the most in-demand and creative musicians in South Florida. The quartet includes vocalist Justine Garcia, bassist Marty Quinn and drummer Brahm Masla, all of whom are graduates of the highly acclaimed University of Miami Jazz program.
In the last few years, they have regularly performed at Miami hot spots Lagniappe House, Fish House and Heartland, and begun touring in Florida. Their debut album was recorded at Miami’s Bridge studio and released in 2022.
A Miami native, Lebos has performed with some of the biggest names in South Florida, including Nicole Henry, Spam All-Stars and Nu Deco Ensemble. He incorporates his diverse and eclectic style into the music of Abstract Citizen.
MDC’s Jazz at Wolfson Presents features live performances that run monthly from September through April. View the complete schedule at www.mdc.edu/jazzatwolfson.
WHAT: Jazz at Wolfson Presents Aaron Lebos & Abstract Citizen
WHEN: Wednesday, February 15, at noon
WHERE: Wolfson Campus, Auditorium (Building 1, Room 1261)
300 N.E. 2nd Ave.
For more information about Jazz at Wolfson Presents, contact Dr. Michael Di Liddo at 305-237-3930.