There are not so many jazz oboists but Maripepa Contreras is one of the few. The oboe is a wind instrument characterised by its warm and penetrating sound. Well, wait until you hear the conjuring improvisations of Maripepa Contreras! She is definitely something else in the best possible way: Spanish roots, classically trained, with a jazz education and with a passion for Brazilian music. She presents this award-winning project (Downbeat magazine) based in Amsterdam with original compositions.
This project is supported by the Performing Arts Fund NL.
Maripepa Contreras, oboe, english horn, duduk, compositions
Federico Calcagno, clarinet, bass clarinet
Adrian Moncada, piano
Pedro Ivo Ferreira, double bass
Nick Thessalonikefs, drums