Nervous City Orchestra


David Alsina/bandoneon— David Alsina, a native of Buenos Aires is a bandoneon player, composer, arranger and director of tango bands and string ensembles. David has performed since the age of eight. He has composed over 100 original songs. He has contributed bandoneon solos for television, music videos, and movie soundtracks and played on more than 30 CD's.
Chad Bernstein/trombone— Chad attends the U. of Miami and currently works with the Spam Allstars.
Luis Bofill/vocals & percussion— Luis graduated from the Conservatorio de Canto and the Universidad de la Habana. He launched a distinguished career in the late 70's as a member of Cuba Nueva. He has lived and toured throughout Europe and came to Miami in 1994. He has shared the stage with stars like Ruben Blades, Marc Anthony, Arturo Sandoval, Luis Enrique, Bono, Al Di Meola, Olga Guillot, Paquito de Rivera and many others.
Elio Castilla/alto saxophone, voice, flute & Chinese-Cuban cornet— Elio began studying music in Cuba at the age of 12 where he graduated in saxophone studies at the age of 17 and began playing with different musical groups. Elio also specializes in the Chinese cornet, an instrument adopted exclusively by musicians in Santiago, Cuba to enrich the famous Carnival Congas.
Jimmy Daniel, percussion and drum set — Jimmy Daniel recently relocated to Miami from New York City. He has toured and recorded extensively with such greats as Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, John Cougar Mellencamp, Gladys Knight and Vanessa Williams. Jimmy spent years traveling in Africa, Brazil, Cuba and Haiti performing and studying.
José Elias, Cuban tres, cavaquinho, guitar, surdo drum, boom whackers — José Elias is a multi-instrumentalist whose love for global music and sounds has enabled him to produce numerous projects throughout his 15-year career as a composer and musician. He has collaborated with an array of artist spanning different continents, which include Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. José was instrumental in assisting Mark Weiser with the selection of musicians for this project.
Renée Fiallos, voice, flute, krumhorn, assorted percussion — Renée was raised in Miami. She is a self-taught musician who heads her own group Generica that specializes in music from the Medieval to Baroque period. She also performs with her jazz quintet in South Florida. She is a proud member of the Ordo Vagorum.
Jesse Jackson, banjo, voice, assorted percussion — Jesse Jackson is a multi-instrumentalist who studied saxophone at the Berklee School of Music and is now a songwriter and street performer. Jesse's music is a blend of folk, blues and jazz. He claims, that "if Tom Waits, Willie Nelson, Louden Wainright III and Kris Kristoffersen had (not by force, only with permission) an orgy with Joni Mitchell, then I might be the result".
John Kricker, tuba, bass trombone, toys— John Kricker graduated from the U. of Miami with a Bachelors and Masters in Music. He has performed with everyone from Luciano Pavaroti, Placido Domingo, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Lou Rawls, Linda Ronstadt, Pia Zadora, Nell Carter, Natalie Cole, Burt Bacharach, Roy Clark, Maynard Ferguson, Chuck Mangione to The Smothers Brothers, Dr. John and P Diddy and more.
Elias Munera, gitárron — Elias Munera plays in Miami with the noted group Mariachi International. He is originally from Columbia, South America. In addition to gitárron he plays vihuela and percussion.
Macarldie Nibbs, steel drum, digiridoo — Marcarldie is a multi-instrumentalist from Tortola in the Caribbean. He brings the flavor of jazz and Caribbean music with his steel drum and assorted instruments. Macarldie is a recording artist with four albums to his credit and can reached at www.macarldie.com.
Vicki Richards, violin— Vicki Richards is a classically trained violinist in both European and North Indian traditions. Her work fuses sound from her solid body violin and the electronic processor. It has resulted in widely heralded eclectic performances and recordings. Billboard has listed her recording in the top 100 of Progressive Music.
Peter Rima, folk harp from Venezuela and Columbia— Born in Columbia, Peter has played the harp in Miami for twelve years. Peter plays traditional folk music as well as ambient music for the harp. The harp was brought to South America almost 500 years ago by the Spaniards. In Colombia and Venezuela the harp has been used extensively for folk music.
Jan Sebon, voice, Haitian percussion, guitar— For twenty years poet and musician Jan Sebon has defined the Haitian experience in Miami. In 1985 Sebon founded Koleksyon KAZAK, a fusion of Haitian Roots music, jazz and political commentary. Jan has performed with such greats as Jane Cortez, Don Cherry, Urban Bush Women and Nana Vaconcellos. His current group Mundo Vibe encompasses Caribbean, West African, classical and jazz musical forms.

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Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
November 17, 18, 19, 20, 2005
8:30 pm

Byron Carlyle Theater
500 71st Street
Miami Beach, FL

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