FONT – Gileno Santana and Linda Briceno

FONT – Gileno Santana and Linda Briceno


Thurs, Sept 12 – 8pm

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music is thrilled to present the Festival of New Trumpet Music led by Artistic Director, Dave Douglas.

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Gileno Santana (tp), Philip Norris (b), Domo Branch (dr)

Gileno Santana, probably the most versatile musician of his generation, shows his most creative side with a band without a harmonic instrument. Gileno Santana Trio is undoubtedly the most challenging and contemporary project of the trumpet player. Your identity is in the unique way of thinking and expressing yourself. With a modern and free approach, Gileno Santana is part of the world’s restricted batch of creators.

Linda Briceno (tp), Jorge Glem (cuatro), David Alastre (keys), Endea Owens (b), Daniel Prim (dr)

Linda’s name is increasingly repeated in the artistic scene of the continent, especially after raising the gilded gramophone to “Producer of the Year” in the Latin Grammy edition of 2018, becoming the first woman to win in this category in the history of the awards. Originally from Venezuela, Linda has a professional background in music thanks to El Sistema de Orquestas – a music education program with international recognition – and her self-taught impetus in areas such as composition and musical production. After a career of years as a trumpeter and soloist, during which she rubbed shoulders with names like Wynton Marsalis and Arturo Sandoval, Linda decides to venture into the path of singer-songwriter and music producer, taking the reins of her creative process and getting involved in every detail of what would become Ella Bric, an alter-ego in development since her teenage years. A new name and a personality that has evolved through years of successes, failures, and transits, give rise to her new musical project that proposes a fusion of jazz, r&b, and pop music unique in its style. With a conceptual album in the oven – combining an album and a video series – Linda Briceño promises to break with the schemes of contemporary music.