Daniel de Jesús
Set to levitate toward the stratosphere, cello-wielding front man Daniel de Jesús captivates with his powerful, soaring vocals and steals the hearts of all mortals in his presence. Also known as 2nd cello of alt-Victorian cult fave of Rasputina, de Jesús has enchanted audiences across the United States, Canada, & Europe. His ever-growing fanbase is sure to multiply upon the release of two new musical projects in 2014. A new English-language EP entitled "The Mask", scheduled for a Summer release, showcases de Jesús' powerful lyrics & striking voice against experimental rhythms. On the heels of "The Mask", his debut Spanish-language EP, "La Dolorosa" (featuring Melora Creager of Rasputina on production), will undoubtedly uplift the music lover's soul with rapturous sounds, sanctified hushes, and his trademark vocal agility. Having supported tour stops for major music acts like K.D. Lang, Patti Labelle, and alt-crossover acts like Jesse & Joy, Smoke Fairies, and Faun Fables, de Jesús boldly steps into the spotlight, and his fans couldn't be happier. Rising torch singer Irene Diaz paired with de Jesús for her debut East Coast tour, and she quickly became a fan of his music, seeing the sweeping emotion wash across the audience's faces. Upon first listen, alternative rock purists will appreciate the musical nods that de Jesús offers toward other-worldly rock influences like David Bowie, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, & Bjork. Soulful & mysterious & unforgettably unique - that is the sound of Daniel de Jesús.
The winds of change are blowing through the Latin jazz world. Increasingly, they are as fresh as they are strong, signaling the emergence of new stylistic directions for the venerable genre and the arrival of the idiom's next generation of innovators and leaders. In the vanguard of the movement's most talented young exponents is Arturo Stable, an energetic, resourceful and innovative free spirit whose broad range of talents defies easy categorization.
Stable was born in Santiago de Cuba, the cradle of the island nation's most important center of culture and home of such elemental music styles as the Guajira and Son. Nurtured in a family deeply involved in the performing and visual arts and encouraged by his father Arturo Sr., a musician and a painter, it's not surprising that the youngster began his formal study of music at the age of four, taking piano and theory lessons. When the family moved to Havana, e continued his music education. He earned his first degree, in percussion, at the Amadeo Roldán Conservatory, the same esteemed institution that has over the decades groomed the talents of countless other celebrated Cuban musicians, among them pianists Gonzalo Rubalcaba and Hilario Durán and saxophonist Yosvany Terry.