09
Thursday
August
6:00 pm
Gabriel Chakarji

Minton's playhouse
206 West 118th Street

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Gabriel Chakarji – Piano

Jongkuk Kim – Drums

Edward Perez – Bass

 

1st Set
7:30pm – Doors 6pm

2nd Set
9:30pm – Doors 9:00pm

Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $10.00 Sun- Wed. and $20 Thu- Sat. per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum. *
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.
During performances, quiet is enforced

ABOUT GABRIEL CHAKARJI

Gabriel Chakarji is a young pianist and composer who is deeply passionate and committed to the power of music.
Originally from Caracas Venezuela, he grew up in a multicultural environment full of music that expands from afro-Venezuelan Folk, Caribbean, Brazilian music to Jazz and Gospel. At age 21 Gabriel moved to New York with a full scholarship to study at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music under the guidance of great masters of jazz and improvised music like Reggie Workman, George Cables, Billy Harper and Jane Ira Bloom. He quickly became active in the scene of the city performing in venues like Dizzy’s Club, Blue note, Smalls Jazz Club, Smoke Jazz Club, Fat Cat, Cornelia Street, BonaFide, Subrosa, etc. In 2016 he performed at the late night set at the Blue Note duo with Gadi Lehavi after Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock’s duo set. That same year he toured to the Bern Jazz festival and Mexico City Jazz Festival. Appearances as a sideman with numerous artists such as Luisito Quintero, Linda Briceño, Jhon Benitez, Ali Bello and many more. Gabriel is also involved in the education program of JALC (Jazz at Lincoln center) giving concerts and workshops in public schools.
The influences of cultures, rhythms and harmonies became Gabriel’s own personality. His compositions and playing are rooted in social justice and multiculturalism.