New Explorative Brazilian Music

Daniel Marques & Mark Alban Lotz

Two unique musical characters in an energetic acoustic Guitar/Flute duo with surprising edges. New compositions and improvisations proove that 'New Brazilian Music' and Jazz is a good match. Lotz and Marques met each other in Guangzhou, China and the urge to work together was evident right away. Here is a duo in music which meets in composition and improvisation that is energetic and full of detail the same time. The 7 guitar and the family of flutes both have a huge range in octaves and sonics. Together they produce a sound that hovers between warm and woody and crispy metallic. Urban jazz life, dynamics of Rio's inner city life, vocal eruptions and jungle sounds: this duo does it all.

Our first Tour took us to Nepal (teaching and performing the Unesco Jazz Day Festival in Kathmandu) and India (Mumbai, New Delhi, Pune). We are planing a tour in Holland 1-7 of november.

Concerts are presented by each a short solo set and then as Duo.

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live in concert 2016

 

Daniel Marques – 7 string guitar 

(Hermeto Pascoal, Paulo Moura, Carlos Malta, Robertinho Silva)

Mark Alban Lotz – family of flutes, Bansuri, electronics

(Chris Potter, Don Byron, David Tronzo, Miguel Anga Diaz)

With upright bassplayer Pedro Triga we perform as Trio
Pedro Triga – acoustic bass

(Egberto Gismonti, Chico Pinheiro, Toninho Horta)

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Daniel Marques (7 String guitar, composition)
Hailing from Rio de Janeiro and won major awards in Brazil where he is one of the most required guitar players among the new generation. As the leader, producer and arranger won in 2010 the most important prize in Brazilian music, the Premio da Musica Brasileira, The Akademia Music Awards (Los Angeles/New York) and was listed in 2016 as one of the best instrumentalists. Daniel has performed in solo, duo and trio format and alongside orchestras in more than 200 worldwide cities throughout Europe, USA, Asia and South America visiting China, India, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Spain, Estonia, Germany, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, the Caribbean Islands, Montenegro, Serbia, Panama, Russia and Belarussia in festivals such as the Copenhaguen Jazz, Shunde OCT Jazz, Calcutta Guitar Festival, APAP in NYC, SXSW in Texas, Chicago World Music Festival, Tampere Guitar Fest, Mir Guitar Festival, Uppsalla Guitar Festival, Guitar Art Festival, Haapavesi Folk, Nisville Jazz. Played and recorded extensively with renowned Brazilian artists such as Hermeto Pascoal, Paulo Moura, Guinga, Carlos Malta, Robertinho Silva, Paulo Becker, Thiago Amud, Yamandu Costa, Nelson Faria, Gilson Peranzzetta, Armandinho, UFRJAZZ, Nicolas Krassik and Jovino Santos Neto.

 

Mark Alban Lotz (piccolo, c-, alto-, bass-, contra bass flutes, Indian bamboo flute, electronics)
Raised in Thailand, Uganda and Germany Marks appetite for musical adventures takes him all over the globe ever since. Mark combines the virility of jazz with the refinement of classical music. He builds an bridge between jazz with contemporary music, often crossing borders with other music cultures of the world. Subject of many international publications, prize-winner, nominated for the Edison and Beyond Magazine prize. Released 16 CD's on German, Dutch, Turkish, French and US labels recorded a.o. in in Senegal, Turkey, Cuba. As soloist featured on more than 50 CD releases. Mark worked with a huge cast of artists over the last two decades. Many unknown & many known. a.o. US Jazz artists as Chris Potter, David Tronzo, Don Byron or Salsa icoon Eddy Martinez. Cuban conga legend Miguel 'Anga' Diaz, soloists of the Conjunto Folklorico National de Cuba, Indian Underground star Najma Akthar, The Nightingale of Tibet Namghal Lhamo, Moldavian devil violinist Anatol Steffanet, Turkish bass magician Kamil Erdem or Omar Ka hailing from the banks of the Niger. Improvisers like: Mathew Ostrowski, Tony Buck, David Haney, Johannes Bauer, Frank Gratkowski or the wet dogs of Istanbul 'Islak Kopek'. But also Dutch artists like Han Bennink, Ernst Reijseger, Theo Lovendie, Giovanca, Wouter Hamel or the Electro-Brazil ensemble Zuco 103.

 

Pedro Trigo (acoustic bass)

Bass player, arranger and teacher, born in Belo Horizonte. Participated in the 3rd and 4th National Festival of Choro in Sao Paulo, where he studied with Paulo Aragon, Jayme Vignoli and Mauricio Carrilho. Won the Young Instrumentalist Award (2007) promoted by BDMG. Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (2011-12), taught classes at SESC Arsenal Music Festival (Cuiaba, 2011) and most recently at the Free School of Music (In Carlos Drummond de Andrade Foundation) in Itabira (2013-15). Part of the leading groups in contemporary instrumental music as Misturada, Delegascia, Mauro Rodrigues Quartet, Rafael Martini Sextet, Alexandre Andras Quartet with whom he performed concerts in Brazil and abroad. Performed and recorded with some of the great names in Brazilian music such as Egberto Gismonti, Hermeto Pascoal, Andrao Mehmari Sergio Santos, Chico Pinheiro, Luiz Tatit, Mauricio Carrilho, Mauro Rodrigues, Nailor Proveta, Antonio Carrasqueira, Na Ozzeti, Jussara Silveira, Sergio Ricardo, Telo Borges, Arnaldo Antunes, Joathan Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Robertinho Silva, Luis Felipe Gama, Marcio Bahia, UAKTI Group and international artists such as Jack Schantz (Cleveland Jazz Quartet) and Senegalese Zal Sissocko, Vander Lee, Antonio Loureiro, among others. In 2016 moved to Berlin to work and study. 

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„New Brazilian music & Jazz takes India by storm.“ (Millenium Post, India)

„New Brazilian music & jazz enthralls Delhi.“ (India News Reel)

„Guitarist Daniel Marquez from Brazil and Flautist Mark Alban Lotz captivated the audience on the first day of their two-day performance in Delhi, creating a euphoric atmosphere for the audience.“ (NEWSMANTRA India)

„Daniel and Mark came together for restless stirrings of flute & guitar playing melodious notes, creating a rhythmic intensity that placed the listeners in a wonderful land of harmony.“ (Millenium Post, India)

„It might be tough to hold a Jazz chord on a steel string and match the sounds with a flute. Not so much when guitarist Daniel Marques syncs a marathon of melodies with flautist Mark Alban Lotz. They are currently on an India tour, unrolling the broad timbre and vibrant compositions from the South American realm.“ (Mid-Day, India)

„A wonderful music concert. … Marques’ skill and virtuosity was of a high level. … Both musicians were playing their own compositions and arrangements which were intricate and well worked out.“ (Rolling Stone India)

„Of Octaves and Sonics“ (Indian Express)

“Daniel Marques is one of those artists that you run into once in a while and you just go: ‘Wow! Where did this guy come from?” (Grammy Awards board member Niels Lan Dokky)

“Mark Alban Lotz – a German-Dutch genius and flute master.” (WRUV, T.Basanta, USA)

“Mark Lotz is a flute master in traditional up to hypnoticing modern settings. … . Cascades of sound by Lotz starting with barking to waves, snoring, screaming or intimate ministrels. Lotz makes musical love with his flute in all thinkable ways in inventive, dynamic harmonisations and multivocal conversations.” (UNI Magazine, CzechRepublic)