claudia quintet





The John Holenbeck’s NYC ensemble tours Florida with guest pianist Fabian Almazan and funding from Chamber Music America and Doris Duke


SUBTROPICS presents the Miami debut of John Hollenbeck’s Claudia Quintet featuring guest pianist Fabian Almazan. On tour from New York with their new compact disc, ROYAL TOAST, the critically acclaimed ensemble will perform two sets in the Gleason Room — backstage at the Fillmore Miami Beach, Saturday, February 28th at 7:30 p.m. Formed by composer-drummer-arranger John Hollenbeck in 1997, this NYC ensemble’s sound explores the edge without alienating the mainstream, proving that genre-defying music can be for everyone. Over the past decade, the group has released CDs that are criticallyacclaimed world wide and whose appeal extends well beyond, as well as including traditional jazz audiences. The Claudia Quintet has amazed audiences from Alabama to the Amazon. Their unique sound has inspired dancing hippie girls New Mexico noise festival, the avant-garde cognoscenti the concert halls of Vienna and Sao Paolo, and a generation of young musicians worldwide. In the course of the thousands of miles they have traveled together and hundreds of concerts they have played, the Claudia Quintet has evolved and grown, developing a dynamic live sound based on trust and spontaneity.CLAUDIA QUINTET
In ConcertSAT FEB 28 | 7:30PM
The Gleason Room
Fillmore Miami Beach

1700 Washington Avenue

after concert reception:
Vagabond Hotel
7301 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33138

Tickets available online:
or at the
Fillmore box office
including discounts for
miami beach residents, students, and seniors

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REVIEWS“Rich with ambition and empathetic interplay…the Claudia Quintet doesn’t…sound like anybody else. Which is exactly what makes them worth seeking out.” — Los Angeles Times

“…one of the most characterful small jazz groups of recent times.”
— The Guardian

“The Claudia Quintet creates a fresh, distinctive sound while it obliterates barriers between jazz, classical and progressive rock.” — DownBeat

“…Hollenbeck makes music that sounds the way the world looks and feels in 2013.” — David Hadju, New Republic

“John Hollenbeck’s New York based ensemble, founded in 1997, continues to trace an original route through contemporary jazz.” — The Wire

“The Claudia Quintet turns out music of clockwork intricacy and crisp premeditation.” — The New York Times

SUPPORT:The performance of John Hollenbeck and the Claudia Quintet, presented by SFCA and its Subtropics Biennial in collaboration with EMIT Series and its St. Pete. Jazz Festival and the Timucua Arts Foundation, is supported by Presenter Consortium for Jazz, a program of Chamber Music America funded through the generosity of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The concert is also possible with support from a Community Benefit Fund Grant and additional funding from City of Miami Beach, celebrating it’s centennial through projects supported by its Cultural Affairs Program and the Cultural Arts Council; and by Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs and the Cultural Affairs Council, the Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners. Special thanks to WDNA, Tracy Fields of WLRN, and the folks at the Vagabond Hotel

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