Zarabanda

Imagine the most delicious fusion of flavors exciting your emotions from the very first bite to the last - a dish as colorful as the tropics with the depth and texture from generations of old world traditions and personal stories. This marriage of spice, color, texture, and surprising delights is not the latest recipe from any kitchen. This is Zarabanda!
 

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JOSHUA RAMOS
bass
ZARA ZAHARIEVA
violin
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STU MINDEMAN
piano
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JUAN PASTOR
drums

We are an International Jazz Quartet representing Puerto Rico, Bulgaria, The United States, and Peru - together, we play with the full heart of our ancestors, exploring and tapping into the passions of the music that inspires us most. This is music from the deepest corners of the soul, where hearts beat as one, where inspiration takes our hands and guides us toward the most exciting kind of experience: spontaneous, surprising, responsive, fresh, fiery, and fulfilling.

This year, to celebrate the 100th birthday of Astor Piazzolla, we are presenting his music along with other Latin Jazz - Balkan Inspired music.

It is our great joy to play together, to connect with music that is complex, layered, and profoundly immediate. Through shared connection in tempo, flow, sound, color, texture, and melody, we become one, with the music and our audience. Hearts align, not only from tone and rhythm, but the frequency of heightened emotion - liberating mind and spirit, returning us to the most primal state of collective joy.


Zarabanda is a celebration of truly inspired music. It is our great honor to perform at festivals and for venues seeking world class musicians to perform and share the beautiful experience of amazing and inspiring music.