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Carlos Capacho

Music Coordinator - Multi Instrumentalist - Award Winning 

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 Is a pioneer, innovative and talented Jazz musician whose instrument of choice is the Venezuelan Cuatro, a folk instrument that resembles a downsized classical guitar with four strings.

Born in Guayana, Bolivar he studied classic piano of the age of 7 later on in the high school met Luiz Escalante Izzo a guitarist who emerge him in the Cuatro World, few years after Capacho on the youngest age of 15 won the First International Competition of Cuatro “La Siembra del Cuatro” one year later won the Performing Arts on Music Scholarship to study computer engineering for 2 years, Capacho realized that music was both his first love and the way he could make a difference in the world and leave his town to established in Caracas to pursuit a dream.

 

 By the year moved in Caracas he releases the first album “Capacho y Cuatro getting the “Award Gold Record Sales National” 07’ with a Folk Music repertoire and originals compositions, successfully he decided to continue exploring new territories creating a second album “Evolucion” 09’ adapting music from the Jazz, Brazilian, World and original repertoires to the Cuatro has significantly expanded the instrument’s vocabulary and obtained “Platinum record sales in Venezuela as an Instrumental Album”. His albums “Evolucion” and “Carlos Capacho Y Cuatro” are integral to those accomplishments and demonstrate Carlos’ breathtaking chops and musicality. 

 

His role as an educator started when he was 18 which offered him a teaching position due to his innovative melodic-harmonic technique on the cuatro at the Conservatory Simon Bolivar in Caracas where he discovered his real passion, playing, recording, touring, teaching during 5 years, where he was Founder, Professor and Director of the Youth Orchestra of the Venezuelan Simón Bolívar (El Sistema) by Jose Antonio Abreu and came to the USA in 12’ specifically to enhance that part of his musical personality.

 

Capacho is the first Cuatro player to graduate from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts (16’) Master in Jazz Performance (20'). Where he studied Jazz Composition and was selected to study Jazz Performance in the renowned Berklee Global Jazz Institute lead by the Artist Danilo Perez receiving personal mentoring during 3 years of legends as David Liebman, Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Antonio Sanchez, Adam Cruz, John Patitucci, Ben Street, Jerry Bergonzi, Terri Lyne Carrington, Allan Pasqua, Kenny Werner, Dave Douglas and others. 

 

During his Period at Berklee he was selected to recorded his original song by the Prestigious Label Jazz Revelations Record 15’ by the year he was chosen to participate in the (IASJ International Association of Schools of Jazz 16’) with the legend of jazz David Liebman representing Berklee College of Music and USA (only one student by school) same year graduated with high honors and reviewed by Berklee “Music is in Good Hands” of Top Second of 16 in a promotion of 951 students.

In addition to these career highlights Capacho has played around the world over 20 countries (Asia, Africa, Europe, South America, North America.) and sharing stages with international artist as: Danilo Perez , Jhon Patitucci, George Garzone, Oscar Stagnaro, Paquito D’ Rivera, Simon Diaz, Aldemaro Romero, Ruben Blades, Danny Rivera, Pablo Zinger and others.

 

www.carloscapacho4.com

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Hanna Noh

Hanna Noh is a highly skilled and multifaceted pianist and composer with a unique artistic style.

She studied Classical Piano in Korea and Germany. She is also a 2016 graduate of Berklee College of Music in the United States with a Professional Degree in Piano Performance and Magna Cum Laude honors. She is a raw natural talent who didn’t rely on her gifts but has continued to hone the art, and master all there is to know in music.

Hanna is currently the top jazz musician mentored by Danilo Pérez, Terri Lyne Carrington, John Patitucci, George Garzone, and Joe Lovano.

Noh possesses a blend of melody and rhythm, passion and emotion; in a symphony of sounds, she plays with a calm and charisma of a goddess in a heavenly orchestra, a natural; gifted, and unique.

She plays Classical Jazz, Latin jazz, World, Gospel, and original music.

Her spontaneous imagination and sheer creativity inspire awe in the hearts of many people the world over. The dexterity of her craft in music is beyond expressible words. As a reward for her talent, she got a full-tuition scholarship into Berklee College of music's program where she is studying for a Master of Music in Contemporary Performance with a global jazz concentration at Berklee Global Jazz Institute.

Noh possesses a blend of melody and rhythm, passion and emotion; in a symphony of sounds, she plays with a calm and charisma of a goddess in a heavenly orchestra, a natural; gifted, and unique.

She fuses classical, jazz, world, and Asian influences into deeply personal original music.

Noh also has substantial experience in world music. She’s played world pop as part of the Rhythm of the Universe show at Boston Commons. She held down the keyboard spot for Master Guo, a concert piece that mixed Chinese woodwinds with Western classical music. This was part of the World Music Concert held by MIT’s Music and Theater Arts Department. She has also worked with Hong Kong TV on a documentary about Yahzi Guo and with Korean broadcasting companies

like MBC, SBS, KBS, and Mnet. Noh is also a passionate teacher and freely shares her knowledge with people who’ve not had the opportunities to learn music that she’s had.

Noh credits her ultimate motivation to her relationship with God, who has held her close and opened countless doors for her on this musical journey. She dreams of touring the world and collaborating with other artists in His name. She has already been compared to Emil Gilels, Michel Camilo, and Hiromi Uehara and displays the talent, skill, and vision needed to establish herself as

one of the finest musicians anywhere. Hanna Noh is one of today’s most vital emerging artists and has dedicated herself to the creation of music’s future. Anyone who cares about that future needs

to discover her work today.

www.hannanohmusic.com

Arranger -Pianist - Award Winning 

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Juhee Lee

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Juhee Lee

Violinist Juhee Lee started playing violin at five years old. In 2002, she earned a Bachelor of music degree in violin performance of the University of Seoul at the top of her class.

 

After graduating, she went directly to Germany to study and graduated at the world-renowned Robert Schmann Musik Hochschule in Düsseldorf for her performance diploma in 2005. After her graduation, she was offered her a full scholarship at Georgia state university in 2010. While finishing her studies she won the Brumby Competition, she earned her degree in spring of 2012 studying.

When she responded to God’s calling in 2018, she was offered a Dean's Fellow- ship Scholarship from the Boston University School of Theology. She earned her Master of Divinity as Magna Cum Laude in spring of 2020. She is a pastor at Haven UMC.