July 7th, 2022 10pm Stage
Luz Pinos is a singer and composer from Guayaquil, Ecuador. In her early years, Luz grew up exposed to a lot of South American pop and traditional music. She followed her passion and graduated as a contemporary dancer in Guayaquil, Ecuador then decided to move to NYC and persue her carreer as a profesional singer.
Luz lost her grandfather while in NYC and found her own original sound and way of turning her personal stories into, compositions influenced by Ecuadorian and South American rhythms, starting with her song Mariposa azul, a song written for her grandfather as a goodbye song.
Her first and multi-award winning album “Mariposa Azul” toured in USA, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador. Performing at numerous prestigious venues like Drom, Lincoln center, Joes pub in NYC and multiple festivals in NY and Houston like SXSW, Barnard college festival, Raise your voice and Riverside Festival in NYC. Toured multiple times in her home country Ecuador, on September 2019 she was invited to open a concert for the Chilean singer Mon Laferte in Quito, Ecuador, also shared stage with artists like Rawayana, Esteman, and Toured his Ecuador dates with Spanish world star Alejandro Sanz. Luz will release her EP ‘¿Para Qué?’ On June 24 and is currently working on her second album which will be released on November 2022 with producer Cheo Pardo.
Jacinta Clusellas is a composer, guitarist and singer-songwriter based in New York City. Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jacinta brings together South American folklore, jazz and chamber music, in the context of songs influenced by poems, literature and nature from South America.
She is the composer/lyricist of the bilingual musical AZUL which has been developed at the Eugene O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference, the National Alliance for Musical Theatre Festival of New Musicals (NAMT), New York Theatre Workshop, BRIC, The Drama League, Tofte Lake Center, Catwalk Art Institute, the Prelude Festival and has received the NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theatre.
Jacinta’s debut album El Pájaro Azul was released in NYC, and published in Japan under the record label Inpartmaint Inc. Her upcoming EP is being produced by West One Music (London, UK) and will be released in the fall of 2022.
In New York City, Jacinta has performed at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Joe’s Pub, The Great Hall at Cooper Union, Americas Society/Council of the Americas, La MaMa Theatre, Le Poisson Rouge, Rockwood Music Hall, Musical Theatre Factory, Sultan Room, Women of Color on Broadway and more.
Jacinta has toured the US as a composer, songwriter, and performer. Selected: South by Southwest [SXSW] (Austin, TX), Lanesboro Arts (Jerome Foundation, MN), Audacious Raw Theatre (MN), Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts (WY), Good Hart Artist Residency (MI). Internationally, she has toured her music throughout Argentina, Chile, Ecuador, Canada, Greece and Italy. Jacinta is a Teaching Artist at the New York Philharmonic, where she develops programs and teaches for the Very Young Composers Program, has served as a mentor at Lincoln Center’s Music Across Borders program, as a workshop creator and facilitator at Lincoln Center Passport for the Arts and as an Assistant Professor at Berklee College of Music. She is a former member of the Carnegie Hall Music Educators Workshop and holds a B.A. in Contemporary Writing and Production from Berklee College of Music