The Bolivian fire-style songstress will seduce your world with her Bolivian Roots, Rumba Soul Grooves, Gypsy Blues, Caribbean Funk, Cumbia Reggae, Bachata Swing and Ranchera Pop Passion that will make you love, dance and surrender to the night. Acclaimed by Latin Jazz Net as a “provocative and brilliant” artist, Gian-Carla makes stunningly bold crossings between Latin American folk, jazz, soul, pop, political song, classical and roots music. “With her power, vocal clarity, and with a combination of glamour and grits she incorporates it all… she is a jewel of an artist.” – Classical Lite Magazine
As a Bolivian artist trained in the opera and theater world, Gian-Carla’s subversive musical prowess is the result of two worlds colliding to create a powerful, original and groundbreaking fusion of musical genres. She had toured with the Bolivian Baroque Project which showcased her voice on the world’s greatest concert halls (London’s Wigmore Hall, Berlin’s Konzerthaus, Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, among many others). But when she moved to NYC she submerged herself in the city’s jam sessions (like Terraza’s Sunday Jam!) to explore improvisation and to expand her ideas on musical fusion, jazz and world music. In this way a new and more powerful artist was born.
In 2014 Gian-Carla released her debut album Nora la Bella, which was chosen Album of the Week by Latin Jazz Net and of which critics rave: “You’ve never heard anything like it… you can’t help but admire her bravado.” – The Examiner. AXS Entertainment lauded: “Her sublime gift allows the listener the rare opportunity to become enveloped in a lyrical wonderland that few have the ability to communicate.” That same year she received the Medal of Honor to Merit from the Plurinational State of Bolivia because “as a woman and a worthy representative of Bolivia she shows inspiration and motivation for contemporary generations.”
Arturo Peña / Drums & Percussion
Sinuhe Padilla / Jaranas & Acoustic Guitars
Cameron Mizell / Electric Guitar
A.J. Khaw / Piano
Luis Guzman / Electric Bass
Claudia Valentina / Back-Up Vocals
Jamie Buena / Back-Up Vocals
Gian-Carla Tisera / Voice
Gian-Carla at Terraza 7 on Sunday April 24th, 2016 at 7:30 pm.
$10 Cover charge for Mezzanine.