What: Oscar Peñas, guitar
When: Wednesday, May 16, sets 7:30-11:30 pm
Where: 6 Depot Square, Montclair, NJ 07042
Cost: $10, $5 min
Oscar Peñas, guitar
Moto Fukushima, 6-string electric bass
Franco Pinna, drums
Guitarist and composer Oscar Peñas epitomizes a new wave of emerging artists who are an integral part of New York’s flourishing music scene. Born in Barcelona, Spain and residing permanently in New York, his compositions transcend and yet merge different genres, cultures and styles with fluidity, garce and power. His style has been described at WNYC as “transnational cool”. Although his music can be called “jazz”, it crosses the boundaries of traditional music labeling, blending the idiom through original compositions with hints of flamenco and South America grooves.