Estrella & Esquina 25: Marc Bischoff - piano, Efraim Trujillo - sax/ flute, Jose Luis Lopretti- bass, Enrique Firpi - drums, Estrella Acosta - vocals
Cuban vocalist Estrella Acosta & Esquina 25 5tet present a musical program that mixes Caribbean and South American rhythms with adventurous improvisations. Surprising arrangements from the Afro-Cuban classics are interwoven with original material, inspired by traditional and jazz influences.
Esquina 25 refers to an intersection in the neighborhood of Vedado in Habana, Cuba where arts and cultures meet.
Estrella has a warm voice and a sunny and relaxed stage presence. She masters the vocal aspects of both latin and jazz music. She has surrounded herself with excellent musicians, like pianist and band leader Marc Bischoff. In a masterful way he colored the performance with tasteful piano sounds, that held the music together in both the jazz pieces and the swinging montuno-sections". —JazzPodium.nl