Ila Cantor ENCANTO Album Release Party
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Slow & Steady Records and Manny's present the release of Bay Area-based guitarist, singer-songwriter Ila Cantor’s fifth album, ENCANTO.
Meaning “enchantment,” or “wonderment” in Spanish, ENCANTO is inspired by the charango, a South American stringed instrument historically used for prayer and expressions of gratitude and healing. ENCANTO is a seamless bridge between the simple and sacred song tradition of the charango in Latin America, and the complex, and meticulously composed tradition of chamber music in the West. From beginning to end, ENCANTO is a complete listening experience. Through her own efforts to find peace and healing through music, Cantor has gifted the listener the same.
About Ila Cantor:
Ila has performed and toured extensively within the jazz and contemporary improviser’s scene worldwide. Early on, she was mentored by the likes of Reid Anderson (of The Bad Plus, her college roommate), Bill McHenry, Chris Cheek, Ari Hoenig, Wayne Krantz, Ben Street, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ethan Iverson, Aaron Parks, Steve Cardenas, and Gerald Cleaver, to guitar legend John Scofield (best friend of her parents), and worked closely with gypsy jazz virtuoso Stephane Wrembel while living in New York City. She has recorded multiple albums and has been awarded grants from the Van Leir Fellowships and the Open Arts Foundation for merit in composition.
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