For Immediate Release
March 28th, 2016
Atlas Maior Announces Upcoming Tour in Denver, Colorado
World music fusion group to play shows in Denver April 3rd through 6th 2016
Austin, Texas – The world music fusion group Atlas Maior announces their upcoming tour stop in Denver, Colorado April 3rd through April 6th 2016. The instrumental world music trio will play several shows in Denver, including an Autism Awareness Event produced by Consultants for Children, Inc. at Hoffbrau Bar & Grill Sunday Sunday April 3rd, 8pm-10pm. Other performances include a live in-studio exclusive with KUVO 89.3FM Monday April 4th at 12:00pm and an evening performance at Mercury Cafe Tuesday April 5th at 9:30pm.
Atlas Maior welcomes opportunities for local media interviews, performance reviews, or other opportunities including educational workshops and demonstrations in the Denver area April 3-6, 2016.
About Atlas Maior:
Atlas Maior maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Middle Eastern, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another. The group composes music that pays homage to the stewards of these traditions and their cultural and geographic origins. Band members Joshua Thomson (alto saxophone, flutes), Charlie Lockwood (oud), and Ted Camat (percussion) create a unique sound that balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages. Thomson and Lockwood write original melodies exploring maqamat (the Middle Eastern modal system) and harmonic progressions of American jazz. Percussionist Ted Camat applies a wide variety of rhythms and traditional percussion instruments including the Middle Easterndumbek, Peruvian cajón, and Brazilian pandero.
In October 2015 Atlas Maior released their fourth studio album Keyif EP. Keyif received positive reviews and media placement from KUTX, Austin’s National Public Radio affiliate network, All About Jazz, World Music Central, UTNE Reader, Midwest Record and more. Atlas Maior has toured internationally in Turkey and Spain, and has received hometown recognition with the proclamation of “Atlas Maior Day” on March 27, 2014 by Austin’s City Council. They have opened for internationally acclaimed artists Vieux Farka Touré and Tal National, and have performed at music festivals including Wobeonfest, Art Outside, SXSW, and the City of Austin’s F1 Fan Fest. The group has collaborated with a host of talented musicians in Austin and from around the world, including Atash, Fared Shafinury, Lou Lou Ghelichkhani of Thievery Corporation, Layalina, The University of Texas at Austin Middle East Ensemble Bereket, The Austin Global Orchestra and many more.
More Atlas Maior Denver Tour Info:
For more information, promo requests, or set up an interview, please contact:
Joshua Thomson, Silver Phantom Booking