After her successful New York City début, Mexican musical theatre and jazz superstar Florencia Cuenca will be back at The Metropolitan Room with her project The New Standards. The show is arranged and music directed by musical theatre composer and Florencia’s husband, Jaime Lozano.
Florencia and Jaime have created what they called The New Standards taking songs from contemporary musicals such as Raisin, Follies, Pippin, The Color Purple, among others, and making their very own versions with eclectic and latin jazz influenced arrangements by Jesus Altamira and Jaime Lozano.
Her album “Aquí – Los Nuevos Standards” (I’m Here – The New Standards) has been described as a “one of the most uniques cover albums of recent memory” and a “highly-addictive disc” for BwayTunes.com.
Florencia will be joined onstage by a quartet with some of the best New York City-based musicians, featuring pianist Addison Frei, saxophonist Ole Mathisen, bassist Mark Van Ziegler and drummer Ross Pederson; all of them with a very renowned jazz career by themselves touring around the world.
Florencia has had a lengthy career on stage and on screen in Mexico. She has garnered praised from both critics and fans alike. Jaime Lozano is the first Mexican to be accepted and graduated from NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program. His works have been produced at various important theatres such as Goodspeed Opera House, Juilliard School of Music, The Triad Theatre, Theatre for the New City, Baruch Performing Arts Center, Merkin Concert Hall, St. George Theatre, Soho Playhouse, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre (Off Broadway), The Players, Town Hall, Minskoff Theatre (Broadway), Lucille Lortel Theatre (Off Broadway), as well as many other venues around the country and in Mexico. Currently he is working on his musical Children of Salt to be premiere this year in New York City.
The New Standards will be showcased on Monday, March 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm. To purchase tickets visit: http://www.metropolitanroom.com/
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