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BANDAGRANDE Big Band at the Nuyorican

IMPORTANT TOUR DATES 2013

December 16th-21st,  Hector is invited soloist at the LA HABANA JAZZ FESTIVAL, with Swiss-Cuban band NOLOSE.

Thursday, November 21st, 9:30PM, BANDAGRANDE Big Band returns to our beloved NUYORICAN POETS CAFE (236 East 3rd St, bet B and C avs) for a special fund-raising event towards completion of it’s first CD, THE BIG BAND THEORY.

Sunday, November 17th, 4PM, Hector is featured guest with the WASHINGTON SYMPHONIC BRASS “From Bach to Classic Rock”, at George Washington University’s CENTER FOR THE ARTS in Fairfax, VA, as part of the Great Performances Series.

Tuesday, November 12th, 8PM, with bass virtuoso Juan Garcia Herreros’ SNOW OWL in Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Monday, November 11th, 8PM, with bass virtuoso Juan Garcia Herreros’ SNOW OWL, and the BULGARIAN NATIONAL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, live performance and TV broadcast, Sofia, Bulgary. Hector was commitioned to write one of the orchestrations.

Saturday, November 9th, 5PM, with FOREIGN AFFAIR at the FIRST HORSENS LATIN JAZZ FESTIVAL, Horsens, Denmark.

Friday, November 8th, 7:30PM, with bass virtuoso Juan Garcia Herreros, SNOW OWL at the venerable WIENER KONZERTHAUS, Vienna, Austria. Live recording.

Tuesday, November 5th, 7PM BANDAGRANDE Big Band performs at this year’s AID FOR AIDS fund-raising Gala to support children with Aids.

Saturday October 26th, 8PM, Hector will be back at the fabulous SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB in Old Lyme, CT with his new project, PAU BRASIL… re-visiting Brazil’s rich musical culture through innovative arrangements of ageless standards and original compositions. Line-up: Itaguara Brandao, bass; Ricardo Grilli, guitar; Ze Mauricio, percussion, Sebastian Nickoll, percussion; Hector Martignon, piano/accordion/leader

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The Side Door Jazz Club is housed adjacent to the venerable Old Lyme Inn, an exquisite Bed and Breakfast opened in 1956 in a former farm dating from 1856. Across the street is the Old Lyme Art Society, once home of theAmerican Impressionist Movement.

Come… enjoy art, history, geography, haute cuisine and support world-class live Jazz while checking out this beautiful new venue for Jazz in the North East!

Thursday, October 17th, 9:30PM, Hector brings back his BANDAGRANDE Big Band for a fundraising concert at the NUYORICAN POETS CAFE, 236 East 3rd Street, Manhattan.

Thursday, October 17th, 7PM, first preview, at the renowned REPERTORIO ESPAñOL Theater, of CITA A CIEGAS, a play by Argentinian playright Mario Diament, directed by Colombian star-director Jorge Ali Triana with music by Hector Martignon.

Saturday, October 12th, 9PM, with ROBERTO SANTAMARIA ALL STARS at the BAMBERG JAZZ FEST, Bamberg Germany.

Thursday October 3rd, 8:30PM with ROBERTO SANTAMARIA ALL STARS at UNTERFAHRT JAZZ CLUB, Munich, Germany

Sunday, September 8th, 8pm, FOREIGN AFFAIR performs at the TIKI BAR in Athens, Greece.

Wednesday-Friday, Sept 4-6 , FOREIGN AFFAIR will perform at the KOZANI JAZZ FESTIVAL, Kozani, Greece. (http://www.kozanijazzfestival.gr)

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Hector at the One Space, Tokyo; April 1, 2013

Saturday August 31st, 7PM, one set only; special, unique performance with soulfull singer Marlene Young, perfoming Jazz Standards from the well-known to the obscure but precious. Don’t Tell Mamma 46 street between 8 and 9 avs, Manhattan.

July 31st- August 3, recording at BAUER STUDIOS, Ludwigsburg, Germany, of Bolivian Guitarrist Anotnio Cuadros del Bejar’s unique blend of Andean Folklore and Jazz.

Friday July 19th and Saturday 20thForeign Affair Quartet will be performing at Connecticut’s newest and hippest Jazz venue, the Side Door Jazz Club85 Lyme Str, in the town of Old LymeCT starting at 8:30PM, After a successful 7-concert Japan stint and several week-long engagements at Dizzy’s Jazz Club, the Grammy-nominated (2008 and 2010 for Best Latin Jazz Album) band features a renewed all-star constellation of virtuoso instrumentalists of world-renown: Christos Rafalides (vibes), John Benitez(bass), Samuel Torres (percussion) and Hector Martignon(piano/accordion/leader) and will perform a brand new, recording-ripe repertoire of the unique brand of LatinBrazilian and World-Jazz that has distinguished this band for 15 years, as well as some of their vintage compositions.

The Side Door Jazz Club is housed adjacent to the venerable Old Lyme Inn, an exquisite Bed and Breakfast opened in 1956 in a former farm dating from 1856. Across the street is the Old Lyme Art Society, once home of theAmerican Impressionist Movement.

Come… enjoy art, history, geography, haute cuisine and support world-class live Jazz while checking out this beautiful new venue for Jazz in the North East!Image

Wednesday May 8th, 8PM, With Chris Washburne SYOTOS at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, Broadway and 106 Street Manhattan.

Friday, March 21st- Saturday, April 6th, Japan tour with his FOREIGN AFFAIR (venues and times TBA).

Thursday, March 14th, 9PM-12:30AM, “I don’t like Salsa… I LOVE IT!” . Re-creating the great moments of Salsa from the 70s and 80s. Musicians who experienced first hand the golden age of NYC’s best Latin music at (fittingly) the famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE.

Monday, Tuesday, March 11th, 12th, CD recording at BAUER STUDIOS, Ludwigsburg, Germany, with (Mongo’s nephew) Roberto Santamaria’s LATIN JAZZ STARS.

Saturday, March 8th, 8PM, with (Mongo’s nephew) Roberto Santamaria’s LATIN JAZZ STARS at JAZZLIGHTS FESTIVAL, Oberkochen, Germany.

Thurssday, March 7th, 8PM,  with (Mongo’s nephew) Roberto Santamaria’s LATIN JAZZ STARS at CARRÉ TÜBINGEN, Germany.

Wednesday, March 6th, 8PM,  with (Mongo’s nephew) Roberto Santamaria’s LATIN JAZZ STARS at JAZZTAGE NÜRTINGEN, Germany.

Thursday, February 21st, 9PM-12:30AM, “I don’t like Salsa… I LOVE IT!” . Re-creating the great moments of Salsa from the 70s and 80s. Musicians who experienced first hand the golden age of NYC’s best Latin music at (fittingly) the famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE.

Thursday, February 7th, 8PM-whenever… with my BANDAGRANDE Big Band, big B-Day celebration, at the ZINC BAR (82 West 3rd Str, NYC).

Saturday, January 26th, 8PM, with BM4 (Burgstaller-Martignon-4) concert at FRANKLIN AND MARSHAL COLLEGE, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, playing music from MOZART’S BLUE FANTASIES and BACH’S SECRET FILES, Classical-Jazz Croosover.

Thursday, January 17th, 9PM-12:30AM, “I don’t like Salsa… I LOVE IT!” . Re-creating the great moments of Salsa from the 70s and 80s. Musicians who experienced first hand the golden age of NYC’s best Latin music at (fittingly) the famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE.

Tuesday, January 15th, 8AM, with FOREIGN AFFAIR Jazz Trio at TRINITY SCHOOL, NYC. Workshop with students at 11AM and 2PM.

Monday, January 7th, 4PM, Concert and Workshop with high school students with COJUNTO MELAO Latin Ensemble at RAMAZ HIGH SCHOOL, NYC. .

IMPORTANT TOUR DATES 2012

Thursday, December 20th, 9PM-12:30AM, “I don’t like Salsa… I LOVE IT!” . Re-creating the great moments of Salsa from the 70s and 80s. Musicians who experienced first hand the golden age of NYC’s best Latin music at (fittingly) the famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE.

Thursday, December 20th, 10AM-noon, private Holiday Celebration concert at the FORD FOUNDATION.

Friday-Sunday, December 7-9, 9PM, with Juan Garcia-Herreros’ SNOW OWL at HALF NOTE JAZZ CLUB, Athens, Greece.

Thursday, December 6th, Institute for Ethnic Studies’ of COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY celebration concert.

Friday, November 30th, 9PM, with Roberto Santamaria (Mongo’s nephew!) at BIX JAZZ CLUB, Stuttgart, Germany (sold out).

Thursday, November 29th-Saturday, December 1st, Jazz Education Kompakt-Seminar at UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION OF LUDWIGSBURG, Germany.

Wednesday, November 28th, 8PM, SOLO PIANO recital at Music Deparetment Recital Hall of UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION OF LUDWIGSBURG, Germany, playing music from Bach to Miles.

Tuesday, November 27th, 8PM, with Antonio Cuadros del Behar’s LATIN AFFAIR, at THEATERHAUS, Stuttgart, Germany.

Sunday, November 25th, 5PM, JAZZ TRIO concert with Juan Garcia-Herreros (b) and Roberto Quintero (perc) at Centre Robert Dunand of the CONSERVATOIRE POPULAIRE DE GENEVE, Geneva, Switzerland.

Saturday, November 24th, 10AM, private workshop at EJMA, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Friday, November 23rd, 9PM, with Juan Garcia-Herreros’ SNOW OWL at CHORUS JAZZ CLUB

Thursday, November 22nd, 7PM, private concert for release of Swiss star-architect JEAN-BAPTISTE FERRARI’s first illustrated book, at Lausanne’s Conservatory’s EJMA school of modern music.

Friday, November 16th, 8PM, with BM4 (Burgstaller-Martignon-4) concert at CITY-THEATER, Spencer, Iowa playing music from MOZART’S BLUE FANTASIES and BACH’S SECRET FILES, Classical-Jazz Croosover.

Friday, October 5th, 8PM, FEISTRITZ JAZZ FESTIVAL, Vienna, Austria, with Juan Garcia-Herreros’ SNOW OWL.

Thursday, September 27th, 8PM, in beautiful Klostenburg Castle, Austria with Juan Garcia-Herreros’ SNOW OWL.

Wednesday, August 29th, 7-9:30PM, BANDAGRANDE, with guest star-vibraphonist DAVE SAMUELS, play an open air concert at LINCOLN HARBOR PARK, Weehawken, NJ, right after the LINCOLN Tunnel. 1st stop from Port Authority on the 158 bus. Free entrance.

Thursday, August 16th, 9:30-12PM, with BANDAGRANDE at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street, NYC

Wednesday, July 11th, 7PM solo piano at the Palace Hotel, Lausanne, Switzerland, for the Theoretical Physics Department of Lausanne University.

Tuesday, June 26th – Saturday June 30th, 11PM. with own quartet, John Benitez (b), Samuel Torres (perc) and Christos Rafalides (vb) at NYC’s famous DIZZY’s COCACOLA JAZZ CLUB, at Columbus Circle. Late shows.

Wednesday, May 9th, 8:30PM,, with BANDAGRANDE Big Band + Jazz Camerata Strings,THE BIG BAND THEORY Concert at necently renovated MERKIN HALL 129 West 67th Str. (between Broadway and Amsterdam ave. right behind the Apple Store).  Jazz, from Bach to Hermeto, unplugged. With guests Brenda Feliciano (vocals) and Edmar Castañeda (harp), also featuring John Benitez (bass), Christos Rafalides (vibes), Samuel Torres (perc), Chelsea Baratz (tenor sax), Alex Han (alto Sax), Andy Hunter (trombone), Chris Washburne (tuba, bs trombone) and some of NYC’s  hottest up-and-comming Jazz musicians.

Tuesday, May 1st – Saturday, May 5th, with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS concerts and worshop at Harare International Arts Festival at the beautiful Harare Gardens,  Harare, Zimbabwe….!!!!

Thursday, April 19th 8PM, featured artist with the Roberto Santamaria Sextet. AUDI FORUM INGOLSTADT, Germany.

Monday, April 16th, 8PM. featured soloist with Roberto Santamaría (of Mongo’s family!) at DIE KISTE JAZZKLUB, Stuttgart, Germany.

Saturday, March 31st, 7PM, at the award ceremony of the CINEGLOBE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL at Globe of Science and Innovation, CERN, Geneva Switzerland. Hector Martignon, piano and Samuel Torres, percussion.

Thursday, March 15th, 9:30PM-12, with BANDAGRANDE Big Band at the NUYORICAN POETS CAFE (236 East 3rd Str).

Friday, March 2nd, 5-7PM with Tommy Igoe’s BIRDLAND BIG BAND, 2 sets, BIRDLAND (315 West 44 Str).

Thursday, February 16th, 9:30PM-12, with BANDAGRANDE Big Band at the NUYORICAN POETS CAFE (236 East 3rd Str).

Thursday, January 19th, 9:30PM-12, with BANDAGRANDE Big Band at the NUYORICAN POETS CAFE (236 East 3rd Str).

Tuesday, January 10th,  7PM Concert at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, one of Harlem’s premier venues, with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS band.

Thursday, January 5th 2012, 6PM with my BANDAGRANDE Big Band, within the APAP Conference, at the ZINC BAR (82 West 3rd Str, NYC). One set.

Saturday, December 9th, Performance at Sing Sing Correctional Facility with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS band.

Monday. December  5th and 12th, 7:30-9PM we’ll have an informal Big Band Workshop at WALKER STAGE, 56 Walker Street, Tribeca, ending with a Jam Session 9-11PM. Bring your instrument and charts!

November 19thHector Martignon’s FOREIGN AFFAIR performs at the CONSERVATOIRE POPULAIRE DE GENEVE, Geneva Switzerland, http://www.amiando.com/JWZHHAQ.htm

November 18th Hector Martignon’s FOREIGN AFFAIR performs at CHORUS JAZZ CLUB, Lausanne Switzerland, featuring Juan García Herreros (bs), Christos Rafalides (vb) and Ropberto Quintero (perc)

November 17th Hector Martignon’s FOREIGN AFFAIR performs at PRIVATE EVENT, Lausanne, Switzerland

November 15th 7:30PM: Solo recital at the UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION
LUDWIGSBURG, (Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg).
Ludwigsburg, Germany

November 8,9,10, 15, 16 Hector teaches, as usual every November, a Compact Seminar on Jazz Didactic at the  UNIVERSITY OF EDUCATION LUDWIGSBURG (Pädagogische Hochschule Ludwigsburg).

October 31 Hector’s Brazilian Quintet performs at a PRIVATE EVENT at the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange)

October 28, 8PM Hector performs with Eddie Allen’s SALONGO at TRUMPETS JAZZ CLUB, Montclaire, NJ.

October 28, 2PM Hector performs at the 92 ST Y, New York City with fellow faculty member Nelson Riveros

October 20th, 9:30PM BANDAGRANDE, Hector’s 18 piece Big Band performs, as usual on the 3rd Thursday of every month, at the NUYORICAN POETS CAFE, this time with a String Quartet.

October 3rd, 7PM FOREIGN AFFAIR plays PRIVATE EVENT at the NUYORICAN POETS CAFE

September 22nd, 7-9PM Hector is featured guest at JAM SESSION AT BAY BURGER, Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY

September 20th 8PM featured guest artist in Concert at the MIRIAM FRIEDBERG CONCERT HALL o the PEABODY CONSERVATORY, Baltimore, ME with trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller playing the music of Burgstaller-Martignon-4, Bach’s Secret Files and Mozart’s Blue Fantasies.

September 19th 7PM Master Class at PEABODY CONSERVATORY, Baltimore, ME with trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller and pianist Julian Gargiulo.

September 3rd, midnight LENOX LOUNGE, Lenox and 125th Str. Harlem, New York Hector plays with the Jazz Quartet of legendary Jazz tenor saxophonist BILL SAXTON, in one of Harlem’s most famous Jazz Clubs.

September 2nd, 9PM BILL’S SPEAKEASY, 133rd Str., Harlem, New York; Hector plays with the Jazz Quartet of legendary tenor saxophonist BILL SAXTON, a veteran of Frank Foster’s and Roy Haines’ bands in one of the few surviving prohibition-era SPEAKEASYs (you can bring your own alcohol!!).

August 21st, 8PM BEACON THEATER, New York City. Hector plays with an all-star Latin Band the music of CHICAGO, EXITOS opening for legendary Rock band, CHICAGO.

June 29th, 8PM Hector’s FOREIGN AFFAIR performs at AKBANK ARTS CENTER, Istanbul, Turkey

June 29th, 2PM Master Class with Hector Martignon at AKBANK ARTS CENTER, Istanbul, Turkey

June 28th 8PM Hector performs with Juan Garcia Herreros’ SNOW OWL at AKBANK ARTS CENTER, Istanbul, Phone Number: (0212) 252 35 00  Adress: İstiklal Caddesi No. 14-18 Web: www.akbanksanat.com

June 25th, 8PM Hector performs with Juan Garcia Herreros’ SNOW OWL at KAMMERLICHTSPIELE in Klagenfurt, Austria

June 24th, 8PM Hector performs with Juan Garcia Herreros’ SNOW OWL at SCHLOSS FEITSTRITZ, Feitstritz, Austria.

May 22nd Latin Jazz concert at the TAHITI MERIDIEN HOTEL in Papeete, Tahiti.

May 21st Latin Jazz concert at the ROYAL TAHITIEN HOTEL in Papeete, Tahiti with peruvian bassist Feliz Vilchez, Canadian Saxofonist Armando Castarolo and Cubans Raul Pineda (dr), Manuel Antonio Carro (perc. and vocal) and Luis Eric Gonzalez (tpt).

FOREIGN AFFAIR at PROVIDENCIA JAZZ FESTIVAL, Santiago de Chile

April 7th, 7PM world premiere of Hector’s orchestral composition, Abre Los Ojos, Cierra Los Ojos, at New York City’s SAINT PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, performed by the MUSICA DE CAMARA STRING ORCHESTRA.

January 26th 7PM MERKIN HALL, New York City; Hector performs with fellow faculty members during the annual KAUFMAN CENTER FACULTY CONCERT his arrangements for Chamber Ensemble (string quartet, flute, oboe, guitar and piano) the Eb minor Prelude of the WTC of J.S. Bach and Duke Ellington’s Melancolia.

IMPORTANT TOUR DATES 2010

Hector, John Benitez (b), Vince Cherico (dr), Henrique Fernandez, Chelsea Baratz, Alex Han (saxes), Terry Green, Rafi Makiel (tb)… with BANDAGRANDE

January 5, 2010Foreign Affair performs at Chile’s 5th FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE PROVIDENCIA Santiago, CHILE
January 6, 2010Foreign Affair performs at Santa Rosa’s TEATRO ESPANOL Santa Rosa de la Pampa, ARGENTINA (POSTPONED for spring 2010)
January 7, 2010Foreign Affair performs at MENDOZA’s FESTIVAL DIVINO VERANO Mendoza, ARGENTINA (POSTPONED for spring 2010)
January 8-9 2010Foreign Affair performs at BUENOS AIRES’ famous THELONIOUS JAZZ CLUB Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
February 5th and 6th, 2010Foreign Affair, featuring Armando Gola (bs), Samuel Torres (perc), Xavier Perez (Sax), Tim Collins (vb), Ludwig Afonso (dr) and Hector Martignon (p) play at FB Lounge, East Harlem, New York. On Saturday 6th, (hector’s B-Day) Chris Washburne (tb), Pete Nater (tpt), Joe Burgstaller (tpt) and Luisito Ayala (voc) join Foreign Affair for a n explosive Salsa set!!
February 12th and 13th, 2010Hector plays with Mario Rodriguez’ LOF MACHIN at FB Lounge, East Harlem, New York
February 12th and 13th, 2010Hector plays with VENEZUELAN VIRTUOSO PERCUSSIONIST’S ROBERT QUINTERO’s BAND at FB Lounge, East Harlem, New York
March 12thHector plays with bass virtuoso ALEX BLAKE’s Quartet in Harlem’s world renowned LENOX LOUNGE on featuring VISTOR JONES on drums and CHRIS HUNTER on Sax
March 13thHector plays with bass virtuoso ALEX BLAKE’s Quartet inBROKLYN’s PUPPETS JAZZ CLUBGE featuring VISTOR JONES on drums and CHRIS HUNTER on Sax
March 30thHector conducts Jazz workshops at Buenos Aires’ jazz school in BUENOS AIRES Argentina
March 31stHector conducts Jazz workshops atst LA PLATA jazz school’ firsin LA PLATA Argentina
April 1stForeign Affair performs at BUENOS AIRES’ famous THELONIOUS JAZZ CLUB Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
April 2ndHector plays a recital in SANTA ROSA DE LA PAMPA Argentina in the famous TEATRO ESPANOL
April 29thHector is featured artist at the ALLEGRO ANNUAL CONFERENCE at the Portland Sheraton Hotel
May 17thHector conducts Latin Jazz workshops at the Jazz dpt of MUSIKHOCHSCHULE MAINZ in Mainz, Germany
May 19thUNTERFAHRT, Munich, Germany 20:00 with ART OF THE CONTRABASS GUITAR
May 20thPORGY AND BESS, Vienna, Austria, 20:00 with ART OF THE CONTRABASS GUITAR
May 23rdMIR HALL, Moscow, Russia, 20:00 with ART OF THE CONTRABASS GUITAR
May 25thL’INUI, Redange, Luxenbourg 20:00 with ART OF THE CONTRABASS GUITAR
May 27thUKULTURZENTRUM, Oberschützen, Austria, 19:30 with ART OF THE CONTRABASS GUITAR
May 28thJAZZCLUB NEUE TONNE, Dresden, Germany, 20:00 with ART OF THE CONTRABASS GUITAR
May 29thKULTUR FORUM AMTHOF, Feldkirch, Austria, 20:00 with ART OF THE CONTRABASS GUITAR
June 30th-July 10thJAPAN TOUR: Hector is invited soloist and composer in tour around JAPAN, including Tokyo’s BLUES ALLEY JAZZ CLUB
July 23rd, 28thBRAHE HALL Culture Center, Lieska Finnland, 22:00, with the BURGSTALLER-MARTIGNON 4 ensemble, performing music of Bach, Mozart, Piazzola, Verdi, etc. in virtuosic and Jazzy setting.
September 10thHector is invited soloist and composer at the 15th year Celebration of the FESTIVAL JAZZ AL PARQUE in Bogotá, COLOMBIA
October 3rdCHORUS JAZZ CLUB Lausanne, Switzerland with Foreign Affair
November 18thKLEINER KULTURSAAL, Fehring, Austria 20:00 with ART OF THE CONTRABASS GUITAR

At the Jazz Alley Jazz Club, in Tokyo, Japan

IMPORTANT TOUR DATES 2009
January 15Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
January 24Hector plays with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS, at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, NYC 8PM
February 6Thursday, March 6th Foreign Affair, featuring Armando Gola (bs), Samuel Torres (perc) and Hector Martignon (p) play at FB Lounge, East Harlem, New York
February 19Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
February 20Foreign Affair, featuring Armando Gola (bs), Samuel Torres (perc), Xavier Perez (sax) Ludwig Afonso (drums), Tim Collins (vibes) and Hector Martignon performs at SUNY ORANGE University 8PM
February 21Hector plays with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS, at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, NYC
March 14Hector plays with Brazilian singer ANA LU, at the gorgeous new ZINC BAR JAZZ CLUB, 82 West 3rd Street, (betw Thompson and Sullivan) NYC 10PM
March 19Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
March 21Hector plays with Brazilian singer MARIANE, at the gorgeous new ZINC BAR JAZZ CLUB, 82 West 3rd Street, (betw Thompson and Sullivan) NYC 10PM
April 1Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s ZINC BAR JAZZ CLUB 9:30PM
April 16Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
May 12Hector conducts a workshop at EJMA, the Jazz Department of the Lausanne Conservatory, Switzerland, 10AM
May 13Hector performs with the Big Band of EJMA at CHORUS JAZZ CLUB Lausanne. opening EJMA’s Jazz Festival 8PM. Followed by Claudio Roditi, May 14, Ivan Lins May 17 a.o.
May 15Hector plays a piano recital at Geneva Popular Conservatory Switzerland 8PM
May 21Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
May 22Pianist Hector Martignon and Trumpet virtuoso Joe Burgstaller present their BURGSTALLER-MARTIGNON-4, first CD, Mozart’s Blue Fantasies, also featuring Hans Glavischnik (bs), John Ferrari (drums, Vibraphone) to great critic’s aclaim
May 31Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at TRAVERSE PARK Queens, New York, 4PM, open air FESTIVAL
June 3Hector plays with the Misha Piatigorsky, at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, NYC 8PM, sitting in for Misha. Featuring Ari Hoenig (drums) and Danton Boller (bass).
June 5Foreign Affair performs at PUEBLA INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL, Puebla Mexico 8PM
June 7Hector plays with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS, at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, NYC 8PM
June 18Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
June 27Hector plays with Brazilian singer MARIANE, at the gorgeous new ZINC BAR JAZZ CLUB, 82 West 3rd Street, (betw Thompson and Sullivan) NYC 10PM
July 2-3Hector is featured guest artist on accordion with up-and-coming conga superstar CHEMBO CORNIEL, on his CD release, at DIZZY’s COCA COLA JAZZ CLUB, NYC 11PM, plying one of Hector’s original tunes and one of his arrangements
July 4Hector plays with Brazilian singer MARIANE, at the gorgeous new ZINC BAR JAZZ CLUB, 82 West 3rd Street, (betw Thompson and Sullivan) Saturday 10PM, NYC
July 6-8Rcording of bass virtuoso JUAN GARCIA HERREROS’s CD, featuring Antonio Sanchez on drums, Harvie S on acoustic bass, Roberto Quintero, percussion, Lou Soloff and Pete Nater on trumpet, at BENNETT STUDIOS, NJ
July 16Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
July 19Hector plays with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS, at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, Sunday 8-12PM, NYC
July 26Hector plays with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS, at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, Sunday 8-12PM, NYC
August 2Hector plays with Chris Washburne’s SYOTOS, at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, Sunday 8-12PM, NYC
August 17Foreign Affair, performs at VILLA DE LEYVA JAZZ FESTIVAL, Villa de Leyva, Colombia. To be confirmed
September 17Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
October 15Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
October 24Foreign Affair, performs at 1st INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL of SALVADOR, Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
November 21Hector plays a piano recital at Geneva Popular Conservatory Switzerland 8PM
November 24-27As every year in November, Hector conducts a four-day COMPACT SEMINAR at the PH LUDWIGSBURG one of GERMANY’s most prestigeous Universities for Education, showing aspiring music teachers the possibilities of integrating JAZZ in their Music-Didactic. A SOLO RECITAL performed on the Institute’s fabulous FAZIOLI piano, will take place on the 23rd.
November 26Hector performs with some of ITALY’s best Jazz musicians at COUNT BASIE JAZZ CLUB Genova, ITALY
December 1at 7:30pm, Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER, New York
December 2at 7:30pm Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER New York
December 3at 8:00pm Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER New York
December 4at 8:00pm Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER New York
December 52:00 and 8:00pm Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER New York
December 62:00 and 7:30pm Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER New York
December 8at 7:30pm Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER New York
December 10at 8:00pm Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER New York
December 10at 10:00pm Foreign Affair, performs in a rare TRIO format, featuring ARMANDO GOLA on bass, SAMUEL TORRES on percussion and HECTOR on keybords, at New York’s ZINC BAR JAZZ CLUB , 82 West 3rd Street, (betw Thompson and Sullivan) NYC
December 12at 8:00pm Hector performs the piano score for famed BALLET HISPANICO at JOYCE THEATER New York
December 17Foreign Affair Quintet, performs at New York’s famous NUYORICAN POETS CAFE 236 East 3rd Street (bet Ave B and C) 9:30PM
December 23Hector plays with Cuban super-star drummer HORACIO “NEGRO” HERNANDEZ’ band, at the gorgeous new ZINC BAR JAZZ CLUB, 82 West 3rd Street, (betw Thompson and Sullivan) NYC 10PM


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