Combo Nuvo, is a unique improvisational ensemble featuring some of New York City's leading jazz artists - such as DAVE SCHROEDER, artistic director and harmonica player in the traditions of Toots Thielemans and the Delta Blues, LENNY PICKETT, saxophonist/band-leader for "Saturday Night Live," and renowned arranger and composer RICH SHEMARIA. The group combines influences ranging from jazz and classical to blues and world music. Individually, these artists have performed with such music legends as Miles Davis, Ravi Shankar, Elton John, Yo Yo Ma, Paul Simon, Natalie Cole, Dave Douglas, Oscar Castro Neves, Randy Brecker and Tower of Power. These musical experiences combine to create truly original music.
Another specialty of Combo Nuvo is their collaboration with symphony orchestras around the world. These performances have proven to be a symbiotic experience where the orchestra becomes integral to the compositions; Combo Nuvo invites the orchestra to not merely accompany them, but to join as active participants along with the group.
News and Updates: Keep Checking Back for Upcoming Performances
10/15/2011: Saturday, October 15, 2011
Combo Nuvo before an audience of 100,000 people in Shanghai China
09/08/2010: Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 7:30pm Quick Center for the Arts at St. Bonaventure University presents:
Holiday Jazz with Combo Nuvo
The unique improvisational ensemble comprised of some of New York’s leading jazz artists, will be led by artistic director & harmonica specialist Dave Schroeder, and featuring special guest saxophonist Billy Drewes, will perform original compositions from their latest CD "Nouveau Sketches," along with their own arrangements of beloved Holiday songs.
For more information and tickets call: 716/375-2494
Sept 5, 2010, 12:30-3:30pm An afternoon of jazz at the Blue Note Jazz Club with Combo Nuvo, New York City
July 2-4, 2010, Combo Nuvo and the Costa Rica National Symphony,
National Opera House, San Jose, Costa Rica
April 7th, 2010, 4-6pm Combo Nuvo concert and CD signing the Barnes & Noble Events Auditorium, New York City
05/01/2008: From Monday April 28th Studio Session - Combo Nuvo @ NYU
Features 5 songs with Combo Nuvo and string orchestra plus, interviews.
04/01/2008: Monday April 28th 5-6pm Combo Nuvo and Strings live broadcast on WBGO Jazz Radio 88.3FM andwww.wbgo.org.
03/15/2008: Combo Nuvo performed in Lima, Peru from March 16-23 for the Peru Internacional Jazz Festival. The group performed three concerts with symphonic orchestra comprised of musicians from New York, Los Angeles and members of the Peru National Symphony. In addition, legendary Peruvian vocalist Eva Ayllon will be we the featured guest artist.
03/15/2008: In June, Combo Nuvo traveled to Italy from June 24-28 to perform at the Grand Tour Jazz Festival in Terni, Italy. The group played with an eleven-piece string section at a variety of locations including in a 12th Century monastery as well as beautiful Villa La Pietra, in Florence.