ABOUT ROBERTO - Pianist, composer and educator Roberto Verastegui (b.1988, Monterrey, Mexico) is appearing in the international jazz scene as one of the most promising young musicians recently. Some of his recent recorded work with diverse groups has received big acclaim from some jazz critics as 'smoking', 'killing', 'lush, lovely'. Now graduated with a BM in Jazz Piano Performance from the renowned University of North Texas, he has had the opportunity to play with musicians like Billy Hart, Jimmy Cobb, Ralph Alessi, Lyle Mays, Shelley Carroll, Li Xiaochuan, Adonis Rose, Quamon Fowler, Tommy Campbell, Linda Oh, Ingrid Jensen and Curtis Fuller, and has toured successfully and offered masterclasses with many different groups in Mexico, USA, England, Spain, France, Portugal, South Korea, Japan, China and Hong Kong. (Read More...)
BUY MEETING POINT NOW! - Roberto’s debut album as a bandleader reunites some of the most acclaimed jazz musicians internationally and comprises interpretations of some standards by John Coltrane, Tony Williams and Wayne Shorter, as well as Roberto’s own compositions.
Featuring Quamon Fowler, Jason ‘JT’ Thomas, Matt Young, Jacob Smith and Li Xiaochuan.
"Roberto Verastegui brings to the band not only a remarkable talent on keyboards but an attitude about life that makes everything relevant and wonderful. He can go anywhere and he is becoming an orchestrator on the keyboards, something that goes beyond playing notes but gets into spontaneous composing that takes us to other worlds beyond what we expect."
-Bob Belden (multi-Grammy award winner)
"Roberto's piano artistry is inventive and exciting-refreshing"
- Stefan Karlsson (International Jazz Artist)
"Roberto is quickly maturing into an excellent player with a very personal voice!"
- Dan Haerle (Jazz Education Pioneer)
"Roberto Verastegui on Nord keyboard took solos that seemed to burst off the stage, each of them seemingly indifferent to where the notes would land yet measured in the note choices."
"The album defies categorization. Lush and picturesque in the style of late 70s film music, with jazz flourishes richly orchestrated with Roberto Verastegui’s electronic keyboards (…) it’s a film for the ears."
-New York Music Daily