Performing their instrumental music from their “Mirando al Cielo” CD for the first time in El Paso, The Matias Carbajal Jazz Ensemble played to a packed house at the Fox Fine Arts Center at UTEP. Concert attendees were treated to an evening of classical jazz fused with what pianist Matias Carbajal calls a combination of Latin and Mexican jazz with a bit of progressive rock influences. “I was born in the 70s and bands like The Police and Pink Floyd inspired my music and my current inspirational groups are Cold Play and U2,” noted Carbajal. The ensemble is based in Mexico City and Carbajal said they really enjoyed their performance, “Our experience in El Paso was awesome. It is always great to perform in a venue such as the Fox Fine Arts Theatre with an audience that was so warm and receptive.”
The Matias Carbajal Ensemble was sponsored in part by The Consulate General of Mexico, Fundacion Pedro Zaragoza, A.C., Fundacion Sebastian, A.C. and The University of Texas at El Paso.
Photographed by Heber Nickolath