Wednesday, Feb. 15
Wolfson Auditorium, Room 1261
Abstract Citizen is the newest group from Guitarist/Composer Aaron Lebos. The band’s genre can be categorized under the wide umbrella term of “Modern Jazz,” and all of its music was originally written as a response to the pandemic.
Lebos is a Miami native and has been an active member of the music scene since he was 16. He performs with some of the biggest names in South Florida, including Nicole Henry, Spam All-Stars and Nu Deco Ensemble. Lebos incorporates his diverse and eclectic style into the music of Abstract Citizen.
This is Lebos’ first project utilizing vocals, and the band explores this endless textural possibility in many stunning and genre-bending ways. The music is filled with simple yet unique melodies, complex yet accessible time signatures, improvisation, and a balance of structure and chaos. Most importantly, this new music is filled with freshness and sincerity.
Joining Lebos is a remarkable band featuring some of the most in-demand and creative musicians in South Florida. The quartet includes vocalist Justine Garcia, bassist Marty Quinn and drummer Brahm Masla, all of whom are graduates of the highly acclaimed University of Miami Jazz program.
In the last few years, they have regularly performed at Miami hot spots Lagniappe House, Fish House and Heartland, and they have begun touring the rest of Florida. Their debut album was recorded at Miami’s Bridge studio and was released in 2022.
All concerts are free and open to the public. Live performances will take place at Wolfson Campus Auditorium, 300 N.E. Second Ave., Miami, FL 33132. Building 1, Room 1261. All performances will be livestreamed, except for those occurring on Tuesdays.