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Romy Hernandez – Album Launch + Special Guests Sweet Coco
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
Doors open at 7:00 pm
Tickets available at the door
Romy Hernandez is a classically trained pianist who relocated to Australia more than a decade ago. It was in Australia where she discovered her passion for composition, jazz and improvisation as she immersed herself in Melbourne’s dynamic music landscape. Known for her roles as a composer, arranger, and pianist in various Latin bands and Latin jazz ensembles, Romy has become a respected figure in the local music community. “Poems of Bliss and Loss” represents a heartfelt return to her roots and a profound exploration of her first love – the piano.
Drawing inspiration from a rich tapestry of Latin jazz, classical influences, and cinematic elements, Romy’s compositions reveal a depth of emotion and musical complexity. The album serves as a musical memoir, reflecting her journey as an immigrant and the poignant losses experienced while being away from her homeland, Cuba. Additionally, it delves into the artist’s personal growth and the challenges she faces in her current home, Australia.
Support by ‘Sweet Coco’
‘Sweet Coco’ is a Melbourne-based duo featuring Maria Lozano from Spain on Oboe/Vocals and Marcos Villalta from Salvador/Australia on Nylon Acoustic Guitar. They explore the timeless Brazilian sounds of Choro & Bossa Nova, infusing their own style and seamlessly blending their musical backgrounds into a captivating harmony.