Bardamù is a music group founded by its members Alfonso Tramontana and Ginaski Wop. The musical genre created by the band is defined as Stray Bop, which fuses the sounds of traditional jazz with elements of urban culture. In 2017 Bardamu released their album entitled: 23 y O special edition, with the participation of several prominent musicians from the Latin jazz scene. In 2019, Bardamù continued to bend genres with the release of their album entitled Stray Bop (recorded in Brooklyn and mastered at Abbey Road Sudios – London). The album boasts the presence of leading international artists such as K. Sparks, famous actor Michael Imperioli, and multi-Grammy award-winning Arturo O’Farrill.
In 2019 they sold out twice at Minton’s jazz club in Harlem (New York).
Additional notable collaborations include: Michael Imperioli, Arturo O’ Farrill, K. Sparks, Esa AKA El Presidente, Alessandro Haber, Giorgio Conte, Tormento, Baba Sissoko, Buena Vista Social Club, Andrea G. Pinketts, Orishas, Changuito, Tata Guine, Roy Hargrove, Horacio “EL Negro” Hernandez , and Los Van Van.
Notable festivals include: Festival de La Trova “Pepe Sanchez” (Santiago de Cuba) invited by Eliades Ochoa of the Buena Vista Social Club 2002; International Jazz Plaza Festival (La Habana – Cuba) invited by Chucho Valdés.
Awards (2002): “Nosside” international poetry award (in the category: “Best poetry in music” – with the song Terra, written by Bardamù and interpreted by Giorgio Conte). With several accomplishments and a strong musical presence, Bardamù is on the cutting edge of modern jazz music.
Maestro Changuito (winner of two Grammys) said of them: “Bardamù is the new age jazz-music we want to hear and we need to hear”.
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