Voice Choices

Camila Meza

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Chilean jazz vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza began with Hendrix and Joni Mitchell but caught the jazz bug when she discovered Pat Metheny and never looked back. She came to voice from guitar, encouraged by the teacher who taught Claudia Acuna, and a vocal style crystallized around the sound of a hollow body. She has performed alongside luminaries Aaron Goldberg, Ryan Keberle, and pianist Fabian Almazan, who is part of her quartet. Meza deftly imbues arrangements of songs recorded by Al Jarreau, Victor Jara, and Billie Holiday with a folkloric pulse, sometimes in odd time signatures, at once rooted in tradition yet fiercely modern.

Mon., Oct. 13, 8 & 10 p.m., 2014