2nd Show 10pm Pizza Express Antonio Forcione Quartet Tel 020 74394962Posted on: 01/06/2023
ANTONIO FORCIONE QUARTET
JENNY ADEJAYAN - Cello
MATHEUS NOVA - Acoustic Bass
JANSEN SANTANA - percussion
ANTONIO FORCIONE - Guitar
Photos by Anna Kunst
The Antonio Forcione Quartet is a group of international musicians led by Antonio Forcione, who is widely regarded as one of the most charismatic and unconventional guitarists in the world. The quartet also features Jenny Adejayan on cello, Matheus Nova on acoustic bass, and Jansen Santana on percussion.
With a career spanning over four decades and 21 albums of original material, Antonio has earned a reputation as the "Jimi Hendrix of the acoustic guitar" for his ability to seamlessly blend jazz, Spanish, African, Brazilian, and improvised music. He has performed with some of the biggest names in music, including Charlie Haden, Angelique Kidjo, Trilok Gurtu, Larry Coryell, Diego el Cigala, and many more.
Jenny Adejayan, the quartet's cellist, was born to a Nigerian father and Grenadian mother in East London. She has recorded Five albums and a live DVD with Antonio and has been a part of the quartet since its formation.
Matheus Nova, the quartet's bassist, is from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, and has studied at the Conservatory of Tatuí and the Federal University of Bahia. He has performed with numerous artists from Brazil and beyond, including Rosa Passos, Nana Caymmi, and Hermeto Pascoal.
Jansen Santana, the quartet's percussionist, is also from Salvador Bahia, Brazil, and has performed with many notable musicians, including Carlinhos Brown, Daniela Mercury, and Gilberto Gil.
ANTONIO FORCIONE Quartet
Jenny Adejayan - Cello
Matheus Nova - Acoustic Bass
Jansen Santana - Percussion
Antonio Forcione - Guitar