Every Tuesday we present Chicago’s top jazz artists in a lively atmosphere, full of cocktail-shaking and spirited conversation.
“Cortiñas’ music is uplifting, robust, melodic, and gets your body moving; it’s an exciting blend of the artist’s musical influences from jazz and Latin America, including his native Mexico.” —Downbeat Magazine
“An emerging drummer to watch. Cortiñas is a highly musical and grooving drummer, as well as a laudable composer… his music is surprisingly danceable…groove-shifter, high-energy precision soloing, framed by vivid ideas. A joyful meeting of mind and spirit.” —Modern Drummer Magazine
“With the cohesive and captivating Esse, Cortiñas has created superb work that balances refreshingly inventive ideas with high-caliber musicianship. This exquisite and continuously gripping record is a testament to Cortiñas’ triple threat of skills as dynamic performer, agile bandleader and brilliant composer.” —Chicago Jazz Magazine