The Ensamble 7/4 it’s a mind-blowing fusion of classical music to the exotic Venezuelan folk music, Latin American music and jazz.
The success of the Ensamble 7/4 comes from its unique way to make music, from its unusual format: 4 trumpets, double bass, venezuelan cuatro and percussion; to their virtuous arrangements and choreographies specially and uniquely fashioned for them, throughout a 2-hours show completely memorized; passing by their colorful shoes and the incorporation of humor, the group has always maintained that they are simply being themselves on stage, while performing at the highest artistic level.
Founded in Venezuela and currently based in Florida, Ensamble 7/4 have toured in the US and internationally in countries such as Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Colombia, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Venezuela. They have recorded 4 albums; their last two: “Welcome to America” and “FestFanfaren”, are both a Silver Medal winner of The Global Music Awards 2018 and 2020 respectively, in three categories: Best Album, Best Ensemble and Best Instrumentalists for each of the members of the Ensemble.
7/4 has been invited two times to be part of the most important event in the Trumpet World, The International Trumpet Guild ITG, in Columbus 2015 and Miami 2019. They have participated in several conferences held in the United States: Los Angeles Western Arts Alliance WAA Conference, Milwaukee Arts Midwest Conference, Performing Arts Exchange PAE conference in Orlando and the Association of Performing Arts Presenters APAP in New York City.
Over the last decade, Ensamble 7/4 has performed in several important stages including Berklee College of Music, the Adrienne Arsht Center, Harvard University and the legendary Berliner Philharmonie. The group also has appeared on festivals such as the Italian Brass Week 2012 and 2020; the Miami World Music Festival VI and VIII editions (2018 – 2021), Sauerland-Herbst Brass Festival for three years in a row (2015-16-17); Miami Dade College Honor Band Music Festival 2017; the Schagerl Brass Festival 2014; and the Alzira Spanish Brass Festival in 2011.
In 2015, the Ensamble 7/4 toured with maestro Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV). This time, they appeared in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where they participated in academic activities and performed in concerts such as the 2015 LA Phil Opening Night Gala. In 2013, the 7/4 accompanied the SBSOV and Maestro Dudamel on their South American Tour, which included performances in Buenos Aires, São Paulo, Brasilia and Bogotá.
Ensamble 7/4 is proud to be Schagerl Artist