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Pop-Up at the Read Queen Bookstore

Gonzalo and friends pop by the Read Queen Bookstore & Café in Lafayette to share a little music and a coffee!

Pop-Up at the Read Queen Bookstore
Pop-Up at the Read Queen Bookstore

Time & Location

Feb 24, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM

Lafayette, 129 N Harrison Ave, Lafayette, CO 80026, USA

About the event

The Read Queen is an independent, women-owned, new and used bookstore and cafe with a strong focus on building community and bringing people together. Sure, there are many outlets for buying new and used books, but nothing beats holding the real thing in your hands before you buy that special book for yourself or a loved one. Plus they have many unique gifts, puzzles and cards as well. And they brew up some of the finest espresso drinks anywhere along the front range of Colorado. Come in and find out why the Read Queen was voted Best Bookstore, Best Independent Business, and write-in winner for best Latte/Mocha/Teahouse in the region!

More about Gonzalo Teppa:

Gonzalo Teppa began to study double bass at a very young age with Prof. Luis Guillermo Pérez at the Vicente Emilio Sojo Conservatory in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. In 1995, Gonzalo studied with Prof. Ludwig Streicher in Santander, Spain. Later, he graduated from the Simón Bolivar Conservatory in Caracas, Venezuela with Prof. Nestor Blanco. He joined “El Sistema” playing with the Simón Bolivar Orchestra of Venezuela with conductor Gustavo Dudamel. Mr. Teppa obtained

his Bachelor of Music at CU, Boulder with Prof. Paul Erhard, followed by his Master of Music in Jazz Studies with Professor Mark Simon. Teppa has performed with: Wynton Marsalis, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Matt Wilson, Ed Simon, Chris Potter, Tom Harrell, Ron Miles, Art Lande, Slide Hampton, Don Byron, Jeremy Pelt, Ben Goldberg, among others. Teppa won the “Honor Competition Award” at CU, Boulder. In 2004, 2005 and 2006 he won the “Best Jazz Soloist Award” from Downbeat Magazine. In 2014, Teppa was nominated with two Latin Grammys: “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” and “Best Latin Jazz Album”, for his participation on the albums “Tiempo” by Linda Briceño; and “3rd Element” by Luis Quintero. Teppa has released five recordings: “Designios”, “Travesias”, “Serpentina", “CONtrabajos de Aldemaro” and “Sinergia”. Most recently, Teppa is promoting his new project “Gonzalo Teppa Quintet”. After winning the “Pathways to Jazz” Grant, Teppa was able to record his newest album titled “Away From Home” with all original compositions by the bassist.

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