Music is a language. It is also a bridge which brings us into contact

with feelings, events, people and ideas with another way being.

In the arts there is a language, which all humans understand, a language without words.

New Release


TransAtlantic Ensemble

available at iTunes / arkivmusic

Our new CD "Havana Moon"
has just been released by the Steinway Label

with wonderful compositions by
Paquito D'Rivera, JP Jofre , Miguel del Aguila & Villa Lobos

featuring guest artists
Liana Gourdjia, Violin and JP Jofre, Bandoneon


"D’Rivera’s Habanera contains a “Tango adagio” with exquisite Ravelean flavors that is performed with gorgeous clarity by Adam and Ulex. (Their) chemistry is ever present in this beautifully engineered recording by Markus Mittermeyer."

"Fusing classical and Latin jazz in a most classical way, this piano/clarinet duo with some of their pals added for color find that sweet spot where jazz and classical collide in a most sprightly fashion without losing any seriousness along the way."
"…all are quite well handled by performers who are clearly comfortable playing “fusion” music whose Latin traditions blend with a mellow jazz sound and, frequently, pleasantly rhythmic dancelike melodies."
"... D'Rivera is the star of the show; try the sweeping rhythm of the "Vals Venezolano" as a sample. The two Villa-Lobosminiatures are both delicious, and rarely heard. Noteworthy as well is the sound, recorded at the ambitiously named Traumton Studios in Berlin. An interesting elaboration on the crossover tendencies that have always been present in Latin American music."
-ALLMUSIC REVIEW by James Manheim

JP Jofre:
"It's a great honor to be part of this unique album that features some of my favorite composers. Now's days is very hard to find albums with diverse styles of contemporary-tonal music, but in this case, the Transatlantic Ensemble did a wonderful work in the selection of the works and the performance is excellent."

Miguel del Aguila:
“I just finished listening to my Silence from your new Havana Moon CD; and both my friend and I were in tears by the beginning of the coda. Your interpretation is so beautifully moving, lyrical, refined, deep and most of all the feelings and expression of the music sound so sincere. … ”
June 2016 

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Review: ConcertoNet

Clarinettist Mariam Adam and pianist Evelyn Ulex are concert soloists and also director-performers of their own chamber group, TransAtlantic Ensemble, championing contemporary composers and so called ‘crossover’ works. ...

Review: Midwest Records 

If you can't put your finger on what's going on here the reason is because this sounds like some of your grandpa's old Masterworks records that trended toward the exotic side. ...