Formed in 2005 as a trumpet quartet, stuff in 2011 it became a septet by incorporating a cuatro player, sale pills a bassist and a drummer into the group with the idea of extending its musical boundaries and including the Latin American music into its repertoire.
Formed in 2005 as a trumpet quartet, in 2011 it became a septet by incorporating a cuatro player, a bassist and a drummer into the group with the idea of extending its musical boundaries and including the Latin American music into its repertoire.
The Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble is made up of members of the Lara Youth Orchestra: José Arvelo, Gabriel Gutiérrez, Tarcisio Barreto, Jesús Vásquez, Francisco Montes, Miguel Pagua and Moisés Rojas.
Its repertoire encompasses many genres of popular music from the Americas: the Argentine tango, the bossa nova from Brazil, the chachachá from Cuba, Mexican rancheras, American blues and swing, and Venezuelan music such as waltzes, joropos meringues and new wave.
Its innovative arrangements incorporate the trumpet into music styles —such as joropo and tango— in which it is not traditionally featured.
In June 2011, the musicians appeared at the Spanish Brass Festival in the city of Alzira, Valencia, where they shared the stage with the Spanish Brass Luur Metalls and the Tenacious Brass from England.
A month later, they participated as guest artists in the Juan García Marín International Trumpet Competition held in the city of Anna, Valencia. Then, they traveled to Bonn to perform at the Beethoven-Haus. In July 2012, the Venezuelan 7/4 Ensemble was invited to participate in the Italian Brass Week, where it shared the stage with maestros Rex Richardson (USA) and Andrea Tofanelli (Italy).