Global Cuba Fest 2015
Opening Night! -Saturday, March 7, 2015
Miami Dade County Auditorium 7:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
-6 Hours of Contemporary Cuban Sound Extravaganza!-
Food Trucks and Full Bar available.
Opening Night Lineup:
8:00 p.m. ***Piano Marathon Cubano featuring***
Jorge Luis Pacheco
Three of Cuba’s top jazz pianists perform a lively one-hour marathon concert with one, two, or all three onstage at any given time. Harold López-Nussa, winner at the Montreaux Jazz Festival’s Solo Piano competition in 2005, is a celebrated figure on the European jazz scene whose unique style has garnered international attention. Aldo López-Gavilán was born to a family of acclaimed classical musicians and the London Times described him as “ not only a formidable virtuoso, but also exceeding in works that require extraordinary color and fascinating sounds.” Jorge Luis Pacheco is another of the leading pianists of the new generation of jazz in Cuba and is also a talented percussionist, composer, and vocalist.
9:30 p.m. ***Volcán Quartet***
by Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Horacio El Negro Hernández, Giovanny Hidalgo and Armando Gola (Cuba/USA/Puerto Rico)
Volcán, an all-star project featuring the prodigious talents of Jose Armando Gola (upright/electric bass), Horacio “El Negro” Hernández (drums), Giovanni Hidalgo (percussion) and Gonzalo Rubalcaba (piano/keyboard), is the product of years of friendship, respect and a diverse and rich musical heritage. With over 150 albums between them as leaders and side-men, these highly revered musicians have joined forces to our delight. This project by Grammy award winning artists presents the latest innovations in Latin Jazz with Afro-Caribbean and Classical influences as well as other contemporary musical genres. Each artist brings a rich history of collaboration with top names in the contemporary jazz scene, as well as international recognition to this innovative, electrifying project. As part of its current international tour, Volcán will be presented in Miami for one night only.