National Concert Hall Jazz Festival, 8/27 - 9/10

Friday, 8/27, Paquito D’Rivera Quintet … jDfkuJA2qw
Paquito D’Rivera, clarinet and alto sax
Diego Urcola, trumpet/valve trombone
Alex Brown, piano
Mark Walker, drums
Oscar Stagnaro, electric bass

PBS - On Canvas

Sunday , 8/29, Chucho Valdés & The Afro-Cuban Messengers … 4VfN7fbtCL
Chucho Valdés, piano,
Mayra Caridad Valdés, vocals
Lázaro Rivero Alarcón, bass
Juan Carlos Rojas Castro, drums
Yaroldy Abreu Robles, percussion
Dreiser Durruthy Bambolé, bata drum/vocals
Carlos Manuel Miyares Hernandez, tenor Sax
Reinaldo Melián Álvarez, trumpet

Friday, 9/3, Joshua Redman Trio … fuCBeBry6w
Joshua Redman, saxophone
Matt Penman, bass
Gregory Hutchinson, drums

Friday, 9/10, Eliane Elias … f0a6hwmWsw
Elaine Elias, piano/vocals
Marc Johnson, bass
Rubens de La Corte, guitar
Rafael Barata, drums

Nice work by the the folks at NCH for bringing Chucho over to our fair island. It’s highly unlikely Chucho and ACM will ever be back, so people this is the only chance you’re going to get. If you need a bit of convincing check out the youtube clip of Mayra Valdes posted above!