Online Event: Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet

(Bronx, NY)  Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents “Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet” on Friday May 28, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. on Zoom, Facebook Live and YouTube.  The event will feature a premiere performance recorded from the stage of the Hostos Main Theater followed by a Live Conversation.  The evening is hosted by Michael Ambrosino, producer and host of Currents, Dialectics & Dialogs at

Friday, May 28, 7:30 p.m. (New York Time)

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Zaccai Curtis is a pianist and composer advancing African – Caribbean – New Orleans music norms in rapid motion. The Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet expands upon the CUBOP era, mixing new compositions and classics from Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham to Machito. Through exploration, this ensemble brings forth a new sound to classic Afro-Cuban jazz concepts with their own arrangements – taking the music to uncharted landscapes. Zaccai Curtis is a Winner of the 2017 Chamber Music America’s “New Jazz Works.”  Zaccai Curtis Afro-Cuban Jazz Quartet features: bassist Luques Curtis, timbale player Willie Martínez; along with, conga players Camilo Molina and Reinaldo De Jesús.

Danilo Navas
Founder, Editor, Webmaster: Latin Jazz Network, World Music Report, Toronto Music Report. A passionate and committed communicator with a sensibility for the arts based in Toronto, Canada.

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