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Osmany Paredes Solo Piano at Jazz Standard



Cuban pianist/composer OSMANY PAREDES
in concert for the release of his solo piano album P A S S A G E S
at Jazz Standard  Tuesday, April 23rd

A leading figure among a new wave  of promising young Afro-Cuban piano stars.”

Osmany Paredes - PassagesCuban pianist/composer Osmany Paredes will perform a concert  to present his solo album,”Passages” at Jazz Standard on Tuesday, April 23 2013. “Passages” was produced by the legendary engineer/producer John Fischbach – best known for his work with Stevie Wonderand Cassandra Wilson’s recent Grammy-winning albums – at his New Orleans studio, Piety Street Recording. The album, a tour de force featuring eight original compositions, shows Osmany Paredes to be the most outstanding Cuban pianist of his generation,the heir to Cervantes and Peruchin.

“His muscular yet lyrically nuanced sound embodies the entire Afro-Cuban jazz tradition… and then some.”
– The Village Voice

Osmany Paredes’ stunning debut at Jazz Standard’s “New Dimensions in Latin Jazz” series in 2007 established the young Cuban pianist/composer as one of the outstanding participants in the new wave of AfroCuban jazz being created in New York. Osmany’s lyrical compositions and virtuoso technique draw on the training in AfroCuban rhythms that began in childhood with his percussionist father, Guillermo Paredes, as well as the rigorous study of classical piano at Havana’s National School of Music and the practical experience as the pianist with the quintessentially Cuban charanga group of Enrique Jorrin — the group for which Ruben Gonzales, the pianist of Buena Vista Social Club, played for years.”Steeped in the European classical tradition, enamored of jazz, and fully conversant with Cuban popular music dating back to the 1920s, Osmany Paredes is a thrilling player who combines percussive attack with a vivid harmonic imagination.” – Andrew Gilbert, The Boston Globe

When: Tuesday, April 23, 2013. Sets at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm
Where: Jazz Standard (116 East 27h Street, New York City). Subway 6 to E. 28th Street
Tickets: $20.  To  Purchase, contact: Jazz Standard
or call: 212-576-2232

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Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall



Dizzy, Chano and Chico — The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall

[New York] – The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance & The Town Hall Present: Dizzy, Chano and Chico — The Original Influencers — 75 Years Later at Town Hall. A celebration of the monumental moments when jazz met the rhythms of Cuba and changed the face of modern music forever. In 1947, legends Dizzy Gillespie and Chano Pozo composed “Manteca” — one of the earliest foundational compositions of Afro-Cuban jazz and among Gillespie’s most famous recordings. In December ’47, Dizzy and Chano performed it live at the famed Town Hall in New York City. Consecutively, composer Chico O’Farrill’s masterpiece “Afro Cuban Jazz Suite” brought together bandleader Machito with O’Farrill and Charlie Parker, among others. O’Farrill’s work to meld modern jazz with Cuban big band continued with his collaboration with Dizzy on “The Manteca Suite.” ALJA and Town Hall celebrate Dizzy, Chano and Chico for their groundbreaking introduction of Latin music influences in jazz.

Dizzy, Chano and Chico - The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall
Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers 75 Years Later at Town Hall

On January 14, 2023 at Town Hall, the continuum pushes forward 75 years later with the next generation of performers keeping Afro Cuban/Afro Latin jazz alive and well. Multi-GRAMMY Award-winning Arturo O’Farrill and his 18-piece Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra revisit the acclaimed compositions “Manteca,” “The Manteca Suite,” and  “Afro Cuban Jazz Suite” as well as new compositions, arrangements and recent works with some of today’s most distinguished Latin jazz artists. Featured guests include “Superstar of Afro Cuban Percussion” Pedrito Martinez, NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Big Chief Donald Harrison, Cuban vocalist Daymé Arocena, trumpeter Jon Faddis, as well as emerging talents trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, percussionist Jacquelene Acevedo, and singer/composer Melvis Santa.

This event is part of the on-going centennial celebrations of both Chico O’Farrill and the Town Hall.

Arturo O’Farrill & The Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra

Dizzy, Chano and Chico – The Original Influencers – 75 Years Later at Town Hall

Featuring: Pedrito Martinez, Big Chief Donald Harrison, Jon Faddis, Daymé Arocena

With: Adam O’Farrill, Jacquelene Acevedo, Melvis Santa

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