South Florida JAZZ 21st Anniversary Celebration Presents Cuban Fire! Gonzalo Rubalcaba Trio Plantation, FL (PRWEB) September 14, 2012 South Florida JAZZ, founded in 1991 and celebrating its 21st anniversary, kicks off its 2012-13 concert season on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at eight:00 p.m. with the Grammy-awarded Cuban-born pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba. The internationally renowned and dazzling virtuoso will carry out with his touring trio. The venue is the Rose & Alfred Miniaci Carrying out Arts Center, 3100 Ray Ferrero, Jr. Blvd on the Nova Southeastern University campus in Davie.
VIP ticket holders will be treated to a particular celebratory Cuban theme reception commencing at six:00 p.m. in the DeSantis Buildings Courtyard Atrium, across the plaza from the Miniaci Performing Arts Center. Along with excellent meals, the New Planet College of the Arts Jazz Ensemble will treat guests to dwell Latin jazz.
VIP tickets are $ 150 or $ 99 (without South Florida JAZZ membership) and $ 50 basic admission, and can be bought from the Broward Center box office at 954-462-0222 toll-totally free at 877-311-Demonstrate and online at SouthFloridaJazz.org or BrowardCenter.org.
For far more facts, please see beneath:
Gonzalo Rubalcaba, a pianist of practically supernatural abilities Ben Ratliff, New York Instances
Gonzalo Julio Gonzalez Fonseca was born in submit-revolutionary Havana, Cuba, May 27, 1963, into a musical family wealthy in the traditions of the countrys artistic previous. In the course of his childhood, Gonzalo played piano and drums, although absorbing his Cuban musical heritage primarily from his father, pianist Guillermo Rubalcaba, his two brothers, and foremost nearby musicians who frequented the household. By way of scarce and treasured jazz recordings, he also assimilated the music of Thelonious Monk, Bud Powell, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Art Blakey. He began his classical conservatory instruction at age nine, focusing on the piano, eventually earning a degree in music composition from Havanas Institute
of Fine Arts. By that time he had become entrenched in the Havana club scene as a jazz player.
Mr. Rubalcaba toured France and Africa with Orquesta Aragon prior to becoming a bandleader. A likelihood meeting in Havana with bassist Charlie Haden altered his existence. By way of Charlie he came to the consideration of Blue Note Records president, Bruce Lundvall, therefore beginning an association with Blue Note, which resulted in the release of 11 albums. These collaborations later on brought Gonzalo a Latin Grammy for Jazz Album of the Year for Supernova, as effectively as a Grammy? for co-production with Charlie Haden of Nocturne, a release of Cuban and Mexican boleros and ballads.
To complement these wins, Gonzalo, in addition, has to his credit 15 Grammy? nominations, including 4 for Jazz Album of the Yr (Rapsodia in 1995, Antiguo and Inner Voyage in 1999, and Supernova in 2002.) Amid other honors, Gonzalo received the SFJAZZ Leaders Circle Laureate Award, and he carried out as Artist in Residence at the Montreal Jazz Festival with each other with Chucho Valdez.
Gonzalo continues to tour the world as a solo pianist in jazz and classical settings, in a duo with guitarist Al DiMeola, and of course with his trio. His active repertoire continues to expand past straight-ahead and Afro-Cuban jazz into the worlds of traditional Cuban and Mexican ballads, boleros, and Cuban classical functions. He has a distinctive musical voice that challenges musical classification. In what ever idiom he functions, his potential creations are melodic, rhythmic and exhilarating, and bear in their intriguing intricacies the artists inherent intention of transforming the everyday routines of our lives into some thing far more stunning and important.
Gonzalo Rubalcaba piano
Matt Brewer double bass
Marcus Gilmore drums
Funding for this organization is offered in element by the Broward County Board of Commissioners as encouraged by the Broward Cultural Division, the Bernie Bercuson Trust, the Charles and Mildred Schnurmacher Foundation, and JAZZIZ Magazine.
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