Friday, January 24 at 7:30pm
Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, Concert Hall
221 Columbia Avenue, Holland, MI 49423
Two artists blazing new trails in Cuban jazz come together in a lively performance. With a Grammy-nominated album of his own, percussionist Pedrito Martinez is in demand from artists ranging from Wynton Marsalis to Bruce Springsteen.
Pianist Alfredo Rodriguez brings a range of musical experiences, capturing the jazz world in at Montreux in 2006. Their first duo recording, Duologue, finds the pair exploring a range of moods and influences, from Cuban classics to collaborative original compositions to a number of unexpected favorites.
“The Pedrito Martinez Group is writing a new chapter in Cuban music history”- NPR All Things Considered
“ Alfredo Rodríguez is a figurehead of the new generation of Cuban jazz musicians who observe and honor their roots while constantly seeking new avenues for expression.” -NPR