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Elio Villafranca Quintet Makes Their Debut At Smoke On October 24-27!

Elio Villafranca Quintet Makes Their Debut At Smoke On October 24-27!

2019 Grammy Nominee
Pianist/Composer/Arranger
ELIO VILLAFRANCA
Debuts With His Quintet at Smoke NYC
OCTOBER 24-27! Smoke Jazz and Supper Club
2751 Broadway
New York, NY 10025
Phone: 212-864-6662 Elio Villafranca makes his quintet debut at Smoke with:
Greg Tardy: tenor sax/clarinet ...

Elio Villafranca Free Concert In Da Bronx On May 28th At 6pm - Debuts New Project: Don't Change My Name - Presented By The Bronx Arts Ensemble

Elio Villafranca  Free Concert In Da Bronx On May 28th At 6pm - Debuts New Project: Don't Change My Name - Presented By The Bronx Arts Ensemble

May 28th, 6pm at Barretto Point Park
Debuts New Project: “Don't Change My Name"
Presented by the Bronx Arts Ensemble
Featuring Dreiser Durrutthy Bombale (vocal/percussion) Elio Villafranca: piano/compositions
Freddie Hendrix: trumpet/flugelhorn
Sam Dillon: clarinet, soprano/tenor saxophones
James Burton III: trombone
Peter Slavov: bass ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Elio Villafranca: Cinque

Read "Cinque" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Questo doppio CD è dedicato alla memoria di Joseph Cinque, che nel 1839 capeggiò la rivolta degli schiavi africani imbarcati sulla nave Amistad con destinazione Cuba e le sue piantagioni di zucchero. È un progetto ambizioso sulla diaspora africana in cui la narrazione vocale delle vicende storiche ben si combina ad un sontuoso apparato musicale, articolato ...

NEWS: AWARD / GRANT

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

61st GRAMMY Awards: Jazz Winners

And the winners of the 2019 GRAMMY Awards are... 31. Best Improvised Jazz Solo For an instrumental jazz solo performance. Two equal performers on one recording may be eligible as one entry. If the soloist listed appears on a recording billed to another artist, the latter's name is in parenthesis for identification. Singles or Tracks only. SOME ...

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Elio Villafranca's Cinque Nominated For 2019 Grammy Award As Best Latin Jazz Album!

Elio Villafranca's Cinque  Nominated For 2019 Grammy Award As Best Latin Jazz Album!

2019 GRAMMY AWARD NOMINATIONS ELIO VILLAFRANCA- CINQUE
BEST LATIN JAZZ ALBUM Field 10: Jazz Category 35. Best Latin Jazz Album (For vocal or instrumental albums containing at least 51% playing time of newly recorded material. The intent of this category is to recognize recordings that represent the blending of jazz with Latin, Iberian-American, Brazilian, and Argentinian tango music.) Heart ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca Continues Cinque World Tour To Mexico! November 6th With Special Guest Jon Faddis!

Elio Villafranca Continues Cinque World Tour To Mexico! November 6th With Special Guest Jon Faddis!

Grammy Consideration In Multiple Categories! 2018 DownBeat Winner- Rising Star- Keyboard
4.5-star Review, Cinque Elio Villafranca's Cinque World Tour continues from Japan, Australia and Tasmania this summer on to Mexico on November 6th with Special Guest Jon Faddis! Nov. 6 Guadalajara, Mexico
Cinque Release Concert at Centro de Promoción Cultural, ITESO
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ARTICLE: RADIO

A conversation with Elio Villafranca

Read "A conversation with Elio Villafranca" reviewed by Lorens Chuno

Pianist and composer, Elio Villafranca's new album, Cinque is the product of an earnest and careful execution of creativity. This album seamlessly educates and entertains, and in the same breath invites the listener to introspect.

Join me as I talk with the Cuban pianist about Cinque, Cuba, Childish Gambino, and other carefully related ...

ARTICLE: RADIO

Spoken Jazz & New Releases

Read "Spoken Jazz & New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Spoken word is performance art that goes hand in hand with jazz because words often sound great and notes can speak loud and clear. In this episode we will explore the best of it, together with outstanding new releases that are making our summer even hotter than it already is!

Happy listening!

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia To Mexico

Elio Villafranca Launches Cinque World Tour! Australia To Mexico

Cinque will be on a Worldwide Tour this year and the next, with performances in: Australia Friday, Sept 7, Nexus Arts Centre, Adelaide
Saturday, Sept 8, Wharf, Ulverstone, Tasmania
Wednesday, Sept 12, Darlinghurst Theatre Company's Eternity Playhouse, Darlinghurst Mexico Wednesday, Nov. 6 Instalaciones del ITESO Guadalajara, Mexico Sydney Adelaide Elio Villafranca voted: DownBeat Winner- Rising Star- Keyboard and 4.5-star ...

Elio Villafranca: Five Islands & A Revolt

Read "Elio Villafranca: Five Islands & A Revolt" reviewed by John Ephland

The setting was Systems Two, a well-known, state-of-the-art recording studio in Brooklyn. The sessions, occurring over five days in May (7-11) 2017, were set up to record Cuban pianist/composer Elio Villafranca's sixth album, the elaborate and thoroughly rehearsed double-CD Cinque (artistShare), the music previously performed in shows at Lincoln Center in 2015.

Present at ...