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Content by tag "Elio Villafranca"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Bruce Harris: Beginnings

Read "Beginnings" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many a debut album receives a largely positive critique before being cut down to size with a qualifier. It's simply a jazz journalist's nature to paint newcomers as nascent talent in need of seasoning, players showing signs of potential, or artists taking a good first step with a first record. But sometimes a debut album is ...

Take Five with Julian Hartwell

Read "Take Five with Julian Hartwell" reviewed by Julian Hartwell

About Julian Hartwell
Julian Hartwell is a sought-after pianist, composer, bandleader, and educator based in jny: Philadelphia, PA. He is inspired by many styles of music which all contribute to his distinctive sound, both solo and in a group setting. For the past 12 years he has performed throughout a wide swath of the ...

NEWS: EVENT

Elio Villafranca With All-Star Band & String Quartet - March 31 At Aaron Davis Hall - "Cuba - Senegal: Letters To Mother Africa II"

Elio Villafranca With All-Star Band & String Quartet - March 31 At Aaron Davis Hall - "Cuba - Senegal: Letters To Mother Africa II"

CUBAN PIANIST ELIO VILLAFRANCA- ALL-STAR BAND WITH STRING QUARTET & MORE. HEADLINES AT AARON DAVIS HALL ON MARCH 31ST Cuba- Senegal: Letters to Mother Africa II, acclaimed pianist-composer's ode to Cuba and Africa! City College Center for the Arts on Friday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m. Piano sensation Elio Villafranca heads to the City College Center for the Arts ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Pianist James Collins With Steve Wilson, Victor Lewis & More - April 10 In Philadelphia - One Night Only - Free!

Pianist James Collins With Steve Wilson, Victor Lewis & More - April 10 In Philadelphia - One Night Only - Free!

Rising Star Pianist James Collins
April 10, 3pm. FREE! Featuring:
Steve Wilson
Victor Lewis
David Wong
Noah Hocker First Presbyterian Church
35 West Chelten Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 1914
(215) 843-8811 About James Collins James Collins is a young up-and-coming jazz pianist and composer ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16-17 & More!

Elio Villafranca at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16-17 & More!

ELIO VILLAFRANCA UPCOMING PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Cuban Pianist Presents
Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean
April 16 & April 17 (LIVE WEBCAST)
Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola Cinqué-Suite of the Caribbean debuted in The Appel Room in 2015 and was one of the top concerts of the 2014-15 season. Cuban pianist and composer Elio Villafranca now brings ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Monk Tango Celebrates The Birthday Of Thelonious Monk on October 9th At Flushing Town Hall

Monk Tango Celebrates The Birthday Of Thelonious Monk on October 9th At Flushing Town Hall

Artistic mergers are a tricky business. In order to truly wed different streams of thought and expression, an artist must hold firm to the artistic principles of each while finding or paving some sort of common ground. That’s exactly what bassist Konrad Adderley has done with Monk Tango—a multi-dimensional concert experience coming to Flushing Town Hall ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca Quartet All-Star Lineup! August 22 At Ginny's Supper Club

Elio Villafranca  Quartet All-Star Lineup!  August 22 At Ginny's Supper Club

Elio Villafranca brings an all-star band with special guest Eric Alexander to Ginny's Supper Club in New York City on August 22. The Elio Villafranca Quartet All-Star Lineup includes Villafranca (piano) Alexander (tenor saxophone), Matt Wilson (drums) and Peter Slavov (bass) with Arturo Stable (percussion). Ginny's Supper Club at Red Rooster
310 Lenox Ave. (Between ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK BEAT

Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Search for Original African Music

Read "Jazz at Lincoln Center: The Search for Original African Music" reviewed by Nick Catalano

Although jazz emerged as an art form around the turn of the Twentieth century in the southern United States, its roots extend backward over several centuries. The music largely developed from a synthesis of many African and European forms that was achieved through the institution of slavery. Blacks were captured or purchased from specific “factory" areas ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Gian-Carla Tisera, Elio Villafranca: Nora la Bella

Read "Nora la Bella" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

La boliviana (ma californiana d'adozione) Gian-Carla Tisera, in combutta col pianista e arrangiatore cubano Elio Villafranca, tenta uno dei suoi improbabili patchwork (che qualcuno giudica persino audaci, mentre sono semplicemente kitsch-compiacenti) in questo suo nuovo lavoro, che trascorre con emblematica disinvoltura da Puccini agli Inti Illimani e coinvolge fra gli altri il trombettista argentino Diego Urcola, ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Elio Villafranca's "Cinqué - Music Of The Caribbean" at Jazz At Lincoln Center, Feb. 20-21

Elio Villafranca's "Cinqué - Music Of The Caribbean" at Jazz At Lincoln Center,  Feb. 20-21

With Special Guest Jon Faddis Elio Villafranca brings an all-star band with special guest Jon Faddis into The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 20-21 for the world premiere of “Cinqué - Music of the Caribbean." The Appel Room
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th St., 5th floor
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