SF Bay Area Cool, Funk, & Smooth Jazz Meetup Group Message Board › Direct from Cuba: Jorge Luis Pacheco Live at Piedmont Piano Co Oakland May 3rd
San Francisco, CA
Piedmont Piano Company is pleased to present
Direct From Cuba: Jorge Luis Pacheco
Direct from Havana, Cuba, Jorge Luis Pacheco is here for his fourth US Tour and his West Coast debut. Cuba’s hottest up and coming young jazz pianist takes to the US in this unforgettable concert. This extraordinary artist will showcase Cuba’s traditional music with songs such as “Dos Gardenias” and “Silencio” as well as his original Cuban jazz compositions.
Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 6:30pm & 8:30pm
at Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave. (at 18th), Oakland, CA
$20 general admission. Tickets available
through Brown Paper Tickets
Event website: pachecopiano.com/JLP/Bay_Area_Show.html
Contact email: email@example.com
Meet and Greet with the artist before each show! The "Beyond Salsa" books by musician/author Kevin Moore will be available at both shows.
"This young musician has a very bright future." –Wynton Marsalis
Pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco was the winner of the first prize at the International Competition of Young Jazz musicians (Jo-Jazz) in 2007. Pacheco is currently pursuing a master’s degree at the Institute of Superior Arts in Havana, and was the only Cuban jazz pianist to perform with the great Wynton Marsalis in his recent Havana concert. Pacheco has fine-tuned his craft while performing with such legendary giants as Chucho Valdés, Bobby Carcasses, Javier Zalba, Orlando Sanchez, Pablo Milanes, Rolando Luna, Stanley Clark, Havana d'Primera, and many others.
A composer, pianist, percussionist, and musical director, Pacheco has also participated in festivals and concerts in Cuba, Spain, German, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, and Switzerland. He was a finalist in the International Jazz Competition at Montreaux in Switzerland in 2009. In 2010 he performed with the Jazz Orchestra at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis and Chucho Valdés during their presentation in Havana, receiving rave reviews from both audiences and press. Pachecho has just finished producing his first album "Pacheco's Blue” produced by Chucho Valdés.
For more details, visit pachecopiano.com.