Friday, February 15 Afro-Cuban All Stars with opening performance by Alfredo Rodriguez
7:30 pm | Location: Aladdin Theater (http://pdxjazz.com/portland-jazz-festival/venues#venue_4924) | $30
Artist Profiles: Alfredo Rodriguez (http://pdxjazz.com/artists/alfredo-rodriguez) , Afro-Cuban All Stars (http://pdxjazz.com/artists/afro-cuban-all-stars)
NO HOST EVENT
Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and educator Alfredo Rodríguez makes his Portland debut riding a crest of international acclaim from appearances than span every corner of the globe. The Havana born virtuoso was first invited to perform at the Montreux Festival in 2006 and has not looked back. He made his U.S. debut at the Playboy Jazz Festival opening for Wayne Shorter and has also performed at Monterey, Detroit, Cape Town, and Jakarta, among other prestigious festivals. His Mack Avenue Records debut features 11 originals that run the stylistic gamut from Bud Powell to Ernesto Lecuona.
“One of the most prolific and gifted pianist of the 21st century” – Quincy Jones