Jazz Café Billboard for February

LAZARO VALDES Y SON JAZZ

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 4 –  Every Monday evening, Lazaro Valdes y Son Jazz will be presented at the Jazz Café (in La Galleria, at Paseo and 1ra, Vedado) starting at 9:00 p.m. The Jazz Café bar and restaurant opens its doors from noon until 1:00 a.m.

Pianist, composer and arranger Lazaro Valdes belongs to a family of renowned Cuban musicians. He possesses wide musical experience that comes from his participation as the pianist and musical director of the Banda Gigante de Benny Moré.

His group Son Jazz is an example of the interpretation of Cuban jazz in the styles of other genres such as son, danza, contradanza, danzón and guajira – creating an excellent fusion. His repertoire is made up of musical works written by himself and of versions by other important Cuban and foreign musicians, always with the incomparable style of his group.

Admission: $10 CUC, minimum consumption.  Telephone: 838-3556

EMILIO MORALES

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 4 – Every Tuesday, Emilio Morales will be presented at the Jazz Café (in La Galleria, at Paseo and 1ra, Vedado) starting at 9:00 p.m. The Jazz Café bar and restaurant opens its doors from noon until 1:00 a.m.

Admission: $10 CUC, minimum consumption  Telephone: 838-3556

OSCAR VALDES Y DIÁKARA

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 4 – Every Wednesday and Thursday, Oscar Valdes y Diákara will be presented at the Jazz Café (in La Galleria, at Paseo and 1ra, Vedado) starting at 9:00 p.m. The Jazz Café bar and restaurant opens its doors from noon until 1:00 a.m.

Oscar Valdes, a world famous percussionist and a founding member of Irakere, is one of the precursors of the introduction of batá drums in jazz. He created the Diakara project, in which Afro-Cuban and Caribbean rhythms are mixed with jazz.

Admission: $10 CUC, minimum consumption  Telephone: 838-3556

CAESAR LOPEZ Y HABANA ENSEMBLE

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 4 – Every Friday and Saturday, Caesar López y Habana Ensemble will be presented at the Jazz Café (in La Galleria, at Paseo and 1ra, Vedado) starting at 9:00 p.m. The Jazz Café bar and restaurant opens its doors from noon until 1:00 a.m.

Caesar Lopez is a recognized soprano and tenor saxophonist who has realized a brilliant career within national as well as international jazz circles. He was a member of the group Irakere until 1998, when he founded the Habana Ensemble.

His work over the years has demonstrated his talent as a composer, arranger and pianist. The projects of Lopez mix elements of several Cuban musical genres with those of contemporary jazz, resulting in magnificent work that has left a fine impression on the Cuban public and listeners abroad.

Admission: $10 CUC, minimum consumption  Telephone: 838-3556

ROBERTO FONSECA Y TEMPERAMENTO

HAVANA TIMES, Feb. 4 – Every Sunday, Roberto Fonseca and his group Temperamento will be presented at the Jazz Café (in La Galleria, at Paseo and 1ra, Vedado) starting at 9:00 p.m. The Jazz Café bar and restaurant opens its doors from noon until 1:00 a.m.

Fonseca is an excellent pianist and composer with a very personal and innovative style that follows the different tendencies of Cuban piano.  A former member of the Buena Vista Social Club, his current group is made up of musicians Javier Zalba, Ramses Rodriguez and Omar Gonzalez. They create a fusion of jazz and Cuban music, with a marked influence of Afro-Cuban music reaching back to Yoruba song and other styles.

Admission: $10 CUC, minimum consumption  Telephone: 838-3556


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