A conversation with jazz greats Paquito D’Rivera and Lou Marini on their musical journey and their love affair with the saxophone. Prolific jazz writer and documentarian Arnold Jay Smith will moderate the sax chat. The presentation will be capped by a jam session with both musicians, who will be joined by jazz guitarist Jorge Chicoy.
211 E 49th St, bet. 2nd & 3rd Aves., NYC
General Admission: $25
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Paquito D’Rivera‘s rich recording portfolio includes an invigorating blend of influences—jazz, classical, and Afro-Cuban—that have made him the musician he is today. After persevering under Castro’s brand of socialism for years, D’Rivera defected from Cuba and left his beloved Havana for that other great city: New York. From there, the saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer launched a dazzling–and still very active–career that has included fourteen Grammys, world tours, and extensive collaboration with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie, Yo Yo Ma, and other legendary musicians.
Often referred to as an “unsung jazz hero,” platinum recording artist Lou Marini, Jr., known as “Blue Lou” Marini, is an American saxophonist, arranger, and composer. He is noted for his work in jazz, rock, blues, and soul music and for being a member of the Blues Brothers. The high profile cultural icon, Blue Lou Marini has recorded on numerous albums, many of which went platinum. Lou Marini, Jr. is best known as a member of several distinguished bands: Woody Herman Orchestra, Doc Severinson, Blood, Sweat and Tears, The Band, and Frank Zappa, among many others.
Cuban guitarist Jorge Chicoy has a
long and distinguished jazz career,
playing with the bands of Arturo Sandoval,
Chucho Valdés, and many other jazz luminaries.
Since 2012 he has been with the band of
the great piano player Roberto Fonseca,
touring Europe, Asia, Africa, South America
and the U.S.
This event is co-sponsored by Instituto Cervantes
And is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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