The Duke Project team -- consisting of Sarah Ziebell (middle), Flordalisa "Lisa" Lopez (right), and myself (left) -- are gearing up for the second concert in the Duke Jazz Series.
For those of you who missed September's show, the wonderfully talented Dafnis Prieto Sextet were featured, filling the Bruno Auditorium with Cuban-infused jazz. We had an excellent turn out for the event -- despite having to compete with presidential debates and pouring rain -- and hope to match the turn out next week with the sounds of Brazilian pianist/flutist/composer Jovino Santos Neto and his Quintet. In addition to the quintet (traveling to NY from Seattle to perform) are special guests Harvey Wainapel and Felipe Salles.
Jovino and his band were in New York during the summer as part of the River to River festivities, and the Duke team caught his set. Jovino and his band mates are excellent musicians and the danceable Brazilian rhythms make the music irresistible.
We were fortunate to include this program in the Third Annual Latin American Cultural Week (LACW), which is a celebration of Latin American arts and artists throughout New York City from November 5 through 21. LACW is a program of PAMAR (Pan American Musical Art Research), founded and directed by Uruguayan pianist Polly Ferman. For more information, visit www.pamar.org.
Please join us for this free, first-come, first-served show on November 21st at the Bruno Walter Auditorium, 111 Amsterdam Ave. @ 65th Street. Doors open at 7:00. If you have any questions, give us a call at (212) 870-1793.
The Duke Project has many outstanding musicians scheduled throughout 2009 -- both as part of the Duke Jazz Series and Duke Jazz Talks -- so please check back often to find out who is performing next at the LPA.
We'll look for you there! See the attached flyer for more information.