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Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola

Elio Villafranca Jass Syncopators CD Release

Caribbean Tinge

Cover: Fri, Sun, $40;
Sat, $45 Student: $25 (9:30pm only)

With Lewis Nash, drums; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Vincent Herring, alto saxophone; Greg Tardy, tenor saxophone; Nelson Mateo and Jonathan Troncoso, percussion; Julia Loiza Gutierrez-Rivera, dancer; and Elio Villafranca, piano

“Elio Villafranca is one of the most exciting young pianists to come out of Cuba in recent years…”
- Latin Jazz Network

Pianist and composer Elio Villafranca is at the forefront of the latest generation of remarkable Cuban pianists and composers. His three albums as a bandleader were hits, each staying in the top 10 of the JazzWeek World charts for 11 weeks. As a sideman, Villafranca has worked with leading jazz musicians like Wynton Marsalis, Jon Faddis, and Sonny Fortune. Villafranca’s new album, Caribbean Tinge, drops during this gig at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Come check out the Jass Syncopaters in the club before they hit The Appel Room stage in February 2015.