Francisco Mela Quartet
Special Guest Fred Hersch, piano
Monday, August 19, 2013
9:30pm | Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
with Melissa Aldana, saxophone, and Gerald Cannon, bass
Francisco Mela is a favorite among jazz’s elite instrumentalists, like his bandleaders Joe Lovano and McCoy Tyner, and he is known for a distinctive blend of modern jazz and traditional Cuban music. Mela has received awards for breaking boundaries in Latin jazz, and his live performances are notable for both musical sophistication and infectious charisma. Joined by special guest and five-time GRAMMY® Award-nominee Fred Hersch—called “the most arrestingly innovative pianist in jazz over the last decade,” (Vanity Fair)—the Francisco Mela Quartet will bring some very adventurous musicians together for a unique and inspiring whole.