Friday, March 6, 2020

*CANCELED / POSTPONED* Global Cuba Fest - Mambo meets Timba in Miami March 14, 2020

Contact Fundarte
  (305) 547-5414; (786) 348-0789 /
for further information.
The music is back to Miami’s Little Havana! 
Global Cuba Fest closes with the explosive
music of Piano Marathon Cubano & Mambo #2020 
“Mambo meets Timba”.

FUNDarte, Miami Light Project and The Rhythm Foundation
in collaboration with Miami Dade County Auditorium present
Global Cuba Fest 2020 closing night featuring Piano Marathon
Cubano by Jorge Luis Pacheco, and Mambo #2020 “Mambo
meets Timba”, by Alain Perez and Julio Montalvo Orchestra
in Concert, on March 14, 2020 at 8pm. at the 
Miami Dade County Auditorium.

Saturday, March 14, 2020 ~ 8pm
Miami Dade County Auditorium
2901 W Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33135

8:00 p.m.
Piano Marathon Cubano
featuring: Jorge Luis Pacheco (Cuba)

The event will be opened by one of Cuba’s top pianists perform a lively marathon concert. Jorge Luis Pacheco is a passionate, extravagant, exciting entertainer on stage and constantly captures the audience’s attention with his heartfelt performances and electric energy. 

Pacheco is one of the leading pianists of the new generation of jazz in Cuba. He won the “Audience Award” and the “Second Jury Award “at the International Jazz Piano Competition Montreux Switzerland in July  2014. In 2017 Pacheco also won the best solo and performance award in the  jazz contest “Made in New York” in New York City whit one of his on compositions. He is a virtuoso pianist, composer, arranger, percussionist and singer.

“Pacheco is fast and furiously earning a reputation for being a gifted pianist, percussionist, composer and musical director, and his upcoming CD, ..produced by Chucho Valdes, displays his technical mastery and musical mastery.”  - Melanie Futorian / All About Jazz

9:00 p.m.
Mambo #2020 “Mambo meets Timba”
Alain Perez and Julio Montalvo Orchestra in Concert

Mambo Meets Timba is a rhythmical journey through the different genres of danceable Cuban music, beginning with the classic Danzón, seasoned with Latin Jazz, and topped with a dollop of the newest sounds and rhythms from the island, all executed with mastery and virtuosity by more than 20 musicians united on stage at Miami Dade County Auditorium.

This is a show that will delight dancers of every persuasion, where you’ll get to hear renditions of the most magical moments of a musical era, with sounds that are alive in the DNA of Cubans and in the musical legacy that this tropical island has gifted the entire world with.

Julio Montalvo is one of the leading trombonists from the island of Cuba. Songwriter, producer, arranger and session musician, he also appears as a solo artist, directing his own project since 1998, in which he blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with elements of modern Jazz to achieve an ingenious style – New Latin Jazz.

Julio has participated in various Jazz Festivals, with his own projects and as a sideman, in the San Javier Jazz Festival, Istanbul Jazz Festival, Jazz in Marciac France, Granada Jazz Festival, Valencia Jazz Festival, Lugo Jazz Festival and Universijazz, Ciudad Real, Art Basel Party Miami Desing District 2017 & 2018 with Julio Montalvo Orchestra. He has shared the stage with musicians from the international jazz circuit such as: Pat Metheny/Perico Sambeat Sedajazz BB, Team Cuba, Alain Perez, Imo Tébar, Dominique D’ Piazza, Darryl Hall, Claudio Roditi, Donald Edwards, Miguel “Angá” Diaz, Mark Nightingale, Jose Negroni, Mike Mossman, Lucrecia, Oscar D’ León, J.A El Canario, Aymeé Nuviola, Gladstone Galliza, Ramon Cardo Big Band, Edmundo Carneiro, and more. 

“Julio Montalvo is one of the great trombonist of Cuba, his album Mother earth is dedicated to the great Cuban percussionist Angá. It is a combination of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with new trends of modern jazz, offering a warm fusion of Latin Jazz.” - CD Baby

Alain Perez is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, producer and composer. He is known as one of the most versatile artists in the Cuban contemporary scene. In his talk, Alain has worked with Celia Cruz, Paco de Lucía, Enrique Morente, Diego El Cigala, Los Van Van and Issac Delgado. In 2015, he was nominated for the Grammy Latino Awards by the album El alma del Son: Tributo a Matamoros.

Alain Perez was nominated to the Latin Grammy Awards 2017, for his album ADN, recorded with distinguished musicians such as Rubén Blades among others.

“Alain Perez is a prodigy from Trinidad that’s making popular Cuban music for the 21st century. Nurtured by some of the greatest names in the world of flamenco, jazz and timba, he declares that his musical search is about safeguarding the past for a more fruitful future.” 
- Havana Cultura

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