Fat Cat

Tonight was another great night with Itai Kriss & Gato Gordo at Fat Cat. The joint was packed and the band was on fire, plus we had a bunch of incredible cats sitting in, including Jorge Bringas and Yunior Terry on bass, Coto Pincheira on piano and Marvin Diz on timbales. Catch us there next time – Dec. 25th 9 pm

Here’s a painting done live at the show by Fat Cat’s resident artist Robert Gordon aka “Ghetto”

Carnegie Hall Presents – Edmar Castaneda

This monday November 26th at 7pm I’m going to perform one set with Colombian harpist Edmar Castaneda
 and his quartet at The Americas Society (680 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065)

This is an amazing band fusing Colombian music and Jazz improvisation and I feel truly blessed to play with such extraordinary musicians as David Silliman, Shlomy Cohen, Andrea Tierra and Jorge Glem.

Cubana Social Nov. 3rd 2012

Going to shake off these stormy blues at Cubana Social tonight, playing Son and Latin Jazz with Daniel Odria, Jainardo Batista and friends

Cubana Social 70 North 6th Street Brooklyn NY 11211

9pm  No cover!

Los Hacheros at Pulqueria Tonight!

NuYoriCuban music with Los Hacheros at Pulqueria tonight 9pm-12am. No cover!

New Music Coming Soon!

Just recorded in Brooklyn on the upcoming album from Saxophonist Shauli Einav with Or Bareket, Eliot Zigmund and Don Friedman. Coming out soon on the Positone label.

PILON – Los Hacheros CD Released!

I’m happy to announce that the first CD from LOS HACHEROS is available for purchase here. Los Hacheros is a really fun band I’ve been a part of for the last year, and it feels good to know that our first album – PILON, is out and about!!!

Copenhagen Blues

On October 18th I had the opportunity to perform at Copenahgen’s Great Synagogue with Roberto Rodriguez and the Cuban Jewish All Stars. It’s a unique band fusing Klezmer melodies with Cuban rhythms and a lot of improvisation. Check out some videos here.

Off to Copenhagen, Denmark!

On my way to Copenhagen to play with Roberto Juan Rodriguez and the Cuban Jewish All Stars!

Here’s a video of the band from Cracow Festival 2010:

Jazz Standard with Edmar Castaneda

On Oct. 10th and 11th I joined phenomenal Colombian Harpist Edmar Castaneda and super drummer Clarence Penn for two nights at New York’s JAZZ STANDARD. I love playing Edmar’s compositions, which meld Colombian traditions with Jazz sensibilities, and I look forward to the next time:
Nov. 26th at Americas Society
680 Park Avenue New York, NY

Featuring: Edmar Castañeda, harp
Shlomi Cohen, soprano sax
Dave Silliman, drums-percussion
With Special Guest Jorge Glem, cuatro

Los Hacheros in Chinatown

Wednesday night at Pulqueria (11 Doyers St, New York)