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Joaquin Pozo and Latin Millennium

  • Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church 59 West 137th Street New York, NY, 10037 United States (map)

“Fiery, lyrical, and impossibly virtuosic”– such has been called master Cuban percussionist Joaquín Pozo’s style.  Christened “El Pulpo” (The Octopus) because it is said his two-handed style rivals the eight hands of four drummers, Pozo comes from a lineage of Cuban musicians influential in the development of Afro-Latin jazz sound. The Havana-native, recent Harlem-transplant holds distinction for his singular style, a uniquely melodic approach to the congas. Over the past 35 years, Pozo has honed his traditional and popular chops mastering folkloric forms like rumba and modern forms like jazz. As a bandleader and sideman, his music has led him across four continents and his discography spans a dozen recordings. As highly revered composer and educator, Pozo’s musical mastery and versatility puts in a league of his own. After hearing his instantly recognizable reverberations one understands why Joaquin Pozo’s sound has been imitated yet never duplicated.

Joaquín Pozo – congas
Carlos Mena - bass
Jesse Rodriguez – piano
Willy Rodriguez - timbales
Leo Tatis – trumpet

1st set: Noon - 12:45pm (15 min break) 2nd Set: 1:00pm - 1:45pm

House doors open at 11:30am

Price: $15

Earlier Event: September 30
Hamiet Bluiett
Later Event: October 7
Fay Victor