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Harlem Jazz Series - Roman Filiu & The Fifth Column

  • Greater Calvary Baptist Church 43-55 West 124th Street NY, NY 10027 USA (map)

New York-based Roman Filiú has been a saxophonist, bandleader, composer for over 20 years. Born and raised in Santiago de Cuba, he has played, recorded, and toured worldwide with a variety of artists. Currently, a member of Henry Threadgill's Ensemble Double Up, and Roman leads several groups himself such as Quarteria, as well as the Roman Filiú Quartet. Among his many collaborations, Román has played in Chucho Valdés' Irakere, has been the musical director of David Murray´s Big Band and has played with outstanding musicians Andrew Cyrille, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Steve Coleman, Dafnis Prieto, Milford Graves, Miguel Zenón, Doug Hammond, Nasheet Waits, Michele Rosewoman, Omara PorFtuondo, Marcus Gilmore, Lázaro Ross, Alain Pérez, Iván Melón Lewis, Román Díaz, Damion Reid, Pablo Milanés, Liberty Ellman, Stephan Crump, Pepe Rivero, Adam Rogers, Rez Abassi, Roy Hargrove, and Chano Domínguez to name a few. The musician has been a recipient of the Jazz Gallery Commission Series, the Langnau Jazz Fest Artist in Residence, the Chamber Music America New Jazz Works Award, and the Lucas Artist Residency.

Featuring: Kalia Vandever - trombone; Martin Nevin – bass; Lesley Mok – drums; and Roman Filiú – alto  sax

First set: 7pm-7:45pm (15 min break); Second set: 8pm-8:45pm

Cost: $20

Earlier Event: September 18
Harlem Jazz Series - Keith Witty
Later Event: September 25
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