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Harlem Jazz Series - Joaquin Pozo Y La Clave Suena

  • Greater Calvary Baptist Church 43-55 West 124th Street New York, NY, 10027 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 the 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 a 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.

Featuring: Joaquin Pozo – congas/timbal

1st set: 7:00pm – 7:45pm (15-min break) 2nd set: 8:00 – 8:45pm

House doors open at 6:30 pm

Price: $20

Earlier Event: October 1
Harlem Jazz Series - Rod Williams Trio
Later Event: October 8
Harlem Jazz Series - Curtis Nowosad