Sun, October 5th

Tribute to Buena Vista

TICKETS

Doors 5:30PM
Show 5:30PM
Advance Price $69 (price includes dinner)
Door Price

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

DIRECT FROM CUBA PRESENTS: A CUBAN GRAMMY NOMINATED MASTER STEINWAY PIANIST:
THE ELIO VILLAFRANCA QUINTET 

THE VILLFRANCA QUINTET WILL PERFORM A TRIBUTE TO THE BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB AND HIS ACCLAIMED AFRO-CARIBBEAN ORIGINALS
 


Call 917-439-4331 or email [email protected] for ticket options. 

Full Latin Dinner, Live performance by Cuban band & Roses for all ladies! 
Latin Dinner includes Rice & Beans, Roasted Chicken, & Sweet Plantains 
ELIO VILLAFRANCA RECENTLY SOLD OUT ONE WEEK AT DIZZY'S JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER. 
 ALL SHOWS SELL OUT QUICKLY!!! MAKE YOUR TABLE RESERVATIONS ASAP!!

**Important please e-mail [email protected] for table reservations asap 
or questions** 
Couples, singles, and groups welcome. 

Updated Elio Villafranca info/bio: Pianist Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators have gained critical praise for their new CD release on Motema Music entitled "Caribbean Tinge". Elio's story of growing up in Cuba and the making of "Caribbean Tinge" may be viewed here:



"Caribbean Tinge" received an Editor's Pick in both DownBeat and JazzTimes. He also received two four-star reviews for separate releases in the September issue of DownBeat. "The band swings hard and brings a traditional yet innovative style to the roots of jazz and Afro Caribbean music. I am profoundly moved by Elio's vision and musicianship. He is a treasured member of the family here at Jazz at Lincoln Center." - Wynton Marsalis "Elio's music is passionate. A brand new application of ancient ways." - Chick Corea NPR event
Press Quotes: 
 
Latin Jazz Network By Raul d'Gama Rose
There are few young pianists playing today as skilled in the poetics of the instrument and as versatile as Elio Villafranca, the young, Cuban-born wizard, who now lives and performs in the United States. 

Descarga.com By Peter Watrous 
If anyone doubted the genius being produced in New York by the meeting between exile Cuban jazz musicians and their North American brethren, they’d only have to check out Villafranca’s new album 

Philadelphia Inquirer (Kevin L. Carter) 
"Villafranca is an amazing soloist.... In a classical setting, [he] impresses with sweet precision rather than machismo."

Jazz Times Magazine (Javier Quiñones)   
"Loaded, technically superior, sharp and romantic pianism..."

Philadelphia Tribune (Steve Bryn
"... Villafranca emotes an expressive, emotional quality enhanced by his technically brilliant approach to the keyboard and his rhythmically complex original compositions.."

Audiophile Audition Review - Review of "The Source in Between"  
Influenced by a long line of inspired Cuban jazz pianists from Frank Emilio to Emiliano Salvador to Chucho Valdés to Hilario Durán to Gonzalo Rubalcaba to Omar Sosa, Elio Villafranca displays a genuinely original voice on this, his second session as leader. 


For more information on Elio Villafranca visit his webpage Elio Villafranca - Steinway Jazz Artist