New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ Elio Villafranca Quartet Official Website) - The tasty and distinctive sounds of piano, saxophone, bass and drums will meet your ears with a fulfilling mix of Cuban Jazz music from Elio Villafranca's latest album "The Source Between" and sultry new songs that will illuminate your soul from his upcoming album to be recorded later this year.
The Elio Villafranca Quartet, the premier Cuban Jazz group will feature special guest Greg Tardy and his burly sax sound to make it a magic evening of music to remember.
In the realm of Cuban Jazz there is nothing as deeply authentic as The Elio Villafranca Quartet. Four outstanding musicians will mesmerize you; Elio Villafranca on piano and compositions, Greg Tardy on tenor saxophone, Luques Curtis on bass, and Francisco Mela on drums.
This is a moment worth sharing with others so tell your family and friends who yearn for one spicy summer night for Cuban Jazz. To make a reservation call 212-576-2232
Hear The Elio Villafranca Quartet at:
The Jazz Standard: 116 East 27th Street,
New York City
June 15th 2010 Sets: 7:30PM & 9:30PM
Elio Villafranca first appeared on our stage with his quartet in the New Dimensions in Latin Jazz Series in 2007. Since then, this gifted pianist and composer won the first NFA/Heineken Green Ribbon Master Artist Music Grant from the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture (NALAC). As a sideman, his credits include performances with Wynton Marsalis, Sonny Fortune, Pat Martino, and Miguel Zenn, Jon Faddis, just to name a few. He has released two albums as a bandleader, Incantation/Encantaciones (listed in 2003 by Jazz Time magazine as one of best 50 jazz albums of the year,) and The Source In Between listed for 11 weeks on the Jazz Week World Top-50 Chart peaking at No. 4. This album was also the No.1 jazz add at College radio.
2010 has been an extraordinary year for Elio Villafranca as he was a Grammy Nominee, toured in Europe for several months, performed sensational sold out concerts in Canada and shorty upon his return, a week long trip to Cuba.
'The musical history of Cuba is full of extraordinary pianists,' says saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, 'Elio Villafranca is amongst the best representatives of the new generation of Cuban pianists and composers.'