Dayramir Gonzalez: The Art of The Cuban Piano
Award-winning Cuban pianist and composer, Yamaha Artist Dayramir Gonzalez brings to Alvas Showroom a concert showcasing the dynamic range of Cuban musical styles from contemporary Afro-Cuban jazz to 19th Century classical to the traditional songbook of Benny More and Buena Vista Social Club.
"In Mr. Gonzalez’s hands, an Afro-Cuban batá drum pattern becomes a tone poem filled with funk attitude and modern-jazz feel." - The Wall Street Journal, Larry Blumenfeld
Starting his professional career as a pianist and composer with former Irakere member, Oscar Valdes’ Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble Diákara at the age of 16, Dayramir’s accomplishments only continue to impress. Since winning Havana’s JoJazz festival in 2004 and 2005, Dayramir has gone from winning three Cubadisco awards for his 2007 debut album “Dayramir & Habana enTRANCé” to becoming Berklee College of Music’s first Cuban national “Presidential Scholarship" recipient to performing in 15,000-seat stadiums with legends like Chucho and Bebo Valdes and headlining Carnegie Hall, representing the young generation of Afro-Cuban jazz.
After winning three Cubadisco awards in 2007 for his debut album Dayramir & Habana enTRANCé, Yamaha Artist from Havana, Cuba, Dayramir releases his latest album "The Grand Concourse" in New York City, where the inspiration of its title comes from.
Dayramir Gonzalez - Piano
Antoine Katz - Bass
Raphael Henri Pierre Pannier - Drums
Christian Moraga - Congas
Tatiana Ferrer - Violin
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