Grammy®-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez embraces a global sound spanning African Highlife influences to Middle Eastern flourishes.
“Elegant yet explosive technique and command for an array of musical idioms”
– The Los Angeles Times
“A grain of poetry suffices to season a century.” Cuban hero José Martí commemorated the Statue of Liberty’s dedication with those words. That notion lives on in the musical freedom of Grammy®-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodríguez. The Little Dream, Rodríguez’s latest album, was inspired by Martí’s work and reflects Rodríguez’s own journey—from humble Cuban beginnings to mentorship from the inimitable Quincy Jones and immigration to the United States. Backed by longtime colleagues Michael Olivera (drums) and Munir Hossn (bass/guitar), Rodríguez embraces a global panoply of sound spanning African Highlife influences to Middle Eastern flourishes. Under his hands, as Martí said, “All is beautiful and unceasing, all is music and reason.”
7PM / 1869 TAP ROOM
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