Eighth Annual Arlington Jazz Festival
The Arlington Jazz Festival is proud to present as the headlining act The Yosvany Terry Quintet.
SINCE ARRIVING IN NEW YORK CITY IN 1999 CUBAN SAXOPHONIST, PERCUSSIONIST, AND COMPOSER YOSVANY TERRY HAS HELPED REDEFINE LATIN JAZZ AS A COMPLEX NEW IDIOM, SAYS THE NEW YORK TIMES.Born into an illustrious musical family in Camaguey, Cuba, Yosvany Terry is an internationally acclaimed composer, saxophonist, percussionist, bandleader, educator and cultural bearer of the Afro-Cuban tradition. After immsersing himself in the European classical tradition at Havanas prestigious National School of Arts (ENA) and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory he went on to perform with major figures in every realm of Cuban music, including celebrated nueva trova singer/guitarist Silvio Rodriguez, pianists Chucho Valdes and Frank Emilio, and Don Pancho y Los Terry, the band led by his father, violinist and shekere master Eladio Don Pancho Terry Gonzales.
From his earliest days in New York, Terry has been embraced by the jazz and contemporary music community, playing with Branford Marsalis, Rufus Reid, Dave Douglas, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Henry Threadgill, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Jeff Tain Watts, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Taj Mahal and the Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Sextet. While best known as a blazing improviser, hes rapidly gaining renown as a composer, bandleader and educator with a string of high-profile awards, appointments and commissions. In 2015, Terry was named a recipient of the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award, and was hired by Harvard University as Director of Jazz Ensembles and Senior Lecturer on Music
One opening act will kick off the evening with a short set:
Arlington High School Jazz Band 7:00
Yosvany Terry Quintet 7:45
Arlington Town Hall (View)
730 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02476
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