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Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents A Tribute to Dave Valentin


Repertory Theater – Saturday, April 6, 2019 @ 7:30 PM
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Featuring ANDREA BRACHFELD and BILL O’CONNELL & the debut of THE BILL O’CONNELL AFRO-CARIBBEAN ENSEMBLE (ACE) featuring Bill O’Connell, piano, Andrea Brachfeld, flute, Craig Handy, alto saxophone, Ralph Bowen, tenor saxophone, Gary Smulyan, baritone saxophone , Alex Sipiagin, trumpet, Adam Machaskee, trombone, Lincoln Goines, bass, Robby Ameen, drums and Román Díaz, congas & percussion

An exciting double bill with members of Dave Valentin’s Quartet led by his former music director, pianist Bill O’Connell. Also, flute virtuoso Andrea Brachfeld perform favorites from the late “Pied Piper of the Bronx.” After intermission, the group expands to a tenant with some of New York’s top Latin jazz artists, to premiere Bill’s newest compositions just before recording.

Website: http://www.hostos.cuny.edu/culturearts/

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, Editor-in-Chief Tomas Peña has spent years applying his knowledge and writing skills to the promotion of great musicians. A specialist in the crossroads between jazz and Latin music, Peña has written extensively on the subject. His writing appears on Latin Jazz Network; Chamber Music America magazine and numerous other publications.


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