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Dizzy’s Club Coca- Cola and Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrate Andy Gonzalez


SEPTEMBER 15, 2016

51sVCHIgREL._SS500_SS280With bassists Andy Gonzalez and Luques Curtis, Tres guitarist Nelson Gonzalez, conga player and percussionist Roland Guerrero, trumpeter Carlos Abadie, quarto guitarist Orlando Santiago, guitarist Ben Lapidus, vocalists and percussionists Manuel Carro and Ricky Sala, guitarist and vocalist David Oquendo, timbales player Nicky Marrero, and pianist Zaccai Curtis

“Andy [González] is a formidable bassist, a veteran of over 1000 recordings. However, what gets Andy González the respect he so deserves is his majestic, magical and mystical handling of the bass violin. Absent is the drama of pyrotechnics and in its place is a sumptuous, magisterial tone of an ultra-virtuoso.” – Latin Jazz Network

Entre Colegas, or “Among colleagues,” is the latest record from the Bronx-born legend Andy González. In this new project, he assembled a group of elite musicians and longtime friends to explore music that he describes as “Cuban and Puerto Rican music with the focus on guitars and strings…” or in his other words, “Django Reinhardt goes to Cuba and Puerto Rico.” The eclectic repertoire includes originals and new arrangements of “Ode to Joy,” “Misty,” “A Flower is a Lovesome Thing,” and more. Rounding out the group of veterans onstage are two young favorites at Jazz at Lincoln Center: Luques and Zaccai Curtis, known together as the Curtis Brothers.

This event is part of the seventh annual Coca-Cola Generations in Jazz Festival, a multi-generational meeting of legendary masters and emerging artists from September 1 – October 2 at Dizzy’s
Club Coca-Cola.

Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Broadway and 60th Street
5th Floor

Set Times*
7:30 & 9:30pm nightly
Late Night Session Tues-Sat
Doors Open at 11:15pm
*unless otherwise noted

Reserve by phone
In person after 6pm
daily at the club


Cover: $40, Student:$30 (9:30pm only)


Featured Photo: Andrew James

A graduate of Empire State College with a dual major in journalism and Latin American studies, 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.


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