wed12oct8:00 pmwed11:30 pmAlfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo with OPENER: Norberto Guerra & René Avila’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Band
(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Epiphany Center For The Arts: Epiphany Hall
201 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022 Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour Showtime: 8PM -
Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2022
Doors: 5PM for Golden Hour
Showtime: 8PM -Norberto Guerra & René Avila’s Afro-Cuban Jazz Band | 9:30PM - Headliner Alfredo Rodriguez & Pedrito Martinez Duo
Tickets: $20 - Early Bird (until 9/2/22) | $30 - G/A Seated with no table | $80 - VIP table for 2 (includes 2 tickets, seated at table) - $160 - table for 4 (includes 4 tickets, seated at table)
‘Service charges apply to ALL ticket purchases (online and box office)’ - Credit card only at door
Norberto’s Guerra’s Modern Cuban Jazz Band pulls on rhythms and sounds from the most traditional Cuban music, Son, to the most contemporary one, the Timba. Guerra’s guitar and Cuban Trés form the center of a band featuring Latin percussion and horns.
Norberto is a Chicago based Cuban musician, composer and producer. He is a multi-instrumentalist primarily playing the classical guitar, electric guitar and the Cuban Trés.
He most recently worked closely with Alexander Abreu recording Havana d’Primenra’s tribute album of Cuban classics, Será Que Se Acabó, in Havana. He has toured throughout Cuba, composed for and played with the Ballet Español de Cuba and the Havana Symphony, and has recorded and worked on albums for Havana d’Primera, Issac Delgado, Rainer Mariño, Alain Daniel and Acituna sin Hueso.
Norberto was schooled in the renowned Cuban conservatory system from the age of eight and at the Instituto Superior de las Artes (ISA) in Havana.
René Avila is an educator in both the public and private school systems, as well as a basketball coach for middle schoolers. He is also a band leader and bass player for an Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble (Rene Avila's Afro Cuban Quintet) in addition to his traditional Cuban Charanga Orchestra "Charangueo." Both of his projects perform at various venues and festivals in the Chicago metropolitan area.
René got his start in playing string bass during his early years and later as a cellist during his musical studies in college. Besides teaching general music, he also teaches violin, cello and guitar at The Puerto Rican Arts Alliance.
As a musician, René was influenced by legendary Chicago radio icon Victor Parra, originator and host of "The Mambo Express" radio program, which focused on traditional Cuban music and its evolution to the US. Since then, René has studied and researched Cuban music, and is a very serious and passionate advocate of this music. He enjoys sharing it with others on Mambo Inn and through his bands' performances, keeping the tradition alive. Tune in to René Avila's Mambo Inn Sunday's from 4pm until 6pm on Chicago's Home for Jazz WDCB 90.9FM.
Golden Hour at Epiphany featuring Vivian garcia:
Stop by Epiphany for our live music series concerts, and be sure to hit Golden Hour before-hand for drinks and lite-bites! Doors open at 5pm Wednesday - Saturday for Golden Hour with 1/2 priced bottles of wine and other specials!
Come early to EXPLORE and DISCOVER your own EPIPHANY… our art galleries are open and there is free entertainment before the show!
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