SFJAZZ Fridays At Five Presents Gonzalo Rubalcaba & Pedrito Martinez at SFJAZZ Center
Marshall Lamm uploaded this event on January 25, 2021
Fri, January 29, 2021
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SFJAZZ Fridays at Five. 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST
Gonzalo Rubalcaba is the most celebrated Cuban pianist of his generation, a virtuoso of jaw-dropping technical command whose improvisational prowess helped pave the way for the brilliant wave of Latin American jazz musicians that followed in his wake. One of them was Cuban conguero Pedrito Martinez, who’s played an essential role infusing Afro-Cuban currents into American music since settling in New York City in 1998, recording and performing with artists including Wynton Marsalis, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, and Sting. This performance, filmed in September 2017 at the start of the SFJAZZ Center's 2017-18 Season, is a telepathic duo encounter and an intoxicating journey into the thrumming heart of Cuban rhythm.