Yosvany Terry Quintet at Madison Square Park

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

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Description

Mad. Sq. Music: Yosvany Terry Quintet & Dafnis Prieto Sextet
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
6:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Cuban saxophonist, Yosvany Terry has absorbed and incorporated American jazz traditions with his own Afro-Cuban roots to produce compositions and solo work that flow from the rhythmic and hard driving avant-garde to sweet sounding lyricism. His voice and style are unique and complex, and with his new Quintet, he has married Cuban and American musical traditions to create a new and exciting sound. The Quintet is comprised of Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Osmany Paredes (piano), Yunior Terry (bass), and Justin Brown (drums). Time Out New York says, “like James Carter, Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry has a voice on several axes, but alto is his specialty. He’s capable of making Afro-Cuban jazz seem folksy and modernistic all at once.”

Cuban born drum virtuoso Dafnis Prieto is joining the Mad. Sq. stage with his accomplished sextet including Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Felipe Lamoglia (alto/soprano saxophones), Manuel Valera (piano), and Johannes Weidenmueller (bass). The Wall Street Journal says, “[Prieto] has transformed Afro-Cuban rhythms … These pieces are emotionally charged and stylistically diverse, carried along not just by rhythm but also through lovely harmonized passages, horn fanfares, and powerfully conjured moods.” Prieto has served on the Music Faculty at NYU since 2005, toured Europe with the groundbreaking group Columna B and was the recipient of a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant.”

Address: E 23rd St to E 26th St between Fifth Ave. and Madison. Gramercy & Flatidron, New York

 


Ensemble Name
Yosvany Terry Quintet
Musicians
Yosvany Terr Sax, Jonathan Finlayson tp, Osmany Paredes iano, Yunior Terry bass & Ludwig Afonso drums
Composers
Yosvany Terry

Venue
Madison Square Park
Location
E 23rd St to E 26th St between Fifth Ave. and Madison. Gramercy & Flatidron, New York
New York, NY