PART OF GEORGE WEIN’S CAREFUSION JAZZ FESTIVAL
Two-Night Series Features Henry Butler, Osmany Paredes, and The Pedro Martinez Project
Tkts $15 www.harlemstage.org & Only $12 for Harlem residents!
Cultural Fusion: Past, Present, Future features a musical dialog between two world-renowned pianists – New Orleans legend Henry Butler and Cuban sensation Osmany Paredes.
The program begins with curated selections from the late 20th Century, including pieces from the “early jazz” period alongside ragtime, danzones, and habaneras to reveal and celebrate historical parallels. Compositions featured will include La Borinquen; St. Louis Blues; Bamboula; La Paloma; La Tedezco; La Bella Cubana; Maple Leaf Rag; La Trocha; Havana Rag; Solace (a Mexican serenade); Almendra; and
La Comparsa, among others.
Curated by Onel Mulet, musical director, HABANA | HARLEM™
The two programs, co-presented as part of the CareFusion Jazz Festival New York and produced by jazz impresario George Wein, were conceived and created by Neyda Martinez and musical director Onel Mulet.