Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal to Valentine’s Latin Jazz with Chembo Corniel at Drom in the Village. For $29, you get a romantic jazz outing (a $69 value) that includes:
- One general-admission ticket
- A Latin dinner
- One rose
Choose from the following shows:
- Thursday, February 14, at 6 p.m.
- Thursday, February 14, at 8:30 p.m.
- Friday, February 15, at 6 p.m.
- Friday, February 15, at 8:30 p.m.
Internationally renowned Cuban musician Chembo Corniel brings his Grammy-nominated jazz quintet to the exotic global enclave of Drom for a romantic, music-filled evening. Corniel dishes out sultry rhythms on the congas and other percussive instruments as festive piano, lucid upright bass, and freewheeling saxophone and drums swirl around him. Described by Latin Beat Magazine as "a visionary who views his music in terms of its spirituality as well as an art form for the entertainment of the masses," Corniel mixes jazz and Latin melodies for a sonic mélange that spurs guests to sweeping romantic gestures, such as proposing at a PTA meeting. While basking in the tunes, toe-tapping attendees dive into a Caribbean dinner of rotisserie chicken, rice, beans, sweet plantains, and salad. A rose for each lady present lets dates know they are loved and provides a gourmet lunch for their pet bumblebee at home.
Chembo and Friends Performing “Manteca”
An ornate chandelier casts long shadows across the hardwood floor of Drom, sparkling overhead while leaving plush banquets and candlelit tables swimming in romantic shade. Voted by the Village Voice as the Best New Dance Club of 2011, Drom makes astute use of its versatile space, housing intimate evenings of freewheeling jazz, open-floor blowouts of pounding electronica, and afterhours shows of one mop being slowly pushed across the floor. A kitchen and full bar keep guests happy with tasty small plates and a sophisticated selection of wines and cocktails.