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- $29 for one ticket to see a Direct From Cuba Presents Latin Summer Concert Series show, including dinner and a rose for attending ladies (up to a $69 value)
- Where: Drom
- Seating: reserved
- Door time: 15 minutes before showtime
- Ticket prices include all fees.
- Dinner includes roasted chicken, rice and beans, sweet plantains, and a salad.
- Families, groups, and singles welcome<p>
Artists and Dates
- Chembo Corniel Quintet on Sunday, August 25.
- Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio on September 6–7
- Click to view all available performances.<p>
Chembo Corniel Quintet
- Chembo’s full name: Wilson Corniel
- What he’s mastered: congas, tumbadoras, and other percussion instruments
- One of the few things he can’t create a beat with: his 2009 Grammy nomination for Things I Wanted To Do
- Essential album: Afro Blue Monk, a 2012 tribute to Thelonious Monk and Mongo Santamaría
- What Jazz Times had to say about the album: it’s “a scintillating and romantic musical experience”
- Where to catch him on your TV: he made an appearance on The Cosby Show and elevates many of the tunes on Dora the Explorer<p>
Jorge Luis Pacheco Trio
- Born: December 18, 1984 in Havana
- Impressive thing he’s done since then: won first prize at the 2007 International Competition of Young Jazz Musicians
- Second impressive thing: was selected by Wynton Marsalis to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Havana
- Impressive thing he’ll be doing soon: turning 30
- Impressive thing he’ll probably never do: lick the back of his head
- Instrument of choice: The piano. He’s been called “the flying hands.”
- Repertoire includes: New latin jazz pieces and traditional songs from Buena Vista Social Club
- How he feels about collaboration: “When you play you really need to listen to the other musicians. I like to create space in the music so we can all speak together like having a good conversation.” (All About Jazz, 2012) <p>
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