One night only at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, NYC
A star in Cuba since his teen years, pianist Dayramir Gonzalez is now a New York resident with an international following. After becoming the first Cuban national to receive Berklee College of Music’s full Presidential Scholarship, he graduated in 2013 with the Wayne Shorter Award for Most Outstanding Composer of the Year. Gonzalez is now being championed by master musicians such as his mentor Chucho Valdés, who brought Gonzalez to Carnegie Hall as part of the Voices of Latin America series. Tonight Gonzalez will bring his longstanding group Habana enTRANCé to Dizzy’s Club to perform songs from his latest album, The Grand Concourse. The Afro-Cuban jazz record blends the pulse and mystique of New York with early 20th century Cuban music and the rhythms and sensuality of Yoruba musical traditions. It’s a repertoire with a variety of styles, tempos, and dynamics in which Gonzalez’ assured piano playing stands out alongside an unfailingly in-the-pocket band.