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Friday, April 13th, 2018
8:00 PM
Jo Long Theatre
226 N Hackberry, San Antonio, TX 78202
Pianist, composer, and Artistic Director for CubaS Jazz Plaza Santiago Festival, Roberto Fonseca has toured the worldS most prestigious venues with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® and the legendary Omara Portuondo. As a bandleader, Fonseca is undoubtedly one of the most innovative Cuban pianists in generations, with a sound at the fertile crossroads of jazz, traditional music, and soul, steeped in a spirituality faithful to his Afro-Cuban roots. Fonsecas November 2016 release ABUC (Verve/Universal) is dedicated to the island he calls home it spells CUBA backwards, after all. Teeming with rascally rhythms and burly brass, and woven from allusions, souvenirs and contrasts, ABUC is a kaleidoscope of dancing colors through which Roberto tells the great and rich story of Cuban music, from yesterday to today.