Free Bridge Quintet presents Cafe Caribe: An Evening of Afro-Caribbean Jazz featuring Percussionist Kevin Davis.
$15 General / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance$15 General / $5 Students / Free for UVA Students who reserve in advance
The Free Bridge Quintet presents Cafe Caribe: An Evening of Afro-Caribbean Jazz on Saturday, March 28th at 8:00 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall. The group will perform with special guest and long-time friend and collaborator Kevin Davis. Mr. Davis is a latin percussionist, pianist, singer, dancer, bandleader extraordinaire (Ban Caribe,) and a prolific composer and arranger. The six musicians will explore the influence of Caribbean musical traditions on the U.S. jazz scene, performing music from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Quintet will play works from Afro-Cuban jazz luminaries Chano Pozo, Cachao, Mongo Santamaria, Tito Puente and from the jazz musicians they influenced such as Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Dorham, Sonny Rollins, and Donald Grolnick.
Founded in 1997, it features Jeff Decker on saxophones, Robert Jospé on the drums, Peter Spaar on bass, John D’earth on trumpet and flugelhorn, and Butch Taylor on piano.