April 21 at 8 PM: Arts Garage presents Ignacio Berroa.
8:00 PM-11:00 PM
Grammy-nominated jazz drummer Ignacio Berroa has been recognized as one of the greatest drummers of all time. He was included in the 2011 compilation entitled “Jazz Drumming Legends” which features some of the most renowned drummers in Jazz history. Ignacio also received a Lifetime Achievement Award during from The Montreal Jazz Festival in the same year.
Both a veteran and a pioneer, the Cuban-born drummer has been applauded through the years for his facility in combining folkloric rhythms with contemporary jazz and funk – resulting in a fiery blend that swings and grooves, with a touch of old country roots.
In the early 80s, Ignacio joined jazz legend Dizzy Gillespie’s quartet, quickly becoming an in-demand drummer in the contemporary jazz world. Ignacio has also worked with other star artists like Tito Puente, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis, Freddie Hubbard, Gilberto Gil, the Lincoln Center Orchestra, and more.
Gillespie best described Ignacio as: “the only Latin drummer in the world in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds: his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz…”.
Berroa will be joined by Martin Bejerano on piano, Lowell Ringel on bass and Mark Small on sax. Come experience the jazz-legend and his Quartet in action!
“Ignacio plays with intelligence, taste, fire, and soul. His playing combines the finest aspects of Afro-Cuban and American styles of drumming.” -Wynton Marsalis
Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$40-$45 at artsgarage.org. Their email is [email protected] and the box office phone is (561) 450-6357. Bring your own … WHATEVER! The theater boasts cabaret-style table seating, where patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol.
Music courtesy of KCC Productions.