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Elio Villafranca Weekend - Sirius XM Real Jazz - Fri-Sat
(Published: September 26, 2014)

Elio Villafranca Weekend
on Sirus XM Real Jazz
Friday & Saturday 8pm EDT
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Elio Villafranca Quintet
DROM - October 5 - NYC
One Night Only! - 2 Shows!

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Sirius XM Real Jazz is having an Elio Villafranca Weekend. Tune in to Real Jazz this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 26-27 at 8pm EDT. See information below.

Channel: Real Jazz
Title: A Night At Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola - Elio Villafranca
Description: The hot Cuban pianist Elio Villafranca anchors Real Jazz' Hispanic Heritage Month tribute this weekend with the first of two performances featuring his music. His new album Caribbean Tinge was recorded live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola and now he returns to the scene of his artistic triumph. He's also featured Saturday night on Live From Jazz at Lincoln Center.
On-Air Time: 9/26 8 pm Duration: 1 hour
Rebroadcast: 9/28 4 pm Depublish: 9/28 5 pm
PDT/PAD: A Night@ Dizzy's/Elio Villafranca

Channel: Real Jazz
Title: Live From Jazz at Lincoln Center "Nuevo Jazz Latino"
Description: The Real Jazz channel Hispanic Heritage Month tribute continues with an all-star lineup of musicians performing Afro-Cuban works they wrote specifically for this concert. They'll showcase a full range of styles, bringing the feel of Cuba to the heart of New York City. Songwriters include Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra bassist Carlos Henriquez and four brilliant Cubans: pianist Elio Villafranca, saxophonist Yosvany Terry, drummer (and MacArthur Award winner) Dafnis Prieto, and conguero-vocalist Pedrito Martinez.
On-Air Time: 9/27 8 pm
Duration: 90 Minutes
Rebroadcast: 10/2 Midnight
Depublish: 10/12 1:30 am
PDT/PAD: Jazz@Lincoln Ctr/Nuevo Jazz Latino

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DROM - Oct. 5 - Sunday - One Night Only!
5:30pm & 8:00pm - Ticket includes dinner
Located - 85 Avenue A - NYC
Phone: 212-777-1157

Direct From Cuba Presents:
Elio Villafranca Quintet
"Any Given Night in Havana"

Performs Music of 1950s Cuba, Buena Vista Social Club & Villafranca's Acclaimed Afro-Cuban Originals.

Ticket includes: Full Latin Dinner, Live performance by The Elio Villafranca Quintet & Roses for all ladies! Latin Dinner includes Rice & Beans, Roasted Chicken & Sweet Plantains.

Elio Villafranca Quintet:
Elio Villafranca (piano), Yunior Terry (bass), Dennis Hernandez (trumpet), Jesus Quinteros (timbales), Arturo Stable (congas).

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Upcoming Schedule:

Sept. 29
JALC Chairman's Circle - A Taste of the Season (Not Open to Public)

Sept. 30
Concert Series at the Steinway & Sons Piano Factory (Not Open to Public). However, this performance will be filmed and recorded, and it will be shared on the Steinway Pianos website.

Sept. 30
Gian-Carla Tisera "Nora la Bella" CD Release Concert at the Americas Society - 680 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Oct. 5
DROM - Elio Villafranca Quintet
5:30pm & 8pm - ticket includes dinner
85 Avenue A, NYC

Oct. 17
Monk at 97 Concert at Brookfield Place
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 220 Vesey St., NY, NY
12:30pm - FREE

Dec. 5
Baltimore Old Waters, New River Performance by Elio Villafranca and Spiros Exaras

Feb. 7, 2015
Elio Villafranca & The Jass Syncopators - Concert and workshop at Tufts Collage, MA

Feb. 27-28
Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Premier of Elio Villafranca's Suite - "Cinqué- Tales of the Caribbean"

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"The band swings hard and brings a traditional yet innovative style to the roots of jazz and Afro Caribbean music. I am profoundly moved by Elio's vision and musicianship. He is a treasured member of the family here at Jazz at Lincoln Center."
- Wynton Marsalis

"Elio's music is passionate. A brand new application of ancient ways."
- Chick Corea

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Pianist Elio Villafranca & the Jass Syncopators have gained critical praise for their recent CD release on Motema Music entitled Caribbean Tinge.

Caribbean Tinge received an Editor's Pick in both DownBeat and JazzTimes. He also received two four-star reviews for separate releases in the September issue of DownBeat. Additionally, the release got a great review in All About Jazz and the Latin Jazz Corner.

On June 23, 2014, Villafranca (along with Jon Batiste and Cecile McLorin Salvant) received the first-ever Jazz at Lincoln Center Millennium Swing! Award. The award honors the three rising stars.

More Information: http://www.eliovillafranca.net/

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