Saturday, March 16, 2019 @ 8PM

Visions, Traditions, Innovations

With the saxophonist, chekere virtuoso, and visionary composer!

In New York since 1999, Yosvany Terry is known as a brilliant saxophonist, chekere virtuoso, and visionary composer who masterfully melds the traditional sounds of his native Cuba with innovation, fiery post-bop, and sophisticated harmonies. Indefatigable in his labor as artist and culture bearer of the Afro-Cuban tradition, the maestro “has helped redefine Latin jazz as a complex new idiom” (New York Times). Joining him on stage: Osmany Paredes on piano, Yunior Terry on bass, Obed Calvaire on drums, and Mauricio Herrera on percussion. Strictly limited seating, buy early!

More About the Artist – Click to Open

Born into an illustrious musical family in Camaguey, Cuba, Yosvany Terry is an internationally acclaimed composer, saxophonist, percussionist, bandleader, educator and cultural bearer of the Afro-Cuban tradition. After immsersing himself in the European classical tradition at Havana’s prestigious National School of Arts (ENA) and Amadeo Roldan Conservatory he went on to perform with major figures in every realm of Cuban music, including celebrated nueva trova singer/guitarist Silvio Rodriguez, pianists Chucho Valdes and Frank Emilio, and Don Pancho y Los Terry, the band led by his father, violinist and shekere master Eladio “Don Pancho” Terry Gonzales.

From his earliest days in New York, Terry has been embraced by the jazz and contemporary music community, playing with Branford Marsalis, Rufus Reid, Dave Douglas, Steve Coleman, Roy Hargrove, Henry Threadgill, trumpeter Avishai Cohen, Jeff “Tain” Watts, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Taj Mahal and the Eddie Palmieri Afro-Caribbean Sextet. While best known as a blazing improviser, he’s rapidly gaining renown as a composer, bandleader and educator with a string of high-profile awards, appointments and commissions.

In 2015, Terry was named a recipient of the prestigious Doris Duke Artist Award, and was hired by Harvard University as Director of Jazz Ensembles and Senior Lecturer on Music. He has received recent commissions from San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Garden Festival (“Noches de Parranda” for 12-piece ensemble with the support of The MAP Fund), the French-American Jazz Exchange with support from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (“Ancestral Memories” with French pianist Baptiste Trotignon), and the Harlem Stage (the score for the opera Makandal, premiering in 2016-17). Terry also received a grant from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and New York State Music Fund to create Afro-Cuban Roots: Yedégbé, a suite of Arará music documented on his acclaimed 2014 album.

His latest release, 2014’s Grammy nominated New Throned King (5Passion), features music based on cantos and rhythms of the Arará people of the western Cuban province of Matanzas, who hail from the Dahomey kingdom’s Fon culture in what is now Benin. His previous album, 2012’s Today’s Opinion (Criss Cross), was selected as one of the Top 10 Albums of the Year by the New York Times’ Nate Chinen.

Directions to Pregones in THE BRONX – Click to Open

PREGONES THEATER
575 Walton Avenue
(b/w 149 & 150 Streets)
The Bronx, NY 10451

Subway #2, 4, 5 to 149 Street & Grand Concourse
We’re just one short block away from the station!

For more information call us at 718-585-1202.

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March Is Music 2019

  • Location

    at Pregones in THE BRONX

  • Curated by

    Alvan Colón Lespier & Desmar Guevara

  • Featuring

    Yosvany Terry
    Osmany Paredes
    Yunior Terry
    Obed Calvaire
    Mauricio Herrera