Wed, December 6, 2017
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2017-12-06 8:00 pm
Roland Vazquez Quintet at The Falcon
Throughout his 20 years in NYC, composer/drummer Roland Vazquez, continued to develop his "funky-salsa-bebop" style with unique compositions for octet, quintet, and big band on his critically acclaimed albums; which collectively feature performances by a veritable "who's who" of East and West Coast contemporary jazz artists. As a member of Clare Fischer's all-star band "Salsa Picante", he played on that group's Grammy winning "Salsa Picante 2+2."
As jazz faculty at Manhattan School of Music and the University of Michigan, he taught ensembles, jazz composition, and "Music of the Afro Latin Diaspora". Roland received a grant from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music to record "The Visitor" (2009) featuring his all-star NYC jazz orchestra.
The Falcon, 1348 Rte 9w