Free Jazz Concert

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Free Jazz Concert – Dafnis Prieto Sextet and Yosvany Terry Quintet

The Mad. Sq. Music: Oval Lawn Series is now in its eleventh season and presents award-winning performers in an eclectic range of genres, including folk, jazz, bluegrass, soul/R&B, and Americana all set against the magnificent backdrop of historic Madison Square Park.

All shows are appropriate for thewhole family, and visitors are encouraged to bring a blanket and a picnic (no chairs allowed). Back for an encore performance, the Fatty Crew (Fatty Crab, Fatty Cue and Pig & Khao) are dishing out their “Fatty Flavas” throughout our summer event! The Park is located at 23rd Street between Madison and Fifth Avenues and all performances are held rain or shine.

Dafnis Prieto Sextet

Cuban born drum virtuoso Dafnis Prieto <http://www.dafnisonmusic.com/html/slideshow.php> is joining the Mad. Sq. stage with his accomplished sextet including Ralph Alessi (trumpet), John Beaty (alto/soprano saxophones), Manuel Valera (piano), Peter Apfelbaum (tenor and soprano saxophone) and Johannes Weidenmueller (bass). The Wall Street Journal says, “[Prieto] has transformed Afro-Cuban rhythms … These pieces are emotionally charged and stylistically diverse, carried along not just by rhythm but also through lovely harmonized passages, horn fanfares, and powerfully conjured moods.” Prieto has served on the Music Faculty at NYU since 2005, toured Europe with the groundbreaking group Columna B and was the recipient of a 2011 MacArthur “genius grant.”

Yosvany Terry Quintet

Cuban saxophonist, Yosvany Terry <http://www.yosvanyterry.com/> has absorbed and incorporated Americanjazz traditions with his own Afro-Cuban roots to produce compositions and solo work that flow from the rhythmic and hard driving avant-garde to sweet sounding lyricism. His voice and style are unique and complex, and with his new Quintet, he has married Cuban and American musical traditions to create a new and exciting sound. The Quintet is comprised of Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Osmany Paredes (piano), Yunior Terry (bass), and Justin Brown (drums). Time Out New York says, “like James Carter, Cuban saxophonist Yosvany Terry has a voice on several axes, but alto is his specialty. He’s capable of making Afro-Cuban jazz seem folksy and modernistic all at once.”

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Free Jazz Concert
Event Category: Live Music
When: July 24, 2013
Time: 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Where: Madison Square Park
More Info: http://www.madisonsquarepark.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/madisonsquarepark
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadSqParkNYC


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