Michel Camilo, solo

Michel Camilo, solo

 
Michel Camilo

Saturday, October 19, 7:30pm
at SFJAZZ Center, Miner Auditorium

Michel Camilo

Performance includes a Pre-Concert Talk that begins one hour before show time.

Michel Camilo, solo

In recent years a tidal surge of extraordinary Caribbean musicians has transformed the American jazz scene. And near the beginning of that wave, from the Dominican Republic, was pianist Michel Camilo. A virtuoso whose lightning two-handed runs and bravura rhythmic attack leave audiences shaking their heads in amazement, Camilo came to prominence shortly after settling in New York City in 1979. He has been widely recognized for his astounding technique, with a doctorate from Berklee, a Latin Grammy Award for the 2000 Verve album Spain and a 2004 Grammy in the Best Latin Jazz Album category for Live at the Blue Note. Camilo’s high-profile collaborators over the years include Dizzy Gillespie, Michael Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Burton, Tomatito, Anthony Jackson, Dave Weckl and dozens more. For this incendiary evening of solo piano, Camilo will draw from his new OKeh Records release, What’s Up?, a stunning showcase for his solo mastery. Join us for an action-packed evening with one of the most fiery of all keyboardists.

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"It has been the unique rhythmic and melodic chemistry of his trios that has placed Camilo in the vanguard of contemporary pianists. " — All About Jazz
"One of the most complete jazz pianists around, and also one of the most engaging. " — Boston Globe