ArtPower presents Alfredo Rodríguez Trio
La Jolla, C.A.—ArtPower at UC San Diego presents GRAMMY–nominated Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodríguez. Described as “one of the most prolific and gifted jazz pianists of the 21st century” by Quincy Jones, Rodríguez was discovered by Jones at the 2006 Montreux Jazz Festival. Rodríguez has distinguished himself as the definition of jazz and improvisation without boundaries. At the forefront of a new generation of pianists, the 29-year-old Rodríguez will bring his new trio to The Loft at UC San Diego on Friday, October 23, at 8 p.m, performing from their new album, The Invasion Parade. Co-produced by Jones, The Invasion Parade is a thrilling exploration of Rodríguez’s memories of Cuba: the people and the culture. Tickets for event are $18–28 and can be ordered online at boxoffice.ucsd.edu or by calling the box office at 858.534.TIXS (8497). Additional program information can be found at artpower.ucsd.edu.
About Alfredo Rodríguez
Discovered by Quincy Jones in 2006, Cuban–born Alfredo Rodríguez has rapidly risen to stardom under the tutelage of the famed producer. Since arriving to the U.S. in 2009, Rodríguez has appeared on prestigious stages such as the Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl, the Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Detroit, Umbria and Vienna Jazz Festivals. Rodríguez was nominated for a 2015 GRAMMY in the category of “Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella,” for the track “Guantanamera,” from his 2014 release, The Invasion Parade, a folloup to his stunning debut album, Sounds of Space. He is currently working on a new album, influenced by world music, which will be released in the near future.
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