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Omar Puente Charanga Jazz Sextet

26jan7:30 pm10:00 pmOmar Puente Charanga Jazz Sextet

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The award-winning Cuban jazz violinist revisits his musical roots; original tunes and traditional Cuban favourites.

It’s a fiery and exuberant set, touching on Africa, Cuba and England as it progresses.

(***** Songlines)

Having collaborated with the likes of Tito Puente, Wynton Marsalis and Nigel Kennedy, Omar has proven himself to be an international leading figure of the jazz, Latin jazz & classical music scenes time and time again. Playing a blend of original tunes and new arrangements of traditional Cuban favourites, the Charanga Sextet introduces the influence of African rhythm and modern jazz into the mix.

Omar’s virtuosity and charisma combined with the flavour of traditional Charanga dance music creates the perfect recipe for success, a real treat for dancers and audience of all ages!

Omar Puente’s contribution to 20th and 21st century violin playing has now become legendary. His generous nature, his commitment to good music, his enjoyment of life and his respect for his colleagues are all characteristics which make him a true violin great

(Nigel Kennedy)