31
Thursday
January
6:00 pm
LATIN JAZZ JAM NIGHT – JAN. 31
HOSTED BY LUISITO QUINTERO & SPECIAL GUEST

Minton's playhouse
206 West 118th Street

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DOORS OPEN AT 6pm

1st Set
7:30pm – Doors Open 6pm

2nd Set
9:30pm – Doors Open 9pm

Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $20.00 per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum.
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.

During performances, quiet policy is enforced !

About Luisito Quintero 

Luisito Quintero was born in Caracas, Venezuela where his musical influences began.  Cultural vibes of Afro-Venezuelan rhythm surrounded him at home where his father was a respected percussionist in his native country that tutored and encouraged Luisito on timbales through his adolescent years.  Luisito continued on his musical journey enhancing his studies at Orquesta Simfonica de Venezuela (The Symphonic Orchestra of Venezuela) where his timbale technique soon gained attention from his respective colleagues.  Luisito soon after joined the popular music ensembles Grupo Guaco and El Trabuco Venezolano, and traveled extensively with Oscar D’Leon, where he enjoyed worldwide exposure. Luisito’s live playing credits, projects and recordings are endless.  He has embraced his percussion style working with the late Tito Puente, Eddie Palmieri, Marc Anthony, Gloria Estefan, Richard Bona, Jack Dejonette, Willie Colon, George Benson, Natalie Cole, Herbie Hancock, Nuyorican Soul, and Masters at Work to name a few.

Luisito has been an influential part of Louie Vega’s Element of Life projects. Combining Afro-Latin rhythms with jazz and bossa nova sounds Elements of Life quickly became one of the hottest albums to hit dance floors from sea to sea.  As well as being an inspirational influence Luisito is also a member of the Elements of Life band which has been touring for the past three years.  The band has shared stages with some of the top artist in the business, such as Robert Plant, Lauryn Hill and Alicia Keys.  The EOL band has played some of the top festivals from the likes of Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland), North Sea Jazz Festival (Netherlands), Roskilde (Denmark), Blue Note (Japan), Jazz Café (London) and the legendary New Morning Café (Paris).

 

About Alfredo de la Fe

Cuban-born and New York-based violinist who lived in Colombia for more than 16 years and is responsible for transforming the violin into an important sound of Latin Jazz and Latin music. The first solo violinist to perform with a Salsa orchestra, De La Fé has toured the world more than thirty times, appearing in concert and participating in more than one hundred albums by such top-ranked Latin artists as Eddie Palmieri, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, José Alberto “El Canario”, Cheo Feliciano, The Fania All-Stars, Santana and Larry Harlow. His second solo album, Alfredo, released in 1979, received a Grammy nomination as “Best Latin album”. A child prodigy, Alfredo’s father who was a singer (a tenor of opera) in Havana, Cuba and sang on Cuban radio with Bienvenido León and Celia Cruz in the 1940s recognized his son’s skills and encouraged his musical talent. A child prodigy, Alfredo’s father who was a singer (a tenor of opera) in Havana, Cuba and sang on Cuban radio with Bienvenido León and Celia Cruz in the 1940s recognized his son’s skills and encouraged his musical talent.