7:30 pm
Peter Brainin & Talking Drum – 8 Nov.
Peter Brainin & Talking Drum

Minton's playhouse
206 West 118th Street


Event Details


1st Set
7:30pm – Doors Open 6pm

2nd Set
9:30pm – Doors Open 9pm

Sets are 1 hour long
The admission price is $10.00 Sun. – Wed. and $20 Thu. – Sat. per set PLUS a 2 drink minimum.
* Admission may increase depending upon a given week’s performance schedule.

During performances, quiet policy is enforced



A native of the Bronx, saxophonist and composer Peter Brainin is a Grammy and Latin Grammy winning artist who has performed at major concert venues and jazz festivals all over Europe, Russia, Japan, Israel, India, North, South and Central America and the Caribbean. Some of the the bands and artists he has toured with internationally include pianist Hilton Ruiz (1989-99), Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra (with whom he recorded 2 Grammy nominated albums, the Latin Grammy winning “Final Night at Birdland” and appeared in the films “Calle 54” and “Thomas Crown Affair”), Mongo Santamaria, Valery Ponomorev, Willie Colon and Legal Alien (1992-2002), Bebo Valdez, Bobby Sanabria Quarteto Ache & Multiverse Big Band (with whom he is also featured on 3 Grammy nominated CDs) Matt “Guitar” Murphy, Samuel Torres, Mambo Legends Orchestra, John DiMartino & Quartet of the Americas, Arturo Ofarrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (with whom he is featured on the Grammy winning CD’s “Cuba: The Conversation Continues” and “Offense of the Drum”) and with his own quartet. Other artists he has performed and/or recorded with include Randy Weston, Benny Golson, Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Watts, Ray Barretto, Jerry Gonzalez, Harold Mabern, Paquito D’Rivera, Jaco Pastorious, Lionel Loueke, Joey Calderazzo, Ruben Blades, Eddie Henderson and Eddie Palmieri. Peter was twice awarded the BRIO Award (Bronx Recognizes It’s Own) for music composition. Some of his compositions and arrangements can be heard on his original CD recordings with co-leader, drummer Steve Johns and with the quartet Native Soul (www.nativesoul.net)

Peter Brainin & Talking Drum :

Peter Brainin – saxes,flute,percussion
Luis Perdomo – piano
Boris Kozlov – bass viol
Ludwig Afonso – drums
Rovert Quintero – congas,percussion