Roberto Fonseca Trio
Claire Martin presents a performance given by Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and his trio on the Jazz Line-Up stage at the 2016 Gateshead International Jazz Festival.
Claire Martin presents a performance by Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca and his trio recorded on the Jazz Line-Up stage at the 2016 Gateshead International Jazz Festival. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1975 Roberto initially played percussion but switched to piano at the age of eight and as a teenager began experimenting in creating a fusion of traditional Cuban music with American jazz. He has performed with the legendary Buena Vista Social Club as well as a variety of collaborations including working with the Cape Verdean singer Mayra Andrade, American guitarist Raul Midón and the Swiss-Cuban violinist Yilian Cañizares. Fonseca's album 'Yo', which explores the music of Cuba, Algeria and Morocco, was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album.