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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.

1 hour, 15 minutes

Music Played

  • Mammal Hands

    Hourglass

    • Floa.
    • Gondwana.
  • Anthony Joseph

    Powerful Peace

    • Caribbean Roots.
    • Heavnely Sweetness / Strut.
  • Zoe Rahman

    Red Squirrel

    • Dreamland.
    • Manushi.
  • Kenny Barron

    Magic Dance

    Performer: Kenny Barron Trio.
    • Book Of Intuition.
    • Impulse / Verve.
  • Kenny Barron

    Prayer

    Performer: Kenny Barron Trio.
    • Book Of Intuition.
    • Impulse / Verve.
  • Kenny Barron

    Lunacy

    Performer: Kenny Barron Trio.
    • Book Of Intuition.
    • Impulse / Verve.
  • Jacob Collier

    You And I

    • In My Room.
    • Q West / Membran.
  • Roberto Fonseca Trio

    Asere Monina Bonco (Live)

    • Recorded at Sage Gateshead Jazz Festival 2016.
  • Roberto Fonseca Trio

    San Miguel (Live)

    • Recorded at Sage Gateshead Jazz Festival 2016.
  • Ben Crosland Quintet

    You Really Got Me

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