Live at Timucua: Kemuel Roig

At age 4, Cuban-born Kemuel Roig had already developed a passion for music and was intent on becoming a drummer. Four short years later, he studied both percussion and classical piano as a student of the Cuban National Vocational Art School in Ciego de Avila, Cuba, a pursuit he continued until relocating to the United States in 2002. At age 18, Roig accepted an invitation to perform at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy with the MDC Hard Bop Jazz Ensemble, an ensemble with which he won both outstanding composition and piano solo from DownBeat Magazine’s Annual Student Competition the following year.

Roig has subsequently toured and recorded globally with musicians such as Arturo Sandoval, Al Di Meola, Giovanni Hidalgo, Ed Calle, Amaury Gutierrez, Aymee Nuviola and Isaac Delgado, to name a few. “Genesis,” was released in 2020 featuring renowned names like Chris Potter, RandyBrecker, Alain Perez, and Julio Padron as a biography of Roig’s musical life honoring his musical heroes. Influenced by the musical genius of musicians such as Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Chucho Valdez, Bud Powell, McCoy Tyner, Bill Evans, and Fred Hersch, “Genesis” is seven original AfroCuban Jazz compositions and three world-recognized jazz standards arranged a la Afro-Cuban Jazz.

In November 2020, Kemuel recorded his most recent musical project called “Live AcousticSession”. Last year, he decided to produce a live experience for all the music lovers wanting to hear something fresh, hopeful, and full of original compositions in the midst of one of humanity’s hardest moments.

In-person and livestream tickets available.

Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.

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The lead sponsor for Timucua’s Jazz Series is:
Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Center of Orlando
For more information, please visit entsinusorlando.

 

Live at Timucua: Martin Bejerano Trio

“Add Martin Bejerano to the expanding roster of hot young pianists that stretches from Hiromi Uhara and Eldar Djangirov to Robert Glasper and Taylor Eigsti…”
-Jazz Times

“Bejerano makes the most of a full and fluent style.”
– Nate Chinen (New York Times)

Martin Bejerano leads a trio playing original music influenced by the his Cuban and American roots. Featuring the #CubanAmerican Suite, commissioned by Chamber Music America through their “New Jazz Works” grant award.

Employing a serious technical command of the piano, a highly modern harmonic and rhythmic concept, and a commitment to lyricism and musicality, Martin has continually garnered critical praise across the world. Having performed with the likes of the Christian McBride Band, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Ron Carter, Ignacio Berroa, Lonnie Plaxico, Bryan Lynch, Adam Nussbaum, Roy Hargrove, Arturo Sandoval, Mingus Big Band, Marcus Strickland, E.J. Strickland, John Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Rick Margitza, Don Braden, Jonathan Joseph, Armando Gola, Jimmy Greene, Vivian Sessoms, Jackie Ryan, Lauren Kinhan, Kevin Mahagony, and even traded choruses with the legendary Chick Corea, one can easily gain a sense of Bejerano’s formidable talent on the keyboard. Martin has performed at nearly all of the major jazz festivals, clubs and concert halls around the world, performed on the David Letterman Show, and is proud to have toured with “Jazz Reach”, a non-profit organization that presents multimedia concerts for school children across the country, educating them on the history of jazz music as an American art form.

Martin’s career as a solo artist, band leader and composer has blossomed with recent performances at Symphony Space, Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Jazz Gallery, El Hatillo Jazz Festival, Barquisimeto Jazz Festival, and Festival Miami, as well as his trio being featured on NPR’s nationally syndicated show “Jazz Set with Dee Dee Bridgewater”. Martin’s debut CD Evolution/Revolution was released in May 2007 to high critical praise reaching nine on the Jazz Week Chart, which lists the top 50 jazz albums based on airplay. His recent release,Trio Miami, was chosen as Downbeat Magazine’s “Editor’s choice” for 2016, reaching the top 25 in the Jazz Week airplay charts. An award winning composer as well, Martin is a two-time winner of the prestigious “New Jazz Works” composition and ensemble development grant by Chamber Music America in 2010 and 2017, as well as the “Bacardi Choice” commission by the Dranoff International 2 Piano Foundation and Bacardi, Int. in 2013. His commissioned composition, “Fantasia de Tres Mundos” for 2 Pianos” was premiered in April, 2014 at the South Miami Dade Cultural Arts Center, and has since been performed numerous times internationally., and recorded by award winning piano duo Stephanie and Saar.

Currently, Martin heads the jazz piano department at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, teaching jazz piano, improvisation and composition, and continues to perform internationally. He is featured on several recent recordings, including the newly released Trio Miami, Straight Ahead from Havana with the Ignacio Berroa Trio, Armando Gola’s Gola Elektrik and Roy Haynes’s Roy-alty.

Feel free to bring a bottle of wine to share.

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The lead sponsor for Timucua’s Jazz Series is:
Ear, Nose, Throat & Sinus Center of Orlando
For more information, please visit entsinusorlando.com

 

Adolfo Mendonça

7:00 PM Doors, 7:30 PM Show

$20 Advance, $25 Day of Show general admission. Timucua members, students, and veterans and active military save 50%.

Please bring food or wine to share.   

The best of Brazilian music including both classic bossa nova songs and songs popular in Brazil. Music of composers like Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Ivan Lins, Djavan and more. Played by Brazilian pianist Adolfo Mendonca, bassist Alejandro Arenas and drummer Mark Feinman.

SOLD OUT – Nestor Torres

Thursday, February 8th
Nestor Torres
7:00pm Doors, 7:30pm Show
$20 general admission. Please bring food or wine to share.

The Latin Grammy-winner Nestor Torres returns after an incredible sellout Timucua debut last summer! This time around, Torres will be joined by a fantastic trio of Orlando’s Latin Jazz all-stars. Don’t miss this show.

Note: This concert is sold out. No tickets will be available at the door.