Rafael Zaldivar’s Afro-Cuban-Jazz Quartet

Friday February 4 Livestream

Rafael Zaldivar - piano
Elli Miller Maboungou - percussions
Rémi-Jean LeBlanc - bass
Louis-Vincent Hamel - drums

Internationally acclaimed JUNO nominee pianist and composer, Rafael Zaldivar launches his Afro-Cuban-Jazz Quartet at the 2021 edition of TD Ottawa Jazz Festival. Considered by JazzTimes and Downbeat as a star of his generation, Zaldivar recreates that distinct Cuban where you’ll find jazz roots and the rhythmic spirituality of his native country, Cuba. Listen for his mastery of the blues and his dextrous shift to contemporary Latin jazz. Zaldivar explodes the canvas with colours and rhythms full of his famous Latin emotion! He’s joined by the extraordinarily talented bassist Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, percussionist Elli Miller Maboungou, and drummer Louis-Vincent Hamel.