On Friday, January 31st, The Jazz Gallery welcomes pianist David Virelles and his Continuum group back to our stage. This past month, David travelled to Park City, Utah to play at the Sundance Film Festival. At an event to celebrate the premiere of the movie “Low Down,” a movie based on the life of jazz pianist John Albany, Virelles performed with with saxophonist Ohad Talmor and bassist Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, as actress Glenn Close read from the memoir that inspired the film.
While we can’t promise any movie stars guesting with David this Friday, he has assembled an all-star cast of collaborators for his performance: Thomas Morgan on bass, Nasheet Waits on drums, and Román Díaz on Biankoméko Abakuá (a traditional Afro-Cuban drum setup). This group features a slightly different lineup than Virelles’s 2012 Continuum record, so come out and hear Virelles’s mysterious and ever-changing music in a new way.
David Virelles and Continuum performs at The Jazz Gallery on Friday, January 31st, at 9 and 11 p.m. The group features Virelles on piano, Thomas Morgan on bass, Nasheet Waits on drums, and Román Díaz on Biankoméko Abakuá. $20 general admission ($10 for members). Purchase tickets here.