This Friday, October 20th, The Jazz Gallery is pleased to host the New York debut of Cuban singer-songwriter José Aquiles. Over a four decade-plus musical career, Aquiles has been one of the leading exponents of the Nueva Trova movement in Cuba, writing sharply-observed and politically-aware songs inspired both by traditional Cuban music and contemporary popular music. In addition to his work as a singer and guitarist, Aquiles has composed music for theater, TV, and film, and was awarded the prestigious CubaDisco and Adolfo Guzmán awards in his native country. Check out Aquiles performing with fellow Cuban singer Jorge Sánchez on Spanish television in the video below.
For his New York debut this weekend, Aquiles will be joined by his son, pianist David Virelles. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Aquiles’s powerfully direct music colored with Virelles’s lush and exploratory pianism.
José Aquiles, guitar and vocals, and David Virelles, piano, play The Jazz Gallery on Friday, October 20th, 2017. Sets are at 7:30 and 9:30 P.M. $22 general admission ($12 for members) for each set. Purchase tickets here.