Friday, May 6, 2016 – 8 & 9:30 pm
Jon Irabagon/Manuel Valera Duo
Jon Irabagon, sax
Manuel Valera, piano
Winner of the 2008 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition, Jon Irabagon has since topped both the Rising Star Alto Saxophone and the Rising Star Tenor Saxophone categories in the DownBeat Magazine Critics Poll and been named one of Time Out New York’s 25 New York City Jazz Icons. Jon was also named 2012 Musician of the Year in The New York City Jazz Record.
Based in New York City, Grammy nominated artist, pianist and composer Manuel Valera was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. He has become well known in the NYC modern jazz scene, garnering national reviews and lending his talents as a pianist and composer to such notable artist as Arturo Sandoval, Paquito DRivera, Brian Lynch, Dafnis Prieto, Jeff Tain Watts, John Benitez, Samuel Torres, Joel Frahm, Yosvany Terry among many others.
TICKETS: $17 in advance/$20 at door/$10 full-time students with ID