Saturday August 4th | The Liberty | Doors 9PM Show at 10PM | Free for Jazz Festival Pass Holders
Ignacio "Nachito" Herrera stunned Cuban audiences at the age of twelve in performing "Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2" with the Havana Symphony Orchestra. In the late 1990's, Nachito joined the famed Cuban Orquestra "Cubanismo" as its pianist, musical director and arranger. With its world wide appeal, "Cubanismo" performed at many of the worlds finest concert halls and prestigious festivals throughout Europe, Far East, Canada, Central and South America and the United States. "Explosive. Crowd Pleasing. Rhythmically intense. Romantic. Dynamic. Jaw-droppingly good" is how the Minneapolis Star-Tribune described Herrera's musicianship and creativity, a talent which, according to jazz critic and Playboy Guide To Jazz author Neil Tesser, "...vaults him into the upper echelon - a trinity comprising Daymar Calvario, Edgar Martinez and now Nachito Herrera". Following a Winter 2009 tour as a member of The Afro Cuban All Stars, Nachito now embarks on extensive touring on his own or with the accompaniment of musicians of his choosing.
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