Los Primos 2017 will feature 3 of the best Cuban musicians from the Next Generation.
Ahmed Alom (19 years old - piano)
Ahmed is truly a triple threat. He is an virtuoso classical pianist (full scholarship to Manhattan School of Music next year), he is a jazz artist who can play with the very best of them, and he can read like a hawk. He is turning heads everywhere.
Alison Enriquez (16 years old - violin and voice)
Alison is now living in Halifax and attending Armbrae Academy. She played principal second violin last year in the Nova Scoita youth orchestra and is a regular singer at Stayners Sunday Jazz.
Avi Garcia (Los Primos 2001 - bass)
Our well loved bass player from HavanaFax is returning after a two year absence to help us with our summer tour.
Augusto Enriquez (voice and guitar)
Augusto is well known to Nova Scotia audiences now as he has come to Nova Scotia many times since his first visit in 2011. He is an international artist who recognized that we here in Nova Scotia have the best of both worlds. We are small but we are world class.
Alejandro Enirquez (percussion)
Alejandro played with the 2002 Los Primos big band project. He was attending the Amadeo Roldan Conservatory at the time, long before we knew Augusto. Now he is living in New York performing professionally and teaching at Columbia University. He was able to come at the last minute to substitute for Dayron who was unable to get clear of his obligations in Havana. Don't dispair, we will bring Dayron in February to help with winter fundraising and to feature him in the 2018 Dance for All Ages. Thanks Ale.
Jeff Goodspeed (sax/flute)
Artistic director of Los Primos, Jeff feels very fortunate to be able to perform with such talented musicians young and old, and looks forward to presenting one of the best shows ever to audiences all over Nova Scotia this summer.
The Tour Schedule
July 8 - Chester Playhouse Galapalooza - Chester
July 9 - Kings Theatre - Annapolis Royal
July 12 - Brier Island Lodge - Westport
July 14 - Halifax Jazz Festival
July 15 - Cuba on the Lake - New Russell
July 16 - Stayners Sunday Jazz - Welcome Party
July 17 & 18 - Cuban Music Clinics - Truro
July 20 - St. James United - Dartmouth
July 21 - St. Mark's Place - East LaHave
July 23 - Sunday BBQ on Quarry Island Pictou County
July 23 - Stayners Sunday Jazz - Farewell to Avi Party
July 28 - Truro Legion Hall - Latin Dance Party
July 29 - Montes Showbar, Dartmouth - Latin Dance Party
July 30 - Roadside Willies, dinner show - Truro
Aug 1 - Private House Party - Sydney
Aug 3 & 4 - Cuban Music Clinics - Sydney
Aug 4 - Cape Breton Jazz Festival - Dance
Aug 5 - Cape Breton Jazz Festival - Concert
Aug 6 - Stayners - Farewell Party