Los Primos Project is happy to announce that our most amazing piano player from Los Primos 2012 and 2014 will be returning as part of Los Primos 2017.
Ahmed Alom is a virtuoso classical pianist who had just been awarded and full tuition scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music. He is also turning heads in Havana with his latin jazz improvisation and that is not easy to do. We truly have one of the very best of Cuba's next generation of musicians with us for 5 weeks. Don't miss it.
Ahmed Alom - Piano Virtuoso
Alison Enriquez (violin and voice). is also studying abroad next year, right here with us. She will be in grade 11 at Armbrae Academy and she will also be studying violin with Mark Lee. She is a proud member of the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra and last year was principle second violin. Alison is now a regular at Stayners Sunday Jazz and she is quickly gaining a reputation as a Jazz Singer. Not only can she play classical violin, but she can sing with the best musicians in Halifax and make them take notice.
Alison Enriquez - Violin and Voice
Also up from Havana will be Avi Garcia who all Los Primos fans will know because he has been coming to Canada with the project since 2001. As HavanaFax's well know bass player, Avi has not been here for a couple of years. He is too busy traveling the world with Cuba's most popular music export, Alexander Abreu and Havana de Primera!
Avi Garcia - Bass
Dayron Rodriguez has been turning head in Havana since he started playing congas with the big boys at 15 years old. Now he is 19 and finished high school. You have to come out to hear how congas can steal a show.
Dayron Rodriguez - Congas
Bringing the whole thing together are Jeff Goodspeed and Augusto Enriquez. Working together since 2011 these two musicians of the world enjoy bringing music from Cuba to Nova Scotia and sharing it with music fans everywhere. Last October they took the Back Alley Big Band to Ottawa for a special show presented for the members of the House of Commons and the Senate. The year before they took this show to Havana featuring 20 musicians from Halifax.
Augusto Enriquez and Jeff Goodspeed
Los Primos 2017 will be performing around Nova Scotia from Brier Island to Sydney Cape Breton. They will also be offering Cuban Music Clinics and Dance Clinics in Truro and Sydney. The Halifax Jazz Festival and the Cape Breton Jazz Festival. Stay tuned for the complete schedule to be posted this week.