Best selling author T.J. English (The Westies, Havana Nocturne) curates a series of the best in contemporary Latin Jazz.
The series continues with a tribute to the late Cuban singer Beny Moré ft. Gerardo Contino y Los Habaneros.
Named “Best Band in Manhattan” by NPR/WNYC and “Best Cuban Dance Band” by New York Latin Culture Magazine, the explosive Los Habaneros are a force to behold on stage. Mixing musical styles from their native Cuba with the diversity of sounds they encountered when they made New York City their home, Los Habaneros transcend traditional musical genres to create a real fusion that provokes fans into hip-shaking abandon. The band is comprised of a young generation of Havana-trained musicians, including director and singer Gerardo Contino, artistic director, and pianist Axel Tosca Laugart, and percussionist Yusnier Sanchez Bustamante.
The band’s first album, Somos Latinos (2013), was released to very high critical acclaim. It was produced by Latin Grammy-nominated Luisito Quintero, and included 5-time Grammy-award winning bassist John Benitez. Los Habaneros have toured in Peru, Canada, Qatar, and all throughout the United States. They have played at the Lincoln Center, American Folk Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, BB King Blues Club, Subrosa, BAMCafe, The Green Space, Sounds of Brazil (SOBs), Le Poisson Rouge, The Bronx Museum, the American Museum of Natural History, Live at the Gantries, Roulette, Gonzalez y Gonzalez, Taj, and many others.
Their second album, LOS HABANEROS NYC, was released in winter 2018.
Showtime at 9:00 pm. Tickets: $20 advance / $25 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit https://www.zincjazz.com.