“The man the stars call when they want that otherworldly flavor in the mix…” —Time Out New York
Acclaimed master percussionist Cyro Baptista brings his formidable group—Banquet of the Spirits—to Zinc on Saturday, April 13. He’s supported by pianist Brian Marsella, bassist Jason Fraticelli and drummer Tim Keiper.
Brazilian performer and bandleader Cyro Baptista has emerged as one of the premier percussionists on the planet, bringing his unique charm and undeniable rhythmic drive to countless stages, performing on numerous Grammy Award-winning recordings, and collaborating with myriad luminaries such as Paul Simon, Herbie Hancock, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, Yo-Yo Ma, Caetano Veloso, and many others. Described by Thom Jurek of All Music as “simply one of the most limitless musicians we have,” Baptista’s many honors include DownBeat Critics Poll Percussionist of the Year in 2013 and 2011, Jazz Journalists Association Percussionist of the Year in 2010 and 2007, Drum Magazine Percussionist of the Year in 2004 and 2003, and US Artists Walker Fellow in 2009/10. Donald Edward’s is a 2018 recipient of the Chamber Music America’s New Jazz Works Grant, A Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Jazz Project.
Baptista has performed on hundreds of recordings, composed music for Nickelodeon, and appeared in major motion pictures, including 2008’s “Rachael’s Getting Married” and 2007’s “Across the Universe.” He has performed as guest artist with many major orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and others. As an educator, he has conducted workshops and master classes at The Juilliard School, Berklee College of Music, Mannes College of Music, The New School, New World Symphony Orchestra, Kimmel Center Jazz Camp, and many others.
Showtimes are at 7:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Tickets: $25 advance / $30 day of show. For more info call (212) 477-9462 or visit https://www.zincjazz.com. Alternatively, you may purchase tickets directly through Eventbrite at https://intouchent.eventbrite.com.