Friday, October 14
A young pianist of astonishing virtuosity and imagination, Cuban-born Alfredo Rodríguez calls up images of legendary jazz pianists like Keith Jarrett, Thelonious Monk, Art Tatum, and his compatriot Chucho Valdés. Schooled in the rigorous classical conservatories of Havana, his riveting artistry is informed as much by Bach and Stravinsky as by his Cuban and jazz roots.
“He is without a doubt one of the best young pianists I’ve ever seen and…with the enormous skills he already possesses, his potential…limitless.” –Quincy Jones
“On the Side” series launching tonight with Jose Torres-Tama in confrontation to the U.S. Immigration Issue.
Great Performances launches its 37th season – Jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez, flamenco dance and Spirit of Uganda on tap